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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]

Park Vista officials: Tre Mason always welcome back

  • 9:52 am Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Park Vista graduate Tre Mason, now with the Rams, said he was kicked off his alma mater's practice field on Wednesday. (Post file photo)

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason has plenty of name recognition nationally thanks to his success on the gridiron, first at Auburn and now in the NFL.

But the Park Vista graduate was feeling a little unwelcome back home after a misunderstanding Wednesday. [More]

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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Former American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson’s football career cut short

  • 3:09 pm Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Roderick Johnson’s football career has come to an end.

The former American Heritage standout offensive lineman has been diagnosed with congenital cervical stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal of the neck that prevents enough fluid to gather around the spinal cord to properly protect it from injury. The Florida Gators redshirt sophomore was expected to be a full-time starter this season. [More]

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]

American Heritage to install artificial turf field

  • 8:57 pm Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
American Heritage began construction on its new artificial turf field. (Photo by Brad Tremper)

American Heritage is making a change.

The private school began installing new artificial turf on its athletic field Friday, according to Stallions athletic director Brad Tremper. The news was first reported by ESPN 106.3. [More]

Cardinal Newman, Jupiter hope to name new head football coaches soon

  • 4:52 pm Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Steve Walsh left Cardinal Newman after spending six seasons as the school's head football coach. (Photo by Taylor Jones)

With less than three weeks remaining until the start of spring football practice on April 27, Cardinal Newman and Jupiter are still without head football coaches.

But both programs are hoping to make a hire before then.

Cardinal Newman athletic director Jason Carlstrom said the school has received more than 100 applications for the position and hopes to name a new head coach before the start of spring practice. Jupiter athletic director Mike DeLeonardo said the school has already narrowed down its list to 15 candidates and expects to name a new head coach next week. [More]