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Recruiting: Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson commits to Florida Gators

  • 7:46 pm Friday, March 20th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dwyer's Isaiah Johnson tries to break free from an Atlantic defender during a game Oct. 24, 2014, in Delray Beach. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Less than a week after decommitting from Miami, Isaiah Johnson has a new home.

The 2016 Dwyer wide receiver verbally committed to Florida on Friday evening. Panthers coach Jack Daniels confirmed the news, which was first reported by 247Sports. [More]

Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 10:49 am Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dwyer wide receiver Isaiah Johnson (right) decommitted to Miami on Sunday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

After taking an unofficial visit to Florida this past weekend, Isaiah Johnson is rethinking things.

The 2016 Dwyer wide receiver decommitted from Miami on Sunday afternoon, announcing that his new top three consists of Florida, Miami and UCF. It’s the second time Johnson has decommitted this year, as he flipped his commitment from Louisville to the Hurricanes in February. [More]

Who are Palm Beach County’s top 2016 football recruits?

  • 1:22 pm Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It’s never too early to talk recruiting.

Time to start the discussion. With less than 11 months before 2016 recruits can sign national letters of intent, who are Palm Beach County’s prized football recruits?

Well, here’s 247Sports’ answer … [More]

American Heritage LB Josh Ward commits to Akron after long wait

  • 1:45 pm Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
American Heritage LB Josh Ward committed to Akron this week. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Josh Ward spent the past month on the phone.

After the University of Buffalo made a late decision to withdraw its scholarship offer to him just before National Signing Day (Feb. 4), Ward was left without a school to commit to. So, the Post’s 2014 Small Schools Defensive Player of the Year made it a daily habit to call college coaches to check if any still had room left in their recruiting class.

“I can’t even count how many schools we called,” Ward said. “We called every one that we could. All of the Division I-AA schools I called were full, so I thought the chances of going to a Division I school were slim.” [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]

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]