Jake Perper

Jake Perper
Jake is the lead scout for Prep Hoop Florida. He is based out of Tampa and has been with the company since May 2016. Jake has a plethora of experience working and writing about high school, collegiate and professional sports. He is here to help as many kids as possible reach their goals of playing at the next level. He currently covers high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times and writes in-depth feature stories for his site PrepSportsScouting.com. He's written previously for The Tampa Tribune, The Naples Daily News, Bleacher Report, NFL.com and NFLTouchdown.com. Jake can be reached via Twitter @JakePerper or via email [email protected]

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Jerome Reed

Jerome Reed
Jerome has been involved in sports-writing since 2012, getting his start in prep sports while writing for the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida. Since leaving Southwest Florida and moving to Gainesville in 2014, Jerome has received his Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida, wrote for the Gainesville Sun Newspaper, started building P.K. Yonge Research School’s first sports-journalism program and became co-founder of “R.A.W.E. Recruits: Recruiting Athletes With Education”. R.A.W.E.’s mission is to create highlight/skill tapes for local student-athletes who balance being great in the classroom, and the on the playing surface. Follow R.A.W.E. on Instagram and Twitter at @rawerecruits!

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Edward Lamar

Edward Lamar
Edward has played basketball since he was 8 years old and competed at as high as the college level. While in high school, he picked up writing as a hobby and began doing sports editorials for his school paper. Over the last 15 years, Edward has been coaching travel ball, high school basketball, and also doing some training and writing for Bay Area Hoops FL.

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Zach Smart

Zach Smart
Zach Smart has been writing on high school sports for 16 years. His work has been featured in sources such as Scout, SLAM Online, Inside Lacrosse, The New Haven Register, The York Daily Record, and The Palm Beach Post, to name a few. During his time working as a social media coordinator/blogger, Zach worked for prep and post-graduate basketball programs such as Elev8 Prep Academy in Delray Beach, FL. He shouldered the same role while at The Conrad Academy in Orlando and Scotland Campus Sports (Pa.), which now boasts the no.1 ranked prep team the country. His role entailed management of the online databases, blogging, helping prospects garner NCAA visibility and day-to-day assistance with the college placement process. He currently resides in Miami.

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