October 20, 2015

AP Florida High School Football rankings - week 9

   Florida High School Football Poll

   By The Associated Press

   The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Columbus (15)                               7-0     150 1

 2. Atlantic Community                        7-0     129 T2

 3. Vero Beach                                7-0     112 T2

 4. Flanagan                          6-1     97  4

 5. West Orange                               7-1     79  6

 6. Mandarin                                  7-0     72  7

 7. Apopka                                    7-1     55  8

 8. Kissimmee Osceola                         7-1     38  9

 9. Lake Brantley                             7-0     34  10

10. Deerfield Beach                           6-1     29  NR

  Others receiving votes: South Dade 11, Coral Gables 11, Boca Raton Community 6, Manatee 2.

Class 7A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Dwyer (10)                                7-0     145 1

 2. Braden River (2)                          7-0     133 3

 3. St. Thomas Aquinas (3)                    6-1     124 4

 4. Kathleen                                  8-0     103 5

 5. Columbia                                  6-1     79  6

 6. Venice                                    6-1     62  2

 7. Buchholz                                  6-1     60  7

 8. Oakleaf                                   6-1     42  8

 9. Plant                                     6-2     34  9

10. Mater Academy                             6-0     17  10

   Others receiving votes: Sickles 11, Palmetto 6, Lakeland 6, South Fort Myers 2, Edgewater 1. 

Class 6A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Armwood (12)                              7-0     147 1

 2. St. Augustine                             7-0     124 2

 3. Mainland (3)                              7-1     123 3

 4. Navarre                                   8-0     90  5

 5. Naples                                    6-1     86  4

 6. Charlotte                                 7-0     81  7

 7. Miami Central                             6-2     47  8

 8. Niceville                                 6-1     41  T9

 9. Heritage                                  6-1     19  NR

10. Boyd Anderson                             7-1     16  NR

10. Tate                                   6-1     16  NR

   Others receiving votes: Miami Carol City 14, Sebring 10, Miami Norland 7, Matanzas 2, Sunlake 1, Ocala Vanguard 1. 

Class 5A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Plantation American Heritage (11)         5-1     142 1

 2. Bishop Moore (4)                          7-0     137 2

 3. Hallandale                                6-1     116 3

 4. North Marion                              7-0     106 4

 5. Jesuit                                    8-0     93  5

 6. Wakulla                                   6-1     79  6

 7. Suwannee                                  5-1     48  9

 8. Nature Coast Tech                         7-0     40  10

 9. River Ridge                               7-0     27  NR

10. Palm Bay                                  6-1     22  NR

   Others receiving votes: Bay 7, Coconut Creek 3, Merritt Island 2, Rickards 2, Ponte Vedra 1. 

Class 4A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Raines (14)                               7-0     157 1

 2. Bolles School (1)                         7-1     139 2

 3. Dunnellon                                 7-0     119 3

 4. Cocoa (1)                                 5-2     102 4

 5. South Sumter                              7-1     84  5

   Others receiving votes: Avon Park 21, Walton 12, Miami Washington 6. 

Class 3A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (15)       7-0     150 1

 2. Lakeland Christian                        8-0     132 2

 3. Clearwater Central Catholic               8-0     123 3

 4. Westminster Christian                     7-1     89  5

 5. Tampa Catholic                            6-1     61  NR

   Others receiving votes: Oxbridge Academy 32, Delray American Heritage 13. 

Class 2A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. University Christian (12)                 6-1     145 1

 2. Northside Christian (3)                   7-0     138 2

 3. Cambridge Christian                       7-0     119 3

 4. Admiral Farragut                          7-1     90  4

 5. Dade Christian                            5-1     49  5

  Others receiving votes: First Baptist 33, Moore Haven 12, Community School of Naples 8, Carrollwood Day 6.

Class 1A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Fort Meade (13)                           6-0     157 1

 2. Trenton (3)                               7-0     147 2

 3. Pahokee                                   6-1     131 4

 4. Port St. Joe                              5-1     89  5

 5. Blountstown                               7-1     58  NR

   Others receiving votes: Fort White 30, Union County 28.

