High School Buzz 

Recruiting Q&A: Is Glades Central RB Ja’kevious Vickers ready for a big year?

  • 7:45 am Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Ja'kevious Vickers

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

Football: Glades Central, PB Gardens players on ESPN Junior 300

  • 3:16 pm Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

ESPN named Glades Central quarterback James Blackman and Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Vandarius Cowan to its Junior 300 list, which it released Monday.

Cowan was the higher ranked of the pair, coming in at No. 147, while Blackman ranked 230th.

Cowan, a 6-foot-4, 220 pound outside linebacker, committed to Florida State on June 11 after attending the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp in Tallahassee. He also has offers from Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and West Virginia, according to Rivals.com

“He’s got a lot of room to grow,” Gators coach Rob Freeman said. “He’s only 16 years old. There’s really no telling what he’s [More]

Recruiting: Which Palm Beach County football players have benefited the most from the camp circuit?

  • 3:03 pm Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Quarterback Toddy Centeio participates in spring football practice at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens on April 27, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

It’s the high school football offseason — also known as camp season.

Players from around the country are moving from camp to camp this offseason hoping to improve their recruiting stocks. Here are 10 players from Palm Beach County who have benefited from the camp circuit this year: [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Palm Beach County recruiting updates, Vol. 2

  • 11:59 am Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Antwaine Richardson

It was another busy week on the recruiting front.

Over the past seven days, 2016 Atlantic CB Antwaine Richardson verbally committed to Michigan, and 2017 Park Vista DT/T BJ Etienne and 2016 Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese received their first offers. (Find out all of the Palm Beach County recruiting news from the past week here)

But it’s time for a brand new Recruiting Notebook. Each Friday leading up to National Signing Day, we will start a new Recruiting Notebook and update it throughout the week with Palm Beach County’s football recruiting news. [More]

Recruiting: 600 players participate in satellite camp run by FAU, Ohio State coaches

  • 6:12 pm Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks with high school football players attending a camp at FAU in Boca Raton, Florida on June 16, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

After attending Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday night, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was in Boca Raton the next morning.

Meyer and Buckeyes assistant coaches helped out at a satellite high school football camp hosted by Florida Atlantic on Wednesday morning. Owls head coach Charlie Partridge and his staff were also at the camp held at the Tom Oxley Athletic Center on FAU’s campus. [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Palm Beach County recruiting updates, Vol. 1

  • 11:22 am Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Pahokee and running back McArthur Burnett (8) decommitted from Miami on Wednesday night. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

The PBgametime team is trying something a little different this year.

Instead of one long Recruiting Diary, we will be keeping Recruiting Notebooks. Each Friday leading up to National Signing Day, we will start a new Recruiting Notebook and update it throughout the week with Palm Beach County’s football recruiting news. [More]

Glades Central’s Ray McDonald released by Bears after another domestic violence arrest

  • 5:30 pm Monday, May 25th, 2015 by Adam Hirshfield

Veteran NFLer and Pahokee native Ray McDonald was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, Santa Clara police told NBC Bay Area on Monday. Two San Jose (Calif.) police sources confirmed the arrest, telling CSN Bay Area that they helped the Santa Clara police make the arrest.

Per the NBC station, Santa Clara Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a news release that McDonald was arrested after officers said he “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.”

The Associated Press reports that the Bears have released McDonald. Bears offensive lineman Chris Long quickly reacted to the move by tweeting [More]

Glades Central to join Pahokee in spring football game

  • 7:26 pm Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Glades Central and Pahokee will face off on the football field twice this year.

Along with the annual Muck Bowl, the Raiders have agreed to join the Blue Devils and Lakeland-Victory Christian for a three-way spring jamboree held at Pahokee High on May 29, according to Glades Central coach Rick Casko. The structure of the scrimmage is still being worked out. [More]

Glades Central left without spring football game

  • 5:04 pm Sunday, May 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Head Coach Rick Casko talks to his team after the first day of spring football practice at Glades Central High School in Belle Glade on April 27, 2015.  (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

Glades Central won’t be playing a spring football game.

The Raiders were originally scheduled to host Boynton Beach at 7 p.m. on Friday, but that plan has changed due to logistics. [More]