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Signing Day 2016: American Heritage halfback Devin Singletary chooses FAU over Illinois

  • 10:59 am Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
American Heritage running back Devin Singletary throws up an "Owl" sign after committing to FAU over Illinois on Signing Day (Photo by Adam Lichtenstein).

Devin Singletary committed to Illinois in November, but when it was time to send his letter of intent, he decided to stay close to home.

The American Heritage halfback, the Post’s Small Schools Offensive Player of the Year, committed to Florida Atlantic over Illinois at a signing ceremony in American Heritage’s gym in Delray Beach on Wednesday.

“It feels great to stay home,” Singletary said. “Why not? Why change my climate? I’ve been playing in this my whole life.”

Singletary, a two-star recruit according to Rivals, cited several reasons for changing his school in addition to FAU’s close proximity, [More]

Football: Atlantic LB Chanler Ferguson commits to FAU

  • 10:00 am Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Atlantic linebacker Chanler Ferguson will play college football at FAU. (Post staff)

FAU’s 2016 recruiting class grew a little stronger Monday. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson commits to Washington State

  • 12:40 am Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein
Dwyer WR Isaiah Johnson decommitted from Florida on Sunday. (Post file photo)

A day after decommitting from Florida, Isaiah Johnson decided on his future school. [More]

Recruiting: Glades Central’s Ja’kevious Vickers, Oxbridge’s A.J. Garson commit to UConn

  • 3:34 pm Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein
Glades Central running back Ja'kevious Vickers carries the ball against Miami-Washington in the regional final on Nov. 20. (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post)

Glades Central halfback Ja’kevious Vickers announced he had committed to Connecticut via Twitter on Sunday morning.

Vickers visited UConn this weekend and committed when the Huskies offered him a scholarship Sunday.

“Once I went up there, those guys didn’t know me at all, and they made me feel like I was at home already,” Vickers said.

“None of us — me or the other running back — had an offer, but this morning he asked what are we about to do, and that’s when I said I’m going to commit to UConn. It’s like they had the offer out for me, but it wasn’t [More]

Recruiting: Atlantic athlete Shawndarrius Phillips commits to FIU

  • 11:21 am Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein
Atlantic's Shawndarrius Phillips committed to FIU on Thursday

One member of Atlantic’s talented backfield decided to stay close to home when he goes to college.

Senior athlete Shawndarrius Phillips, who was a finalist for the Lou Groza Palm Beach County Player of the Year Award, announced he had committed to Florida International on Thursday morning.

“I’ve never been out of the state of Florida, so I don’t know how I’d react to the cold,” Phillips said. “(Being close) is a benefit. It’s actually great because now I can have family support. I’m born and raised in Florida, so I know what kind of climate to expect.”

The Atlantic senior said he plans [More]

Recruiting: American Heritage’s Devin Singletary commits to Illinois

  • 12:22 pm Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

American Heritage’s star running back Devin Singletary plans to spend his college career in Champaign, Illinois. The senior committed to Illinois on Tuesday, as first reported by Scout.com.

“I like the vibe that I have with the coaches,” Singletary said. “Early playing time, and I know a couple people up there, and they told me a lot about the school that I like.”

Singletary, No. 6 on the PBGametime Big Board and a Super 11 pick, also had offers from Florida State, North Carolina, FAU, USF and Temple, among others. Rivals ranks Singletary as a two-star recruit.

Singletary has been an offensive force [More]

Recruiting: Santaluces linebacker Zach McCloud decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 6:41 pm Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Santaluces senior linebacker Zach McCloud decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes via Twitter on Thursday night.

McCloud, the No. 2 player on the PBGametime Big Board, committed to Miami on Nov. 17, 2014, but Thursday he cited the firing of former coach Al Golden as a major reason for re-opening his recruiting.

“While I did not commit to Miami for any coach, I can’t overlook the current situation,” he said in a screenshot he posted on Twitter.

When asked how Golden’s future would affect his commitment in August, McCloud said, “I’ve considered it, and it depends really on who they bring in. [More]

Recruiting: Top Miami Hurricanes commit Ahmmon Richards “shocked” by blowout loss

  • 4:34 pm Saturday, October 24th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Wellington 2016 wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, who committed to the Miami Hurricanes on July 22, 2014, said he was “shocked” by Miami’s 58-0 loss to No. 6 Clemson on Saturday, which was the worst loss in program history.

“I didn’t expect it to be that bad,” Richards said. “I was actually thinking they were going to win the game.”

The big loss only spurred on rumors that Hurricanes coach Al Golden would be fired in the near future.

Richards, who Rivals ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 66 wide receiver in the country, said he had “no idea” how a [More]

Recruiting: Oxbridge Academy’s Travis Homer sticking with Miami Hurricanes despite struggles

  • 8:00 am Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Despite the Hurricanes’ 34-23 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday and rumors swirling around head coach Al Golden’s future, Oxbridge Academy’s Travis Homer is still firmly committed to Miami.

“I’m pretty committed,” the running back said Friday.

Homer, a three-star recruit who committed to the Hurricanes on May 31, said he hopes Golden keeps his job. Many Miami fans do not feel the same, and some have even paid for anti-Al Golden banners to fly over the stadium during Hurricanes games. 

“I’m just going to keep my prayers up that he doesn’t get fired because I like him a lot,” Homer said Friday.

Homer led his [More]

Recruiting: Florida produces most five-star halfbacks, recruiting site says

  • 1:06 pm Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Florida is the most fertile ground for top high school running backs, according to Rivals.com.

The recruiting website released a breakdown of what states its five-star running backs have hailed from since they started ranking players for the Class of 2002. Florida had the most of any state with 13. California and Texas tied for second with nine each.

Two Palm Beach County players have made the five-star cut at the position. The first was Pahokee running back Antone Smith, who Rivals rated as the top running back in the 2005 class and the No. 25 player overall. Smith played four seasons [More]