Archive for December, 2010
Friday December 24th
Inglewood H.S. wide receiver and Gridironstuds.com Recruit Watch List member Derrick Woods (2012) has been offered by the University of Miami. Woods’ teammate Patrick Onwuasor was offered by the Canes last week. Woods also has offers from Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington.
Wednesday December 22nd
Southridge High School defensive backs Gerod Holliman and Andrew Johnson have decommitted to Ole Miss and have now reopened their recruiting process. Speculation is that the pair are eyeing a move to the University of Miami under new coach Al Golden.
Tuesday December 21st
University School defensive back Devin Gaulden has decommitted from Wake Forest and has now committed to Wisconsin. Click here to view Gaulden’s highlight video.
Monday December 20th
The big 6 foot 6, 215lbs wide receiver is going to select his home for the next four years this Thursday.
Benjamin has narrowed his choices down to three schools. Florida, Miami, and Florida st. Benjamin had 30 catches for 551 yards accounting for 6 touchdowns.
Benjamin is the No.2 prospect in Palm Beach county behind Nick O’leary.
His former Coach Jessie Hester (who got fired as the head football coach), indicated that his prized receiver would have committed to Florida State.
“That’s what I’m assuming given the coaching changes at the other schools,” Hester said late Monday night.
Benjamin would be a huge signing for the Canes. Golden better keep in good touch with this kid. At 6 foot 6 who knows what this recruit may bring to a program!
Rivals has him listed as the 5th best WR in the country, the 13th best player in the state of Florida, and the 67th best overall prospect in the country. Benjamin has an extremely impressive offer sheet which includes schools like Florida, Florida State, Miami, USC, West Virginia, South Florida, Auburn, and several others.
Kyle Blank – Owner
Former Miami recruits Teddy Bridgewater and Eli Rodgers take their stars to Louisville.
After seeing Stephen Morris take the field, Bridgewater might be thinking he wouldn’t be seeing the field until his senior year, or possibly his redshirt Junior year. Bridgewater might not have liked how Golden wanted to go to a pro-style offense where a dual quarterback is not needed as much.
Eli Rodgers made a splash earlier when he decommited from Miami. It was expected that Teddy would go along with him.
Many scouts had them going to LSU. Bridgewater and Rodgers made some visits up there and once Rodgers officially de-commited, he expressed a lot of interest in going there.
The Big picture is that Golden needs to step up his recruiting efforts and get a good QB who will fit his system and bring some hardware to the Canes. Golden is getting a solid RB core and a Solid O-line to work with. He should be able to make a splash this year.
Kyle Blank – Owner
Friday December 17, 2010
Former 5 Star Florida Gator recruit safety Jonathan Dowling has committed to Western Kentucky. Dowling was dismissed from the Gators in November after what was described as a violation of team rules by Urban Meyer. Dowling has since indicated that he had an ongoing conflict with his position coach and needed a change of scenery.
The Florida High School Athletic Association released it’s new football classification assignments for the 2011 season. The biggest change has been the changing of classification labeling to now have class from 1A-8A. Of note in Class 8-A, Miami Columbus no longer has to deal with the likes of Miami Northwestern and Central. Their biggest challenges coming from the South will be South Dade, Cypress Bay, Deerfiel Beach and Miramar. There are a host of changes in the classifications and districts. For a complete look at the new classifications, visit the FHSAA website, click here.
December 7, 2010
Wake Forest has received a commitment from University School defensive back Devin Gaulden. Gaulden was previously an Auburn commit and was also being courted by Texas Tech, Wisconsin and Boston College.
December 6, 2010
Deamon Deacons land Chaminade Madonna Prep (FL) wide receiver and Gridironstuds.com member WR Curt Evans. Evans committed to Wake Forest after a solid visit this past weekend. Evans was also being recruited by Boston College, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Illinois.