October 06, 2015

AP Florida state high school football rankings - week 7

   Florida High School Football Poll

   By The Associated Press

   The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Columbus (14)                            6-0     146 2

 2. Vero Beach                                5-0     120 3

 3. Atlantic Community                        5-0     116 4

 4. Flanagan                                       4-1     78  6

 5. West Orange                               5-1     73  10

 6. South Dade (1)                            5-0     65  9

 7. Mandarin                                  5-0     62  7

 8. Apopka                                    5-1     58  1

 9. Kissimmee Osceola                         5-1     44  8

10. Lake Brantley                             6-0     16  NR

Others receiving votes: Fort Pierce Central 14, Plantation 10, Sandalwood 10, Coral Gables 7, Boca Raton Community 4, Manatee 1, Treasure Coast 1.

Class 7A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (15)                   5-0     150 1

 2. Dwyer                                     5-0     132 2

 3. Venice                                    6-0     121 3

 4. Braden River                              6-0     107 4

 5. Sickles                                   6-0     89  5

 6. Kathleen                                  6-0     49  10

 7. Buchholz                                  4-1     48  T8

 7. Oakleaf                                   5-1     48  7

 9. Columbia                                  4-1     38  T8

10. Plant                                     4-2     9   NR

   Others receiving votes: St. Cloud 7, Mater Academy 7, Palmetto 5, Lennard 5, Martin County 4, Lakeland 3, Bartow 2, Plant City 1. 

Class 6A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Mainland (16)                             6-0     160 1

 2. Armwood                                   5-0     142 2

 3. St. Augustine                             6-0     122 4

 4. Naples                                    4-1     92  5

 5. Navarre                                   6-0     79  6

 6. Miami Carol City                          5-1     76  10

 7. Charlotte                                 6-0     68  8

 8. Miami Central                             4-2     43  3

 9. Niceville                                 5-1     40  9

10. Matanzas                                  6-0     14  NR

   Others receiving votes: Heritage 13, Clearwater 12, Pine Forest 5, Boyd Anderson 4, Escambia 3, Palmetto Ridge 3, Sebring 2, Tate 2.

Class 5A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Plantation American Heritage (12)         4-1     144 1

 2. Hallandale (1)                            4-1     127 2

 3. Bishop Moore (2)                          5-0     124 3

 4. North Marion                              6-0     111 4

 5. Jesuit                                    6-0     86  5

 6. Wakulla                                   5-1     69  6

 7. Rickards                                  4-1     47  7

 8. Bay                                       5-0     42  9

 9. Suwannee                                  3-1     35  8

10. Nature Coast Tech                         5-0     18  10

  Others receiving votes: Coconut Creek 11, Palm Bay 8, Ponte Vedra 2, River Ridge 1.

Class 4A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Bolles School (16)                        6-0     160 1

 2. Raines                                    5-0     132 2

 3. South Sumter                              6-0     119 4

 4. Dunnellon                                 6-0     90  5

 5. Cocoa                                     4-2     88  3

   Others receiving votes: Miami Washington 18, Glades Central 13, Avon Park 7, Walton 7, Fort Lauderdale University 6.

Class 3A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (15)       5-0     150 1

 2. Lakeland Christian                        6-0     124 2

 3. Clearwater Central Catholic               6-0     120 3

 4. Chaminade-Madonna College Prep            5-0     88  5

 5. Oxbridge Academy                          4-1     78  NR

  Others receiving votes: Delray American Heritage 15, Westminster Christian 13, Tampa Catholic 12. 

Class 2A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. University Christian (12)                 4-1     144 1

 2. Northside Christian (1)                   5-0     131 2

 3. Dade Christian (2)                        4-0     110 3

 4. North Florida Christian                   4-2     85  4

 5. Carrollwood Day                           5-0     84  5

   Others receiving votes: Community School of Naples 33, Admiral Farragut 13.

