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Football recruiting: 2017 Palm Beach Gardens DE Vandarius Cowan commits to FSU

  • 1:21 pm Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Gardens DE Vandarius Cowan (left), shown in a November game against Palm Beach Central, committed to FSU on Thursday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Palm Beach Gardens defensive end Vandarius Cowan grew up a Florida State fan, and on Thursday the four-star recruit made official his intention to play for the Seminoles in 2017. [More]

Recruiting: Pahokee RB/DB McArthur Burnett decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 10:15 pm Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Pahokee and running back McArthur Burnett (8) decommitted from Miami on Wednesday night. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

The Miami Hurricanes’ strong 2016 recruiting class took a hit Wednesday night.

Pahokee running back/defensive back McArthur Burnett announced through Twitter that he had decommitted from the Hurricanes. He’s the second player to take themselves out of Miami’s 2016 recruiting class in the past week, as Fort Pierce Central linebacker Greg Simmons decommitted Monday. [More]

Recruiting: American Heritage’s Lawrence Graham commits to FAU

  • 7:10 pm Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Florida Atlantic continued its recruiting success in Palm Beach County.

American Heritage linebacker Lawrence Graham verbally committed to the Owls on Wednesday. The two-star recruit chose FAU over schools like Army and Colorado State.

“I just really appreciate everything FAU has to offer me,” Graham said. “It’s right in my backyard.”

The 5-foot-10, 214 pound Graham became the first Palm Beach County player to join FAU’s 2016 recruiting class. But if his commitment sticks, he would join the six county players who were part of the Owls’ 2015 recruiting class under head coach Charlie Partridge.

Dwyer quarterback Daniel Parr, Glades Central defensive lineman Steven [More]

Recruiting: Former Dwyer WR Tavares Martin signs with Washington State

  • 9:42 am Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Former Dwyer WR Tavares Martin has signed with Washington State. (Post staff)

After Tavares Martin graduated early in January, Dwyer principal Glenda Sheffield would not stop badgering Jack Daniels.

“You better find a place for that kid,” Sheffield would repeatedly tell the Panthers football coach.

Mission accomplished. [More]

Why are Miami Hurricanes having success recruiting in Palm Beach County?

  • 1:25 pm Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
From left to right: Wellington WR Ahmmon Richards, Santaluces LB Zach McCloud, Oxbridge Academy RB Travis Homer, Pahokee RB/DB McArthur Burnett.

Why is Miami having so much success recruiting in Palm Beach County these days? (If you have the answer to this question, vote in our poll at the bottom of this page.)

“It’s close to home,” Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards said. “That’s what I think it is.”

But Miami has always been a relatively short drive from Palm Beach County. So, what has changed? [More]

Oxbridge’s Travis Homer commits to Miami; just how many RBs does UM need?

  • 8:03 pm Sunday, May 31st, 2015 by Matt Porter

Several members of Miami’s 2016 recruiting class got a chance to compete against each other Sunday at the South Florida Shootout.

The day-long, 48-team, 7-on-7 event hosted by UM was also an opportunity for Wellington receiver Ahmmon Richards to meet St. Thomas Aquinas counterpart Sam Bruce, for linebackers Greg Simmons (Fort Pierce Central) and Zach McCloud (Santaluces) to hang with Shaq Quarterman, who made the trip down from the Orlando area even though his team, Oakleaf High, wasn’t involved.

Travis Homer decided he wanted join the party.

Homer, a running back from Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, committed to the Hurricanes after [More]

Football: Former Dwyer WR Tavares Martin commits to Washington State

  • 12:44 pm Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Former Dwyer WR Tavares Martin has signed with Washington State. (Post staff)

Tavares Martin will head west this fall to begin his college football career. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer QB Toddy Centeio decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 7:58 pm Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Quarterback Toddy Centeio participates in spring football practice at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens on April 27, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Even when Toddy Centeio verbally committed to Miami in December, he said “there’s a chance” he would stick with the Hurricanes.

That ambiguous answer should have been a sign that the 2017 Dwyer quarterback would eventually open his recruiting process back up. Centeio pulled the trigger Friday evening, announcing on Twitter that he had decommitted from the Hurricanes. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 1, Ahmmon Richards

  • 6:00 am Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Ahmmon Richards

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we have released a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board, breaking down each player’s game with an interactive graphic. Today, we’ve reached the top spot with Ahmmon Richards, a wide receiver at Wellington.

A tough receiver with tremendous athletic ability, Richards can make plays all over the field and isn’t afraid to catch the ball in traffic. While his offensive numbers were exceptional, he’s also an excellent defensive player who recorded five interceptions last season.

NOTE: Hover over or click the target spots to [More]