When Kendrell McFadden announced he was going to make an oral commitment to a college on Friday, his family members could not mask their emotions waiting for his arrival home from Miramar High on Wednesday.
“It was like, ‘Oh, you’re committing to UM, you’re committing to UM.’ And I just started laughing,” said McFadden, a Class of 2015 cornerback who just transferred from Hollywood McArthur. “I was like, ‘I don’t know what school I’m committing to yet. We’ll find out Friday.’ Even some of my family members don’t know.”
George Rushing has felt the effects from the fluidity of college football coaching changes first-hand, and now has four weeks to decide on a college to attend.
Rushing -- who led all Broward Country wide receivers with 13 touchdowns last season -- decommitted from Louisville on Wednesday after rumors linked Bobby Petrino to the Cardinals' coaching job, replacing Charlie Strong, now at Texas.
“I’m just dealing with it so far,” the Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons product said. It’s been frustrating, but I’ll get through it.”
Miramar High's Damon Cogdell, who built the Patriots football program into a state and national power and won a state championship in 2009, has joined the West Virginia coaching staff.
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen posted the news on Twitter at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Welcome back home from South Florida @DamonCogdell— Dana Holgorsen (@Holgorsendana) January 8, 2014
Cogdell, who played at West Virginia, responded to Holgorsen's tweet with the following message.
Glad to be a Mountaineer— Damon Cogdell (@DamonCogdell) January 8, 2014
Cogdell leaves behind a winning legacy at Miramar. The Patriots were 12-0 this past season before being upset in the regional finals by Palm Beach Gardens.
He led Miramar to seven consecutive playoff appearances including a state runner-up finish in 2011.
Messages left for Cogdell and the administration at Miramar by The Miami Herald have yet to be returned.