Gulliver Prep will play in its first state championship in eight years Saturday night in large part to 159 tackle season provided by linebacker Frankie Telfort. The 5-11, 205-pound senior had more than 35 college offers before he even started his senior season. Now, Dade's No. 2 recruit has dwindled his choices down to two -- Southern California and Florida.
Telfort told me Wednesday he loved L.A. and said it really reminded him of South Florida without the humidity. As for the Gators, he just loves where the program is headed -- toward another national championship. He said he expects to make a decision soon, after the state championship, after he sits down with his parents and makes up his mind. Telfort, who grew up admiring Ray Lewis, is scheduled to play in the Under-Armour All-American game in Orlando next month.
-- MANNY NAVARRO