Class 1A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Fort Meade (11)                           6-0     155 1

 2. Trenton (4)                               5-0     147 2

 3. Union County (1)                          5-0     116 4

 4. Pahokee                                   4-1     85  3

 5. Port St. Joe                              3-1     66  5

  Others receiving votes: Blountstown 45, Newberry 19, Madison County 7.

September 29, 2015

Columbus junior DB Marlin Brooks recovering after serious neck injury

Columbus football coach Chris Merritt said Tuesday that junior defensive back Marlin Brooks has been moved out of intensive care after having surgery over the weekend to repair two broken vertebrae - an injury he suffered during the Explorers’ 21-7 win last week against Belen Jesuit.

Brooks was hurt with 7:30 remaining in the first quarter of Friday’s game at FIU Stadium and taken to by ambulance to nearby Kendall Regional Hospital.

He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Brooks (5-10, 157) entered the season ranked the No. 22 overall prospect of the Class of 2017 in Dade by The Miami Herald.

“He had surgery to fix the two broken vertebrae and fuse them together,” Merritt said. “He’s still having some issues below his elbows but the prognosis is good.”

September 15, 2015

AP High School football rankings - week 4

Florida High School Football Poll

   By The Associated Press

   The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Apopka (16)                                3-0    168 1

 2. Flanagan (1)                       2-0    150 2

 3. Columbus                            3-0    135 3

 4. Kissimmee Osceola                          3-0    119 4

 5. West Orange                                3-0    98  7

 6. Vero Beach                                 2-0    89  6

 7. Atlantic Community                         2-0    49  8

 8. Dr. Phillips                               2-1    45  5

 9. Fort Pierce Central                        3-0    28  10

10. Mandarin                                   3-0    23  NR

   Others receiving votes: South Dade 9, Coral Gables 5, Sandalwood 4, Plantation 3, Miramar 3, University (Orange City) 3, Southridge 2, Oak Ridge 1, Manatee 1. 

Class 7A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (17)                   3-0     170 1

 2. Oakleaf                                   3-0     146 3

 3. Dwyer                                     2-0     132 4

 4. Venice                                    3-0     119 5

 5. Braden River                              3-0     90  6

 6. Lakeland                                  2-1     70  2

 7. South Fort Myers                          3-0     66  7

 8. Winter Haven                              3-0     54  9

 9. Plant                                     2-1     48  8

10. Columbia                                  3-0     25  10

   Others receiving votes: Sickles 10, Viera 3, Mater Academy 2.

Class 6A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Mainland (15)                             3-0     177 1

 2. Armwood                                   2-0     157 2

 3. Miami Central (3)                         2-1     144 3

 4. St. Augustine                             3-0     115 4

 4. Escambia                               3-0     115 T6

 6. Naples                                    1-1     71  T6

 7. Tate                                      2-0     55  8

 8. Navarre                                   2-0     37  9

 9. Choctawhatchee                            2-1     27  5

10. Niceville                                 2-1     21  10

   Others receiving votes: Charlotte 19, Carol City 19, Clearwater 11, Norland 11, Heritage 8, Dillard 2, Pine Forest 1. 

Class 5A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Hallandale (13)                           2-0     172 1

 2. Plantation American Heritage (4)          2-1     158 2

 3. Bishop Moore (1)                          3-0     151 3

 4. North Marion                              3-0     125 4

 5. Rickards                                  3-0     107 5

 6. Wakulla                                   2-1     78  7

 7. Coconut Creek                             2-1     66  8

 8. Jesuit                                    3-0     57  9

 9. Suwannee                                  1-1     23  10

10. Miami Jackson                             1-1     16  NR

   Others receiving votes: Ponte Vedra 14, Godby 13, Palm Bay 4, West Florida 2, Bay 2, Crystal River 1, Hardee 1. 

Class 4A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Bolles School (16)                        3-0     178 2

 2. Raines                                    3-0     151 4

 3. Cocoa (2)                                 2-1     139 1

 4. South Sumter                              3-0     130 5

 5. Booker T. Washington                          1-2     54  3

   Others receiving votes: Dunnellon 25, Clewiston 24, Lake Highland 13, Avon Park 6.

