High School Buzz 

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]

Palm Beach Gardens football coach wins World Series of Poker event

  • 4:55 pm Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Jeff Tomlinson celebrates after winning a World Series of Poker event over the weekend. (WSOP photo).

When Jeff Tomlinson leaves for his summer trip to Las Vegas each year, his fellow Palm Beach Gardens High football coaches usually give him a hard time.

“JT is going out to Vegas to chase that World Series of Poker bracelet,” is what he hears.

But after a magical four-day stretch at the World Series of Poker’s $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed tournament last week, the Gardens defensive backs coach won’t have to hear that anymore. [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]

Football recruiting: 2017 Palm Beach Gardens DE Vandarius Cowan commits to FSU

  • 1:21 pm Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Gardens DE Vandarius Cowan (left), shown in a November game against Palm Beach Central, committed to FSU on Thursday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Palm Beach Gardens defensive end Vandarius Cowan grew up a Florida State fan, and on Thursday the four-star recruit made official his intention to play for the Seminoles in 2017. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 3, Devin Studstill

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Devin Studstill Big Board

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 3, Devin Studstill, a defensive back at Palm Beach Gardens.

A hard-hitting safety with tremendous athleticism, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Studstill has drawn plenty of attention from college scouts. He’s expected to play a key role on defense next season for the Gators, who graduated standout linebacker Tevon Coney.

NOTE: Hover over or click the target spots to see more on Devin Studstill. If [More]

Who are Palm Beach County’s top 2016 football recruits?

  • 1:22 pm Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It’s never too early to talk recruiting.

Time to start the discussion. With less than 11 months before 2016 recruits can sign national letters of intent, who are Palm Beach County’s prized football recruits?

Well, here’s 247Sports’ answer … [More]

Football recruiting: Milord Juste, J’Quan Napier among Palm Beach Gardens signees

  • 10:38 am Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Gardens football players (from left) Andrew Prince (Fordham), Adam Pearl (Mount St. Joseph), Milorde Juste (FIU) and J'Quan Napier (FAU) signed letters of intent on Wednesday.

Four key players from Palm Beach Gardens’ run to the Class 8A regional semifinals last season signed national letters of intent Wednesday at the school. [More]