Posted: 1:45 pm Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Boynton Beach RB/LB Audrey Dieujuste signs with Bucknell 

By Jeff Greer

It wasn’t official until last night, but the decision was a relief for Audrey Dieujuste. Boynton Beach’s hard-hitting, hard-running senior signed with Bucknell.

Dieujuste (6-0, 225 pounds, No. 44 on the Big Board) chose the small Pennsylvania school over Navy and Dartmouth, his coach Rick Swain said. It was an interesting (and at times confusing) process for the bruising two-way player. It was long thought that he’d committed to Navy, but Dieujuste repeatedly denied those rumors.

Instead, he’ll play for Bucknell, a Patriot League school that competes in Division I-AA (FCS). Bucknell was 6-5 last season.

Dieujuste was a critical part of Boynton’s rebirth in 2011, which saw the Tigers finish 5-5 after a miserable 2-8 campaign in 2010. Dieujuste ran for 267 yards and eight touchdowns, and made the Post All-Area Small Schools team as a linebacker.