Posted: 8:06 pm Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Palm Beach Gardens RB Jimmy Lera picks Eastern Illinois 

By Jason Lieser

Palm Beach Gardens senior Jimmy Lera committed to Eastern Illinois, Gators coach Chris Davis said.

Lera (5-8, 170) played running back for Palm Beach Gardens and rushed for 403 yards and a touchdown on 78 carries as a senior. He also caught nine passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

All commitments are non-binding. No player is locked into a school until he signs a national letter of intent. The first day seniors can sign is Feb. 3, national signing day.