About High School Sports Blog

The Miami Herald High School Sports blog offers you the latest news, along with perspective and analysis and occasional jokes of high school sports. Share your reactions by clicking on "Comments" after each post. Please keep it civil; this is a family website. We reserve the right to check the comments and remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable.

Andre C. Fernandez - Miami Herald sportswriter

Andre C. Fernandez has covered high school sports for the Miami Herald for the past 11 years. He was born and raised in Miami and is a graduate of Champagnat Catholic School, Miami-Dade College and the University of Miami. In this blog, Andre provides readers with news and notes on past and present athletes and coaches from South Florida in the hopes of enhancing our coverage of the Miami-Dade and Broward County high school sports community.

Safid Deen

After working for several websites covering the Florida Gators, Safid Deen joined the Miami Herald's sports section in 2012.

Safid, a Hollywood McArthur alum (2006) and University of Florida graduate (2011), joins the high schools blog after carving out a niche covering college football recruiting in South Florida, and plans to continue bringing exposure to the enthusiastic players and caring coaches in the area.

Larry Blustein - Recruiting Analyst

Larry Blustein began following sports at the age of 16 as an on-air talk host at WKAT Radio in Miami, learning from legendary sportscaster Sonny Hirsch. He began following high school football in 1971, writing for state, regional and national recruiting magazines. Along the way, he developed two recruiting websites and worked for numerous publications as a contributor. He has also created top 100 plus lists for the past 26 years that have been recognized nation-wide. In addition to the Herald, he co-hosts a weekly radio show as part of the Miami Dolphins programming on WQAM (560AM). During the spring and summer, he travels throughout the nation as well as attending practices and games from Key West to Pensacola. In the summer, his trips across the state to camps, 7-on-7 tournaments and workouts has long given him an edge. In 2007, he saw parts of 100 regular season games around Florida.