High School Buzz 

Football: Ray Berger named new Olympic Heights head coach

  • 11:57 am Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With less than a week before the start of fall practice, Olympic Heights was forced to hire a new head football coach.

The Lions made the move Tuesday, naming Ray Berger as their new coach.

Berger will replace Dale Williams, who was forced to resign last week after “taking a job outside of teaching.” Williams did not coach a regular-season game at Olympic Heights, as he was hired by the school in March.

“With the job that I took, I couldn’t guarantee that I would be there every day,” Williams said. “I had to turn in my resignation.”

Berger, 51, had interviewed for [More]

Recruiting: Glades Central OT Jah’Shaun Seider commits to West Virginia

  • 10:54 am Sunday, July 27th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Glades Central offensive tackle Jah’Shaun Seider didn’t have to think about it for too long.

After receiving an offer from West Virginia during the program’s camp Saturday, Jah’Shaun verbally committed to the Mountaineers that evening. Before West Virginia offered Jah’Shaun, his top four schools were Bowling Green, Minnesota, Louisville and South Florida.

“I committed right then and there on the spot,” said Jah’Shaun, who will be a senior this fall. “It’s right for me.”

Jah’Shaun is familiar with the program, as his brother is the running backs coach at West Virginia. JaJuan Seider is entering his second season as a Mountaineers assistant coach [More]

Football mailbag: Will Florida Gators pick up players from PB County, the Muck and best Week 1 matchup?

  • 3:52 pm Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The mailbag took a week off, but it’s back.

In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we discuss a county player that is considering the Gators, if the Muck will bring home a state football title in 2014, and the best Week 1 matchup. Oh, and I also share a little bit of advice for those in the friend zone.

If you weren’t able to ask a question this week, you still have a chance to have your questions answered. Send your questions for next week via Twitter, email (achiang@pbpost.com) or in the comment section here.

Here we go.

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Recruiting: 2016 Wellington WR Ahmmon Richards commits to Miami

  • 2:29 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Miami’s 2016 recruiting class keeps getting better.

On Tuesday, the Hurricanes added 2016 Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards (see his Hudl tape here). The four-star recruit verbally committed to Miami, choosing the Hurricanes over schools like Penn State, Georgia, Louisville and Florida Atlantic. [More]

Football: American Heritage LB Lawrence Graham honored at TOP GUN camp

  • 1:23 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
American Heritage linebacker Lawrence Graham (left), with his mom, Monica Robinson, and FBU coach Steve Quinn, was honored at last week's TOP GUN football camp in Ohio. (Photo provided)

American Heritage’s Lawrence Graham was one of five Class of 2016 linebackers honored at Football University’s TOP GUN High School Showcase in Dublin, Ohio, July 17-19. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer CB Jarius Adams commits to Rutgers; PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU

  • 6:33 pm Sunday, July 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jarius Adams wanted to commit to a school before the start of his senior season, so he set up a road trip to visit schools like Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and Bowling Green in June.

After returning to Palm Beach County, the 2015 Dwyer cornerback (see his Hudl tape here) narrowed his list to Rutgers and Bowling Green. On Friday, Adams (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) made his decision and verbally committed to Rutgers.

“I talked to my family and we figured it would be perfect to look at the schools early and choose one and just focus on the season [More]

Football: Boca grad David Bicknell named to college award watch list

  • 9:08 am Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Harvard punter David Bicknell, a 2011 Boca Raton graduate, has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision Punter Award Watch List. [More]

Football: PB Central freshman Matthew Smith to compete at TOP GUN football camp

  • 9:24 am Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Central freshman QB Matthew Smith will compete in an elite prep football All-Star camp in Ohio next week. (Photo provided)

Incoming Palm Beach Central freshman Matthew Smith has been selected to compete at Football University’s TOP GUN camp in Dublin, Ohio, July 21-23.
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Football: Fort Pierce Central 12th, Dwyer 13th in Florida top 25 pre-season poll

  • 2:13 pm Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Fort Pierce Central is ranked No. 12 and Dwyer is a spot behind at No. 13 in the Florida Top 25 pre-season football poll released Monday by NationalHSFootball.com.

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Football mailbag: Toughest district and will Seminole Ridge make the playoffs?

  • 2:50 pm Friday, July 11th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

We are less than a month away from the start of fall practice. Everybody ready?

Until then, we will do our best to satisfy your appetite for local high school football. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we analyzed the toughest district in the area and went over Seminole Ridge’s chances of making the playoffs. [More]