Archive for November, 2009
November 24, 2009
University School (Florida) DE Max Beaulieu has committed to the Syracuse Orangemen. Beaulieu is also being recruited by Illinois, Purdue and Wake Forest. He is also the second player from University School to commit to the Orangemen. Two weeks ago, teammate Brice Hawkes committed. Beaulieu is also the fourth player from University School to commit to a Division-I school from the 2010 class.
Though they are nowhere on his list, do not count out the University of Miami as a candidate for St. Thomas Aquinas High School athlete Lamarcus Joyner.
I am of the belief that the Florida Gators are the team in the lead for top rated linebacker Jeff Luc from Treasure Coast High School.
2009 Continues to be a season of first for Treasure Coast High School football. For the first time in their history they have two players on the All FACA All District team. For the first time in their history they have an All 6-A player for the FACA District. For the first time in their history they have reached the playoffs and for the first time in their history they have won a playoff contest.
Two athletes who have played a big part in these achievements were on full display on Thursday. Early in the day, linebacker Ed Foley was voted to the All FACA District team along with his teammate, the highly recruited Jeff Luc. The FACA District covers 47 teams and covers the very fertile ground from Vero Beach to the North and Boca Raton to the South. It also stretches far enough West to include Pahokee and Belle Glade. You don’t need to be from the state of Florida to have an idea of what kind of talent that includes.
Along with the all district honors, linebacker Jeff Luc was named the All FACA District 6-A player of the Year. Both Foley and Luc celebrated their honors by taking to the field Thursday Night before notable college coaches like Urban Meyer, Florida’s Charlie Strong and USC’s Todd McNair to help the Titans garner their first ever playoff win 28-10 over Seminole Ridge. Down 10-0 in the first half, Luc broke through and blocked a Seminole Ridge field goal attempt. On the ensuing series, Treasure Coast narrowed the gap to 10-7. Foley turned in the biggest play of the game for the Titans early in the 2nd half. Still down 10-7, Foley blocked a Seminole Ridge punt and had the presence of mind to recover it at the two yard line and take it into the end zone to give Treasure Coast the lead for good. On the following series, Luc would recover a fumble to kill Seminole Ridge’s hopes for a quick answer.
In the end, Treasure Coast triumphed 28-10 for head coach Bill Kelley who was also named District FACA 6-A Coach of the Year. Treasure Coast will not await the winner of the Boca Raton Vero Beach contest on Friday Night.
Central (Miami, Fla.) quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey has passed for a Dade County career-record 6,543 yards. The previous record was 6,365 by Miami Northwestern star Jacory Harris.
Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer and defensive coordinator Charlie Strong were in attendance to see Jeff Luc play for Treasure Coast vs. Seminole Ridge in a playoff game last night. USC was also in attendance. Luc is reluctant to name a leader but I will proclaim the Gators to be the current leader for Luc’s services.
University School (Davie, FL) Dwellie Striggles became the third player from the school to commit to a Division I program when he chose Turner Gil and Buffalo. Striggles was also being recruited by Colorado St. and Rutgers. View his highlight video – click here.
Elder H.S. (Ohio) Tight End Alex Smith has rescinded his commitment to Cincinnati. Smith is still being recruited by Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Tennessee has dismissed two of the three players involved in the armed robbery attempt at a convenience store last week. Head coach Lane Kiffin issued walking papers to Nu’keese Richardson from Pahokee H.S. in Florida and Mike Edwards of Glenville H.S. in Cleveland, Ohio.
– On a side note, one of the attempted robbery victims says the players should be allowed to play. Hilarious must read, click here. Things are rough out in Knoxville, son. LOL!
Woodberry Forest linebacker Aramide Olaniyan has committed to UCLA. Olaniyan first committed to Duke but backed off that commitment and reopened the recruiting process. After his recent visit to Westwood, Olaniyan felt like UCLA was the place and committed.
