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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 6, Travis Homer

  • 6:00 am Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 6, Travis Homer, a running back at Oxbridge Academy.

With Homer’s mixture of strength and speed, his skill set has started to attract BCS programs. But some still wonder if he can put up big numbers against tough competition after Oxbridge Academy played in independent leagues the past two seasons. Homer will have an opportunity to quiet those doubters this season, as [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 7, McArthur Burnett

  • 6:00 am Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 7, McArthur Burnett, a running back at Pahokee.

Burnett was a bright spot on both sides of the ball for Pahokee last season. The UM commit has tremendous speed and quickness, and can make defenders miss in space. He’s also a good receiver out of the backfield.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 8, Chanler Ferguson

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 8, Chanler Ferguson, a linebacker at Atlantic.

At 5-foot-11, 225 pounds, Ferguson is a force at middle linebacker. He’s not only a tackling machine, but also can read quarterbacks better than most. Ferguson returned four interceptions for touchdowns last season. If he can duplicate last year’s stats, Ferguson will have plenty of offers by the end of his senior season.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 9, Ja’kevious Vickers

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 9, Ja’kevious Vickers, a running back at Glades Central.

Vickers was one of the area’s top running backs last season despite having limited experience at the position. A converted safety/linebacker, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Vickers rushed for more than 1,000 yards and played a key role in leading the revitalized Raiders to the regional finals.

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Tavares Martin still hoping to play Division I football after signing with junior college

  • 6:58 pm Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
West Virginia has pulled its offer to Dwyer WR Tavares Martin. (Post file photo)

Tavares Martin is still waiting.

Despite a tweet from Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College head coach Jesse Montalto announcing that Martin had signed with the program, the three-star Dwyer wide receiver is not sure he will end up at the junior college. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 10 Da’Von Brown

  • 6:00 am Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 10, Da’Von Brown, a cornerback at Royal Palm Beach.

It’s hard to find high school cornerbacks with better man-to-man coverage skills than Brown. Despite being 5-foot-11, he’s one of the most physical cornerbacks in Palm Beach County. Don’t be surprised to see Brown begin to draw big offers before the start of his senior season.

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Football recruiting: The unveiling of the first edition of the 2016 Big Board

  • 7:00 am Friday, April 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Gardens defensive back Devin Studstill (1) has offers from schools like Miami, Notre Dame and West Virginia. Where will he end up on the first edition of the Class of 2016 Big Board? (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

Make room. Make room. The Big Board is back.

The PBgametime team is ready to release the first edition of the Class of 2016 Big Board, which will feature the top 25 seniors from Palm Beach County.

We will start with the Top 10. Starting on April 13, each weekday morning leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic.

Once the Top 10 has been released, we will unveil the bottom half of the list.

Here’s how it will [More]

Oxbridge Academy RB Travis Homer earns invite to Nike’s The Opening

  • 12:31 pm Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Travis Homer’s offseason keeps getting better.

After an impressive showing at the Nike Football Opening Regional camp in February, the Oxbridge Academy running back learned he had earned an invite to Nike’s “The Opening” on Thursday. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson commits to Florida Gators

  • 7:46 pm Friday, March 20th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dwyer's Isaiah Johnson tries to break free from an Atlantic defender during a game Oct. 24, 2014, in Delray Beach. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Less than a week after decommitting from Miami, Isaiah Johnson has a new home.

The 2016 Dwyer wide receiver verbally committed to Florida on Friday evening. Panthers coach Jack Daniels confirmed the news, which was first reported by 247Sports. [More]

Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 10:49 am Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dwyer wide receiver Isaiah Johnson (right) decommitted to Miami on Sunday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

After taking an unofficial visit to Florida this past weekend, Isaiah Johnson is rethinking things.

The 2016 Dwyer wide receiver decommitted from Miami on Sunday afternoon, announcing that his new top three consists of Florida, Miami and UCF. It’s the second time Johnson has decommitted this year, as he flipped his commitment from Louisville to the Hurricanes in February. [More]