High School Buzz 

Football notes: Village Academy WR Tre’Quan Smith commits to UCF; Leon to ‘Bama

  • 4:23 pm Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Matt Porter

Tre’Quan Smith was getting ready for a summer of recruiting visits. One of the programs he planned to see was Virginia Tech, which planned to make him an offer if they liked what they saw in a workout. [More]

Cardinal Newman WR Travis Rudolph to play in Under Armour All-America Game

  • 1:40 pm Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 by Matt Porter

Travis Rudolph will get to play on national television early next year.

The Cardinal Newman junior wide receiver on Tuesday accepted an invite to play in the Under Armour All-America Game, the annual January showcase held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and carried live on ESPN. [More]

Recruiting: Kc McDermott close to decision, Johnnie Dixon shines at camp

  • 4:20 pm Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach Central senior Kc McDermott, one of the most sought-after offensive tackles in the country, said he’s close to making his college choice. [More]

National rushing record: Kelvin Taylor might pass Ken Hall, but Derrick Henry is king

  • 4:47 pm Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Matt Porter

UPDATE: Derrick Henry broke Ken Hall’s career rushing record Friday night. He topped Hall’s record on a 52-yard touchdown run against Perry-Taylor County in a Class 4A state playoff game. Henry finished the night with 482 yards and six touchdowns on 58 carries. He now has 11,612 yards and 148 TDs in his career.

Taylor had 213 yards and four touchdowns in a Class 2A regional semifinal win over Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic. From freshman year on, Taylor has 10,314 yards. He passed Toney Baker for fifth all-time.

While Henry adds to his new national record, Taylor needs 919 yards to move ahead of Hall for second place.

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Video: Derrick Henry vs. Kelvin Taylor in a battle of the backs

  • 4:12 pm Saturday, September 29th, 2012 by Matt Porter

YULEE — An estimated 4,500 fans and a national television audience got a glimpse of two SEC-bound running backs on Friday night. Yulee’s Derrick Henry, an Alabama commit, overshadowed Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor (Florida) in a 42-6 win. [More]

Video: Derrick Henry’s pregame speech to Yulee before Glades Day game

  • 2:43 am Saturday, September 29th, 2012 by Matt Porter

YULEE — Yulee senior running back Derrick Henry is the tallest player on his team, at 6-foot-3, and weighs a rock-solid 240 pounds. [More]

Alabama’s Nick Saban trying to flip Florida commitment Kelvin Taylor

  • 2:51 pm Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Give Nick Saban this: he doesn’t surrender easily. [More]

Glades Central’s Will Likely taking his time with football recruiting

  • 5:10 pm Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Glades Central junior William Likely knows he’s the highest-profile recruit in Palm Beach County who hasn’t committed to a college.

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Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor verbally commits to Florida

  • 10:16 am Saturday, February 18th, 2012 by Jeff Greer

It didn’t come as a huge surprise to those who know him when Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor decided to stick with his gut. The storied, record-breaking junior verbally committed to Florida on Saturday morning.

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The big catch: Palm Beach Gardens OL Avery Young picks Auburn

  • 3:10 pm Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 by Jeff Greer

The most anticipated decision in Palm Beach County recruiting has been made.

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