Recent quote from Northwestern High School (Miami, Fla) top rated wide receiver recruit Michaelee Harris “I really like all the playmakers that Miami has,” said Michaelee Harris about the Canes. “They have a good offense and they always produce good athletes. I think they’ll be getting back on top soon.” Harris says he grew up following the Hurricanes. “I like coach Randy Shannon and (wide receivers) coach Aubrey Hill. We talk a lot and have a real good relationship off the field.”
Recent quote from Miami Northwestern High School (Florida) highly recruited running back Corvin Lamb: “I was supposed to visit North Carolina this week,” Corvin Lamb said. “But I don’t think it’ll happen. I’ll probably take it after the season. UNC and Mississippi State stay in touch the most. They show a lot of interest in me. They both said that I could play receiver and running back and that they’d use me on special teams too.”
Kaiser H.S. (California) outside linebacker Josh Shirley enjoyed his second visit to Arizona recently. His first visit was to Washington back in September. Shirley has a lot of schools on his list but I am guessing he lands in Westwood playing for the Bruins.
Culver City H.S. (California) linebacker and Gridironstuds.com member Victor Burnett has committed to Washington. Burnett is also being recruited by Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon St. and West Virginia.
Rumor has it that St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. (Florida) Offensive lineman Brandon Linder will commit to the Hurricanes today (Monday).
Pahokee H.S. (Florida) wide receiver Chris Dunkley was injured in his squad’s big “Muck Bowl” contest this past Saturday.
He has proclaimed himself to be “the best in the nation” and Friday Night he stated his case. Senior transfer Latwan Anderson paid big dividends for Glenville High School and head coach Ted Ginn Sr. when plucked four St. Ignatius passes and returned them a combined 196 yards. Anderson’s biggest theft came as St. Ignatius was trying to state a comeback. Down 23-13, St. Ignatius drove into the red zone with the threat of a score. That was until Anderson stepped in front of a Mark Myer’s pass and raced 99 yards the other way for a touchdown. “That was the best game of my life,” Anderson was quoted as saying after the game. You can view Anderson’s exploits video amongst the other big plays in the exciting game from the video below courtesy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Anderson’s jersey number is #1 (there’s a surprise!)
|High school football: Glenville defeats St. Ignatius|
Thibodaux H.S. (Louisiana) WR Trovon Reed has committed to Auburn. Reed is also being recruited by Florida, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee.
Corona H.S. running back Jordon James chooses UCLA. James is also being recruited by Arizona, California, Notre Dame and Washington.
Palm Beach Central H.S. cornerback Peniel Jean has selected Wisconsin as his school. He is also being recruited by Buffalo, Bowling Green, Connecticut, Central Michigan and Maryland.
Fomer Pahokee WR Nu’keese Richardson is among three Tennessee football players arrested Thursday morning in Knoxville on attempted armed robbery charges. Policy Richardson along with safety Janzen Jackson and another Vols player attempted to rob some patrons outside of convenience story while donning hooded sweat shirts and carrying a powered pellet gun. More.
Carol City H.S. (Florida) WR Allen Hurns has committed to the University of Miami. Hurns is also being recruited by West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, FIU and Central Florida.
University School (Florida) athlete Brice Hawkes has committed to Syracuse University.
Edna Karr H.S. (Louisiana) QB and Gridironstuds.com Member Munchie Legaux has committed to the University of Colorado. Legaux is also being recruited by Michigan, West Virginia, Oregon, Baylor and Ole Miss.
The University of Miami continues to be on a roll with the latest commitment from St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) cornerback Keion Payne. Payne is also being recruited by Tennessee, Ohio St., Florida and Florida St.
Millenium H.S. (Arizona) safety Marquis Flowers has named a final five of Arizona, Arizona St., Notre Dame, UCLA and USC.
