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Lavonte Valentine
Lavonte  Valentine


Melbourne, Fla.

High School:
Melbourne Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186



Speedy running back who prepped at Melbourne (Fla.) Central Catholic High School... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... will be held out of the spring drills while recovering from a knee injury... the Hustlers, under the direction of head coach Stacy Sizemore, posted an 8-4 record in 2017... missed much of his senior season after undergoing knee surgery, but ran for 884 yards (9.6 yards per carry) and accounted for 14 total touchdowns in 2016... won the Florida 4A 100-meter title with a time of 10.61 in the spring of 2017... also plans to compete in track for the Gamecocks... ranked as the No. 18 all-purpose back prospect and the 95th-best player from the state of Florida in 247's national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 85th-best player in Florida and the 26th-best running back in the nation... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

Lavonte Valentine

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