Class 3A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (17)       3-0     170 1

 2. Lakeland Christian                        3-0     139 2

 3. Clearwater Central Catholic               3-0     130 3

 4. Delray American Heritage                  2-1     119 4

 5. Tampa Catholic                            3-0     93  5

   Others receiving votes: Oxbridge Academy 21, Calvary Christian-Clearwater 8. 

Class 2A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. University Christian (9)                  2-1     158 1

 2. Northside Christian (2)                   3-0     144 3

 3. Dade Christian (4)                        2-0     132 4

 4. Moore Haven (1)                           3-0     121 5

 5. North Florida Christian (1)               2-2     107 2

   Others receiving votes: Carrollwood Day 12, Glades Day 6. 

Class 1A

                                              Record  Pts Prv

 1. Fort Meade (15)                           3-0     185 1

 2. Trenton (3)                               3-0     169 4

 3. Pahokee                                   2-0     155 3

 4. Union County (1)                          3-0     129 5

 5. Port St. Joe                              1-1     60  2

   Others receiving votes: Vernon 36, South Walton 20, Blountstown 6.

September 01, 2015

AP Florida high school football rankings - week 2

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

1. Apopka (17)                        1-0     179     1

 2. Flanagan (1)               1-0     163     2

 3. Christopher Columbus Catholic      1-0     131     3

 4. Kissimmee Osceola                  1-0     130     4

 5. Dr. Phillips                       1-0     108     5

 6. Vero Beach                         1-0     92      7

 7. West Orange                        1-0     63      8

 8. Atlantic Community                 1-0     37      NR

 9. Manatee                            0-1     34      6

10. Miramar                            0-1     17      9

  

¶   Others receiving votes: South Dade 8, Fort Pierce Central 8, Palm Beach Gardens 5, Southridge 3, Coral Gables 3, West Port 3, Deerfield Beach 2, Mandarin 2, Timber Creek 1, Wellington 1.

 

Class 7A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (18)            1-0     180     1

 2. Lakeland                           1-0     158     2

 3. Oakleaf                            1-0     143     3

 4. Dwyer                              1-0     128     5

 5. Venice                             1-0     111     6

 6. BradenRiver                       1-0     73      8

 6.  First Coast                     1-0     73      7

 8. Plant                              0-1     49      4

 9. South Fort Myers                   1-0     29      NR

10. Winter Haven                       1-0     12      NR

  

¶   Others receiving votes: Viera 9, Columbia 9, Bartram Trail 5, Sickles 3, Tampa Bay Tech 2, Countryside 2, Edgewater 2, Mater Academy 1, South Fork 1.

 

Class 6A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. Mainland (14)                      1-0     176     2

 2. Armwood                            1-0     152     3

 3. Miami Central (4)                  0-1     137     1

 4. Niceville                          1-0     122     5

 5. St. Augustine                      1-0     111     8

 6. Heritage                           1-0     86      9

 7. Choctawhatchee                     1-0     46      10

 8. Naples                             0-1     34      6

 9. LakeGibson                        0-1     30      4

10. Tate                               1-0     25      NR

¶  

¶   Others receiving votes: Navarre 15, Escambia 15, Dillard 14, Charlotte 11, Carol City 10, Norland 3, Pine Forest 1, Lake Wales 1, Brandon 1. <

 

Class 5A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. Plantation American Heritage (17) 1-0     178     1

 2. Hallandale (1)                     1-0     160     2

 3. Bishop Moore                       1-0     148     3

 4. North Marion                       1-0     123     6

 5. Rickards                           1-0     81      10

 6. Godby                              0-1     76      4

 7. Clay                               1-0     66      NR

 8. Coconut Creek                      1-0     58      NR

 9. Wakulla                            0-1     55      5

10. Suwannee                           0-1     18      7

  

¶   Others receiving votes: West Florida 11, Miami Jackson 8, Jefferson 4, Immokalee 2, Bishop Kenny 1, Palm Bay 1.