Not many freshmen make it into the Video of the Day section but this guy is worthy. Showing you that they can play football in Hawaii, Jeremy Tabuyo will show you a strong set of fundamentals, heart and desire. Tabuyo is one of the more polished freshmen wide receivers that I have seen posted on Gridironstuds.com and it’s a testament to his hard work. Tabuyo displays great hands as he goes out and gets the football. Speaking of going out and getting something, Tabuyo is tenacious on the down field blocking. Blocking is low down on the list for most wide receivers but not this guy. Tabuyo brings visions of Hines Ward to mind as he gets after cornerbacks, safeties and unsuspecting linebackers trying to pursue his teammates. His highlight video is a training reel for coaches to show their wideouts how stalk blocking is supposed to be done. The future is bright for this youngster who is prohibited under Hawaii private school rules from playing Varsity football as a freshman. Nevertheless he has varsity skills and varsity speed (4.56) so 2010 will be a coming out party. Watch Jeremy Tabuyo’s highlight video, it’s a treat, click here.
Deontae Cooper is what every high school football coach needs and that is a bad a– running back. Cooper’s talent will jump off the computer screen and smack you in the face. For starters, he has outstanding speed. He goes from zero to top speed in no time flat. Defenders with angles find them getting quickly erased when Cooper is making his bid for the end zone. On top of that, he runs with an attitude. Once the ball is in his hands, Cooper is on a mission. He can run around you but he can also run through you. Cooper is a joy to watch and he has led Citrus Hill High School in Parris, California to an undefeated record as of the time of this article. Cooper has rushed for 2,075 yards on 221 carries for an average of 9.39 yards per carry. His Citrus Hill Hawks team has demolished the opposition, winning by an average of 28 points per contest. The University of Washington commit has rushed for 412 yards in a game this season, has rushed for more than 200 yards six times and posted up 342 yards rushing in his last outing against Heritage H.S. The only way to stop this kid is to press pause on his highlight video. Watch out Pac-10!! View Deontae Cooper’s highlight video – click here.
When you are good you are good and Derrick Woods is good. Woods along with teammate Patrick Onwusor team up to terrorize defensive backfields in the Southern California area. Woods might as well wear a hockey mask and carry a hatchet because for the secondary, it’s a nightmare. Watch Woods catch the deep ball after getting by defenders. Then watch him catch balls on defenders who happened to have good coverage. Then watch Woods take a short pass and turn it into long touchdowns. If that is not enough, watch him come around, take the handoff and splash into the endzone. All of this from a Class of 2012 prospect. That’s right folks, Woods will be doing this for another two season’s after this one. That has to make college scouts’ mouths water. His highlight tape is entertaining to say the least. Check out Derrick Woods highlight video – click here.
Oak Grove H.S. wide receiver Steve McNair has committed to Southern Mississippi. McNair was also being recruited by West Virginia, Ole Miss, Mississippi St., Tulsa and Nebraska.
Booker T. Washington H.S. (Florida) running back Eduardo Clements has committed to the University of Miami. Clements is also being recruited by Florida St., Tennessee, Georgia, South Florida and Michigan.
Mainland H.S. (Florida) wide receiver O.J. Ross and defensive back Ricardo Allen have both committed to Purdue. Purdue now has seven commits from the state of Florida after signing 14 players from the Sunshine State for the class of 2009 last year.
Top Rated Loganville H.S. (Georgia) running back Storm Johnson has committed to the University of Miami. Johnson was also being recruited by Michigan St., Penn St., Oregon and North Carolina.
Miami also received a commitment from standout Glades Central H.S. (Florida) athlete Greg Dent. Dent was also juggling offers from Florida St., South Florida and Arkansas.
Buffalo has secured a commitment from Gridironstuds.com member James Potts from American Heritage Delray (Florida). Potts was also being recruited by Michigan St., Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Memphis and Louisville.
Yeah buddy, he’s rolling like a big shot! There are playmakers and then there are playmakers. Patrick Onwusor has a knack for big catches and long touchdowns. He’s part of what is an extremely talented Inglewood High School football team in the Los Angeles area. If you’ve been on the Gridironstuds.com website and have strolled through the videos, you have seen the Inglewood high school football players and Patrick is another in the line of extremely talented grid iron studs. Onwusor’s highlight tape is packed with Randy Moss type catches over unlucky defenders. He also displays a great pair of hands and desire to get to the end zone. One of the more impressive wide receiver highlight videos I have come across. View Patrick Onwusor’s highlight video.