SYDNEY is contemplating recruiting a second speed demon with the Florent surname.
Midfielder Ollie Florent's 18-year-old brother Jai will train with the Swans leading up to this year's drafts.
Ollie Florent enjoyed a breakout year in 2019 with the Swans. Picture: AFL Photos
Jai, a 179cm forward, played for NAB League club Sandringham Dragons and Mentone Grammar the past two seasons and is considered a chance to be recruited in the rookie draft.
The teenager kicked six goals in four NAB League appearances in 2019, as well as averaging almost 13 possessions, but was overlooked late in the season for the Dragons.
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Sandringham is set for an extraordinary draft bounty and had 18 players picked for this year's U18 champs who had to be prioritised at NAB League selection.
Dragons Fischer McAsey, Josh Worrell, Finn Maginness, Miles Bergman and Hugo Ralphsmith were all rated in the top 30 of AFL.com.au's latest Phantom Form Guide.
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It's believed Sydney's recruiting team rates the younger Florent – son of the late Andrew Florent, who was ranked as high as No.13 in men's doubles – as a late bloomer with genuine upside.
Sandringham talent manager Mark Wheeler said Jai's "weapon" was his pace off the mark and he also boasted impressive goal nous and a knack for finding space in football traffic.
"Jai's got a light frame, but he's definitely got dynamic speed and he has a good sideways step, too, so he's a very dangerous player on the outside," Wheeler told AFL.com.au.
"He needs to build on his defensive pressure as a small forward but he just had a lack of opportunity with us.
"We watched him a couple of times in school footy and he did things in a quarter that were AFL-like, then he went missing a bit, but he was one of the most talented in the Mentone Grammar team."
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The Swans selected Ollie Florent 11th overall in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, he was a Rising Star nominee last year and he averaged a career-high 19.2 disposals in 2019.
Florent is viewed as such a promising prospect that he was one of the players Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro asked about in the Joe Daniher negotiations.
Ex-Power forward Aidyn Johnson, Sydney University midfielder Jake Bartholomaeus, Werribee's Ryan Hebron and delisted Swans defender Jack Maibaum are also training with Sydney.