High School Buzz 

Recruiting: 600 players participate in satellite camp run by FAU, Ohio State coaches

  • 6:12 pm Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks with high school football players attending a camp at FAU in Boca Raton, Florida on June 16, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

After attending Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday night, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was in Boca Raton the next morning.

Meyer and Buckeyes assistant coaches helped out at a satellite high school football camp hosted by Florida Atlantic on Wednesday morning. Owls head coach Charlie Partridge and his staff were also at the camp held at the Tom Oxley Athletic Center on FAU’s campus. [More]

Palm Beach Gardens football coach wins World Series of Poker event

  • 4:55 pm Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Jeff Tomlinson celebrates after winning a World Series of Poker event over the weekend. (WSOP photo).

When Jeff Tomlinson leaves for his summer trip to Las Vegas each year, his fellow Palm Beach Gardens High football coaches usually give him a hard time.

“JT is going out to Vegas to chase that World Series of Poker bracelet,” is what he hears.

But after a magical four-day stretch at the World Series of Poker’s $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed tournament last week, the Gardens defensive backs coach won’t have to hear that anymore. [More]

Palm Beach Post 2015 All-Academic teams

  • 6:00 am Sunday, June 14th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Brockton Boretti, Wellington, libero for Wellington High School volleyball, in a portrait on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

American Heritage — Nick Rubinowicz. An All-Area First Team punter/kicker for the Stallions’ football team, he also maintained a 4.81 honors-point average and earned an AP Scholar with Honor award. He will play football at the University of Maryland.

Benjamin — Savannah Logan. A multi-sport athlete who set a school record by earning 19 varsity letters, she also was a member of the National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society, maintained a 4.09 honors-point average, and took nine advanced placement courses. She will play volleyball at Rider University.

Boca Raton — Alexandra Kasper. A two-sport varsity athlete who qualified for the state [More]

Football recruiting: Atlantic DB Antwaine Richardson commits to Michigan

  • 3:30 pm Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner

Another Atlantic standout is heading to Michigan.

Eagles cornerback Antwaine Richardson announced his verbal commitment to Michigan through Twitter on Friday, joining the program’s 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot, 170-pound three-star prospect chose the Wolverines over schools like Miami, Wisconsin and West Virginia. (Richardson’s Hudl tape) [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Palm Beach County recruiting updates, Vol. 1

  • 11:22 am Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Pahokee and running back McArthur Burnett (8) decommitted from Miami on Wednesday night. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

The PBgametime team is trying something a little different this year.

Instead of one long Recruiting Diary, we will be keeping Recruiting Notebooks. Each Friday leading up to National Signing Day, we will start a new Recruiting Notebook and update it throughout the week with Palm Beach County’s football recruiting news. [More]

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]

QB Blake Dever transfers from St. Thomas Aquinas to Wellington

  • 12:46 pm Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It looks like Wellington may have found its replacement for quarterback Shannon Patrick.

Blake Dever announced through Twitter that he had transferred from Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas to Wellington on Friday. The 6-foot-4, 216-pound pro-style quarterback will be a senior this season and is still waiting on his first offer, but he has received interest from schools like Cincinnati and Western Kentucky, according to 247Sports. [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]