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6 posts from January 2008

January 30, 2008

Live recruiting Q&A coming up at 7 p.m.

Hey football fans, it's Andre here getting ready to take your questions at www.miamiherald.com/recruiting in about 20 minutes at our live forum.

I'll be filling in for Manny, he's under the weather tonight and regrettably won't be able to do that or his scheduled live "Eye on the U" Q&A at 8 p.m. He apologizes and hopes you will join him on that next time.

Hope to hear from you in about 17 minutes.

January 28, 2008

Live Q&A tonight FOR REAL

My apologies for the mixup Friday to those that submitted questions. We had some technical difficulties with the forum.

But we're all set to go at 7 pm tonight. Feel free to leave questions ahead of time if you so choose at www.miamiherald.com/recruiting. Click on the Live Q&A and it will take you to it.

January 26, 2008

BK vs. KB

So late night was the much anticipated matchup between Pine Crest's Brandon Knight and American Heritage's Kenny Boynton. The gym at Pine Crest was sold out well before game time, and there was even a projection of the game being broadcast on the side of the building next to the gym.

As for the game, the first quarter was one of the most exciting I've seen in a while. Pine Crest lead the entire time, but Kenny sure did put on a show, scoring 40 points and hitting some of the most difficult three-pointers possible. Brandon was also on, going for 34 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Luckily, basketball fans will likely get another chance to see these two superstars go at in the district tournament.

January 25, 2008

LIve Q&A over on www.miamiherald.com/recruiting

Andre Fernandez here live from  the GMAC girls basketball finals at Miami High.

I'll be taking questions live for the next hour about high  school football recruiting on our new live Q&A forum.

You can ask your questions at www.miamiherald.com/recruiting. Manny Navarro, Bob Emanuel and I will be answering questions live at 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week as well as the Monday and Tuesday of the week of Signing Day.

I'm on for the next hour, so feel free to ask your questions on South Florida recruiting.



January 24, 2008

Soccer Time

Girls soccer coaches from around the state in Class 6A are breathing just a bit easier after Thursday's regional quarterfinals. Douglas fell to Cooper City in penalty kicks, ending a  streak of five consecutive state soccer titles, the most in state history by a public school. Congrats Cowboys.

Elsewhere around South Florida, there were few surprises other than Douglas loss. Lourdes rallied to beat Palmetto in one of the area's biggest games, while Varela edged out Gables 1-0. In Broward, Cypress Bay won handidly, and Gibbons and Archbishop McCarthy both won, setting up the fourth meeting between the two teams this season.

January 17, 2008

All-State football week continues

Class 4A All-State team has been released today.

   Four Booker T. Washington players headlined the Class 4A
All-State team released Thursday by the Florida Sports Writers

   Senior cornerback Brandon Harris, defensive end Kambriel
Willis, wide receiver Davon Johnson and linebacker Tarvis
Pullins all earned first team honors. The four played key
roles in guiding Booker T. to a 14-0 record and its first
state championship since the high school re-opened in 1999.

   Harris, last year's Miami Herald Class 6A-4A Athlete of the
Year, had six interceptions and three sacks. Willis, a Florida
International University commitment, had 28 sacks. Johnson, a
University of Miami commitment, returned a pair of kickoffs
for touchdowns and caught seven touchdown passes. Pullins had
85 tackles and 11 sacks.

   Booker T. wide receiver Thearon Collier, also a UM
commitment, made second team. Sophomore kicker Oscar Diaz earn
ed third team honors.

Class 5A will be released Friday, with Class 6A following Saturday.

South Florida's state champions should be well-represented in each.