 

Class 4A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. Cocoa (16)                         1-0     187     2

 2. BollesSchool (1)                  1-0     156     3

 3. Miami Washington (2)               1-0     152     1

 4. Raines                             1-0     132     4

 5. South Sumter                       1-0     94      5

  

¶   Others receiving votes: Clewiston 19, Glades Central 12, P.K. Yonge 8.

 

Class 3A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (17)1-0    179     1

 2. Delray American Heritage (1)       1-0     162     2

 3. Lakeland Christian                 1-0     131     3

 4. Westminster Christian              1-0     100     5

 5. Clearwater Central Catholic        1-0     82      4

  

¶   Others receiving votes: Oxbridge Academy 48, Tampa Catholic 12, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 6.

 

Class 2A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. University Christian (13)          1-0     162     5

 2. Victory Christian                  0-1     132     T1

 3. North Florida Christian (3)        1-0     121     4

 4. Indian Rocks (1)                   0-1     109     T1

 5. Dade Christian (1)                 1-0     92      NR

  

¶   Others receiving votes: Northside Christian 29, First Baptist 25, Glades Day 20, Moore Haven 17, Champagnat Catholic 13.

 

Class 1A

                                       Record  Pts     Prv

 1. FortMeade (14)                    1-0     192     T11

 2. Port St. Joe (4)                   0-0     165     T1

 3. Dixie County                       1-0     126     4

 4. Pahokee                            1-0     113     NR

 5. MadisonCounty (1)                 0-1     73      3

  

¶   Others receiving votes:Trenton 64, Union County 13, Vernon 8, Northview 6. 

August 01, 2015

Former UM pledge Snelson commits to Minnesota

Dredrick Snelson went from Al Golden to the Golden Gophers.

The four-star senior wide receiver, who transferred from Plantation American Heritage to Flanagan this offseason, announced on Saturday that he would be committing to Minnesota.

 

In an interview with Rivals' Gopher Illustrated, Snelson said, "I'm so excited. I love everything about the program, so I'm feeling pretty good about my decision.

"I wanted to go to a program that needed me, not just wanted me... I can come in and play early and make an impact. I can fill in for the main receiver they have there right now."

Snelson joins Cardinal Gibbons' Elijah and Elisha Daniels as Broward County prospects committed to Minnesota.

He chose the Gophers over offers from practically all over the country, including Miami, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame.

Snelson was committed to the Hurricanes early in the recruiting process before ultimately decommitting during his junior season at American Heritage.

July 29, 2015

Rasul discusses flip from UM to FSU

  Amir RasulSo why did four-star 2016 running back Amir Rasul recently flip his commitment from UM to FSU?

“What made me flip was pretty much I was looking at the future,” Rasul told the Miami Herald. “UM really didn’t have a good season [last] year, Golden will probably be gone and they’ll be looking for a new head coach. I didn’t want to be in that situation going into my freshman year.

“Ultimately, I think UM is a good school. It’s an awesome school, but at the moment I think FSU’s a better school for me.”

Rasul also said he was promised by FSU it would only take one running back per class over the next few years, so waiting to see if Miami did indeed have a rough season could have resulted in another back taking his spot.

“Florida State really wants me now, and if I make this decision now, I’ll probably have a much better future than being committed to UM,” Rasul says. “It’s a hard commit. I’m not trying to change right now.”

Rasul adds that he still looks at South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee but is unlikely to change his mind at this point.

Being in such close proximity geographically to UM’s campus, Rasul says he’s had to take some criticism from hometown fans as of late.

“I’ve gotten a couple of choice words from some people in the area, but that’s OK,” he says. “If they don’t hate you, then you’re not doing something right.”

Rasul also looks at the way Dalvin Cook (formerly of Miami Central) scored the game-winning touchdown against the Hurricanes as a freshman last season and could see himself having similar success against the hometown team.

“That’s amazing – to do that and in addition be at home,” he says. “Going out the next day and knowing you did that against your hometown – that’s going to be spectacular.”

What can we expect out of Rasul in his senior season after breaking out running the ball as a junior?

