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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: 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: 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]

Football: Boynton’s Lamar Jackson named to Class 6A All-State first team

  • 10:49 am Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Boynton Beach quarterback Lamar Jackson was named to the Florida All-State Class 6A First Team on Wednesday. [More]

Football recruiting: The fourth edition of the 2015 Big Board rankings

  • 7:30 am Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner

National Signing Day has come and gone, and we’ve updated the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board.

The list has been expanded from 50 to 60, as names such as Royal Palm Beach offensive tackle Fredrick Johnson and American Heritage athlete Warren Robinson were added.

The rankings, compiled by staff writers Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner, are determined using interviews with coaches, scouting services’ reports and notes collected from the football season. [More]

Andy Siegal named Boynton Beach’s new football coach, athletic director

  • 3:12 pm Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Andy Siegal

With the retirement of Rick Swain, Boynton Beach lost a football coach and athletic director that had 41 years of coaching experience.

But the Tigers gained some of that experience back with the hiring of longtime football coach Andy Siegal this week. Siegal confirmed reports Tuesday that he was named Swain’s replacement as Boynton Beach’s head coach and athletic director. [More]

Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson committed to Louisville, but keeping options open

  • 2:49 pm Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Lamar Jackson is verbally committed to Louisville, but his recruitment is far from over.

The 2015 Boynton Beach dual-threat quarterback has official visits set up to Mississippi State, Florida and Louisville for January. [More]

Football: Finalists released for Lou Groza Awards ceremony

  • 3:17 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With the high school football playoffs beginning this week, the awards season is not too far away.

The Lou Groza Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the awards season. The annual banquet will be held on Dec. 9 at the Kravis Center.

Along with the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best collegiate placekicker in the country, the banquet celebrates the top high school players, coaches, teams and place-kickers in Palm Beach County. Finalists were selected by a panel of local representatives of the Palm Beach County high school football community, including head coaches and local media representatives. [More]