FIU swung by Tampa Wharton recently to visit and extend an offer to quarterback Chase Litton. Litton's 6-6, rated at three stars, but reportedly already has a poker hand of offers, including one from LSU.
FIU also dropped by Oviedo, where they showed some love to quarterback Chris Davis, more a runner than a passer (future wide receiver?) and defensive end Tyree Owens, a 6-4 recruit ranked at zero to three stars by the recruiting services.
FIU also offered 6-3 Orlando University tight end Brandon Pylar.
FIU sits 18th, 27 shots back of leader, No.2 Alabama, in the NCAA East Regional after Thursday's first round.
Freshman Meghan MacLaren and Shelby Coyle came in with FIU's best rounds of the day, 3-over 75s. Tania Tare and Yolecci Jimenez each shot 5-over 77. Sophie Godley finsihed 7-over 79.
A pair of losses, 8-7 to Louisiana-Lafayette Wednesday and 14-9 to Troy Thursday, ended FIU's Sun Belt Conference tournament and season.
TRACK & FIELD
The school leaving the conference in a month and a half hosts the track championships even though they don't actually have a track facility: FIU, Sun Belt Conference championships, Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.
Senior Daniela Espino has the best chance for a first place on the women's side, as she comes in with a 5,000 meter best time of 17:12.24, second in the Sun Belt. On the men's side, check out Sun Belt Indoor Track Freshman of the Year Marcus Ghent in the long jump or triple jump. Ghent's out of Northwestern and it never hurts to have a big meet near your home turf.