High School Buzz 

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]

Signing Day 2015: Predictions for biggest question marks in Palm Beach County

  • 2:25 pm Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
QB Lamar Jackson is verbally committed to Louisville, but Florida is making a strong push for the Boynton Beach High product. (Photo by Madeline Gray)

Signing day is just days away (Feb. 4), but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered.

Will Lamar Jackson stick to his Louisville commitment? Where will Shelton Johnson end up? Jodie Wagner and I tried to answer these questions and more in this blog post. [More]

Recruiting: 2015 Dwyer DE Alex Davis flips commitment, chooses Nebraska

  • 11:20 am Sunday, February 1st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It happened fast.

Similar to Alex Davis’ rise in the high school football world, it didn’t take much time for the 2015 Dwyer defensive end to learn Nebraska was the place for him. Nebraska extended an offer to Davis on Monday, and he verbally committed to the Cornhuskers during an official visit to the school on Sunday. [More]

Recruiting: Royal Palm Beach OT Fredrick Johnson commits to Florida Gators

  • 9:56 am Sunday, February 1st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

The Florida Gators’ 2015 recruiting class is starting to take shape.

Entering the weekend, the class was ranked 78th in the country behind schools like Florida Atlantic, Temple and Western Michigan, according to 247Sports.

But Royal Palm Beach offensive tackle Fredrick Johnson improved that ranking with his decision, committing to the Gators during his official visit to Florida on Saturday night. [More]

Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes enter race for 2015 Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson

  • 7:22 pm Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Lamar Jackson, shown at the Lou Groza Awards banquet,

Lamar Jackson is verbally committed to Louisville, but it hasn’t stopped schools from pursuing him.

The latest school to show interest in Jackson is Miami.

“Miami has jumped on board big time,” former Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain said, who retired at the end of the 2014 season.

Hurricanes head coach Al Golden stopped by Boynton Beach High on Wednesday to meet with Jackson. The conversation prompted the four-star Tigers quarterback to take an official visit to Miami on Thursday.

“The visit was cool,” Jackson said. “I went to go see the business program and I met with offensive coordinator James Coley. It was [More]