High School Buzz 

Bill Powers named Suncoast Chargers defensive coordinator

  • 3:30 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Former Jupiter Christian head coach Bill Powers has been Suncoast’s new defensive coordinator. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/The Palm Beach Post)

After spending 10 seasons as Jupiter Christian’s head football coach, Bill Powers decided it was time for something new.

It turns out the next chapter still includes football. Powers was named Suncoast’s new defensive coordinator this week following a successful tenure as Jupiter Christian’s head coach that included state titles in 2007 and 2008. [More]

Football: Former John I. Leonard DL Kevin Fagan inducted into FHSAA Hall of Fame

  • 1:58 pm Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
John I. Leonard graduate Kevin Fagan, a former UM and San Francisco 49ers defensive standout, will be inducted into the FHSAA in April.

Former John I. Leonard defensive lineman Kevin Fagan is one of 11 former Florida high school student-athletes who will be inducted into the FHSAA Hall of Fame this spring, the organization announced Wednesday. [More]

Pahokee RB McArthur Burnett joins Miami Hurricanes’ loaded 2016 class

  • 8:47 am Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Pahokee running back McArthur Burnett (8) escapes a tackle against Glades Central at Pahokee, Florida on November 6, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The Miami Hurricanes’ success in Palm Beach County continues.

Pahokee running back McArthur Burnett verbally committed to Miami late Monday night, joining the Hurricanes’ loaded 2016 recruiting class. 247Sports was the first to report the news. [More]

Football: Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson flips commitment from Louisville to UM

  • 3:13 pm Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Dwyer wide receiver Isaiah Johnson (right) decommitted to Miami on Sunday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Dwyer wide receiver Isaiah Johnson made up his mind Dec. 15 to accept a scholarship offer from Louisville. [More]

Football: Jupiter coach Doug Uccellini steps aside; Dan Start takes over

  • 11:32 am Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner

Jupiter’s football team is heading in a new direction. [More]

Atlantic DE Shelton Johnson signs with Michigan

  • 3:35 pm Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Atlantic High School football player Shelton Johnson (right) who signed with Michigan clowns around with his cousin, Jamael Stewart, who was also the defensive backs coach at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida on February 4, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Atlantic High’s signing ceremony began late, but it was for a good reason.

Shelton Johnson was still trying to decide between Michigan and Florida State, so Eagles coach Tavarius Jackson pulled the four-star recruit into a room.

“It was something we sat down and talked about,” Jackson said. “That’s why it took us so long to come in. He was a nervous wreck.”

After their discussion, Jackson and Johnson walked into Atlantic High’s media center 20 minutes late Wednesday. But the 6-foot-5 Eagles defensive end had made up his mind, choosing Michigan in front a crowd full of teammates, coaches, family and media. [More]

Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson signs with Louisville

  • 10:10 am Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson is listed as the second-best recruit on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

It was only fitting Louisville commit Lamar Jackson entered his signing ceremony with a Florida backpack.

The Boynton Beach quarterback spent the past few days going back and forth between the Gators and the Cardinals.

“Florida coaches were blowing my phone up,” Jackson said. “I had to really sit down and think about it and talk to my mom about it.”

But in the end, Jackson stuck with his commitment and signed with Louisville in a ceremony held at Boynton Beach High on Wednesday. Along with Louisville and Florida, Jackson also considered Miami and Mississippi State.

“It went down to the wire,” Jackson said. [More]

Signing Day 2015: Live recruiting updates on PBC preps and Florida colleges

  • 5:29 pm Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Post Staff

Follow along with The Palm Beach Post on Signing Day 2015 as our intrepid reporters bring you all of the up-to-the-minute information on the latest signings from Palm Beach County’s top athletes and the newest commits to Florida’s biggest universities.

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Recruiting: American Heritage ATH Trenard Davis commits to Illinois

  • 2:56 pm Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Trenard Davis has decided to join his cousin.

The American Heritage ATH has verbally committed to Illinois, according to athletic director Brad Tremper. Davis joins high school teammate and cousin Desmond Cain as part of the Fighting Illini’s 2015 recruiting class. [More]

Signing Day 2015: Schedule of notable local football signings

  • 12:05 pm Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It’s going to be a busy Wednesday.

With numerous local high school football stars deciding their futures on signing day, it’s an important day for players and college teams around the county.

Make sure to follow Jodie Wagner (@JRWagner5) and I (@Anthony_Chiang) for updates from around the county. We’ll also be pumping constant content onto PBgametime.com throughout the day.

In case you’re interested in when some of Palm Beach County’s football players are scheduled to make their decisions, here’s a schedule of notable ceremonies: [More]