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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]

Recruiting: 2016 American Heritage OL Begnoche commits to Penn

  • 11:35 pm Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

When deciding where to continue his football career, Greg Begnoche made his education a top priority.

The American Heritage offensive tackle/defensive tackle announced his commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on Twitter Tuesday night.

“It pretty much came down to the education, and the Ivy League education pretty much topped it,” Begnoche said.

Begnoche, a two-star recruit, had 21 scholarship offers, choosing the Quakers over Football Bowl Subdivision schools such as Florida Atlantic and Florida International. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman said his final decision was between Penn and Harvard.

“Penn showed more love, and I liked the campus more,” he said. “It’s more of a [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Latest Palm Beach County recruiting news, Vol. 4

  • 12:16 pm Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Suncoast quarterback Matt Dame at football practice in Riviera Beach, Florida on August 7, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

With the start of fall practice creeping closer, local players are starting to make commitments.

Over the past seven days, 2016 Oxbridge Academy TE AJ Garson verbally committed to Bowling Green and 2016 Suncoast QB Matt Dame verbally committed to Columbia. (Find out all of the Palm Beach County recruiting news from the past week here)

But it’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new Recruiting Notebook. This one is Vol. 4. [More]

Recruiting: 2016 Suncoast QB Matt Dame commits to Columbia

  • 6:12 pm Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Suncoast quarterback Matt Dame at football practice in Riviera Beach, Florida on August 7, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

When Matt Dame visited Columbia University in June, he fell in love.

“The campus is beautiful,” Dame said. “It’s right in the center of New York City. I love everything about the campus. I feel really wanted there.”

The Suncoast quarterback was so impressed that he verbally committed to Columbia on Thursday. Dame chose the Lions over Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale. [More]

Recruiting Q&A: Does Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese believe he’s underrated?

  • 12:04 pm Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dominic Milanese

As recruiting heats up, it’s time we get to know more about some of Palm Beach County’s prospects.

Each Thursday leading up to the football season, we will post a new Q&A with a different 2016 recruit. We’ll start with uncommitted Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese. [More]

PBgametime mailbag: Why Pahokee should be excited, FAU recruiting and illegal coffee

  • 3:26 pm Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
How will the move to Class 1A impact Pahokee's football team? (Photo by Brianna Soukup)

The PBgametime mailbag is back.

As we creep closer to the start of fall football practice, we will be posting a new edition of the football mailbag each Tuesday. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we discuss Pahokee, Florida Atlantic recruiting and performance-enhancing substances. It’s not what you think. [More]

Recruiting: Oxbridge Academy TE AJ Garson picks Bowling Green

  • 2:47 pm Sunday, June 28th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

AJ Garson opened eyes during spring football.

Bowling Green was one of the schools impressed by the Oxbridge Academy tight end’s combination of size and athleticism, extending an offer to Garson near the start of spring football practice.

It turns out Garson was just as impressed with Bowling Green, verbally committing to the Falcons on Saturday after taking an unofficial visit to the campus last week. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound two-star prospect chose Bowling Green over schools like Cincinnati, Idaho and Oregon State. [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Local recruiting updates, Vol. 3

  • 12:14 pm Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
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)

It may be the summer, but recruiting never stops.

Over the past seven days, 2016 Royal Palm Beach ATH Marlon Eugene verbally committed to Oregon State and 2017 Dwyer QB Toddy Centeio received another offer. (Find out all of the Palm Beach County recruiting news from the past week here) [More]

Recruiting: Royal Palm Beach ATH Marlon Eugene commits to Oregon State

  • 8:51 pm Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Marlon Eugene has a “new home.”

The Royal Palm Beach all-around athlete announced his verbal commitment to Oregon State through Twitter on Monday. Eugene chose the Beavers over Cincinnati and Illinois. [More]