He says improving his versatility. Rasul will be on returns and be more active in the passing game. He essentially wants to do all the things critics are saying he can’t do.

“You’re always going to have some doubters, people saying you can’t do this, you can’t do that,” Rasul says. “That’s OK. If I wasn’t doing great things, people wouldn’t be talking about it at all.”

Rasul is an exceptional student on top of being a top-of-the-line football recruit.

His junior year he bumped his grade point average from a 2.8 to a 3.4 and took a pair of AP courses – statistics and economics. He plans on taking an introductory calculus course and finding a challenging science class his senior year.

He had thoughts of being an early enrollee, but since he runs track, he will make sure to do that the spring semester of his senior year before getting right to college next summer.

July 27, 2015

Former UM pledge Rasul commits to FSU

Two days after announcing a decommitment from UM, Coral Gables senior running back Amir Rasul orally committed to FSU.

The four-star prospect is the top ranked running back in the state of Florida, according to 247 Sports and Rivals. He ran for 893 yards and 13 touchdowns on 127 carries as a junior for the Cavaliers.

Aside from Miami, Rasul chose FSU over Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. He becomes the first running back in the Seminoles' 2016 recruiting class, which is now up to 19 commitments.
 
The Hurricanes still have 21 players committed for 2016, including running backs Travis Homer of West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy and Zack Moss of Hallandale, while also pursuing Naples four-star Carlin Fils-Aime.

July 12, 2015

Coral Reef reveals new 'black cloud' uniforms

Uniforms
It's the final piece to a fresh start for Coral Reef football this offseason.

With a new coaching staff coming in that's trying to change the culture, the Barracudas revealed their new "black cloud" uniforms to players, cheerleaders and parents at a team picnic at Larry and Penny Thompson Park on Sunday.

The coaches couldn't do it without a little fun, though.

First, they set up a draped upper-body male mannequin on a table as coach Javi Valdes gave a speech. When it was time to lift the drape, underneath it was a plain, bland black jersey with silver numbers -- much to the dismay of the players expecting a bit more.

With parents slow clapping and mixed reactions from the players, a pair of Coral Reef alumni in Myles Campbell and Vanycksha Toussaint busted in wearing the actual uniforms. The jersey on the manikin turned out to be the practice jersey.

The players went nuts.

 

"I knew I had them," Valdes said. "We needed to put a stamp on what Coral Reef Football was going to look like. That's the look we're going to have for the next few years, and that's the look we want to continue having throughout my tenure here."

The Nike anthracite -- or smoke grey -- uniforms (pictured above) will have white numbers, "Cudas" in white over the number on the front, a teal stripe down the pant leg that reads "Reef" in white, and teal and white fading stripes on the sleeves. The helmets are the same color with a teal and silver stripe through the middle and the CR logo on the sides.

Coral Reef, which will alternate with a set of white uniforms depending on if the team is home or away, now joins Booker T. Washington and Miami Central as teams to sport the anthracite jerseys.

Players were relieved to learn that all the buildup for the uniform unveiling wasn't to culminate in the team wearing practice jerseys for their games.

Team

Photos and video by David Furones//FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

July 07, 2015

Kadeem Telfort flips commitment from UM to UF

Miami Norland junior offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort announced on Tuesday that he has decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes and is now committed to the Florida Gators.

The 6-6, 310-pound three-star prospect in the class of 2017 made the two announcements within minutes of each other on Twitter.

 

The flip was foreshadowed earlier Tuesday morning by St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Jake Allen, a 2017 prospect who committed to Florida last Wednesday

 

The Gators now have three commitments in their 2017 class -- all from Miami-Dade or Broward County -- in Telfort, Allen and Deerfield Beach wide receiver Lavarus Tigner.

Their 2016 class includes commitments Joshua Hammond of Hallandale, Vosean Joseph of Norland, Miami Central's Eric Mitchell, Deerfield Beach's Aaron Robinson and Southwest Miami's Christopher McWilliams -- a testament to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon's recruiting work in South Florida.

UM's 2017 class bodes well despite the loss of Telfort as its seven commitments still have the Canes second only to Ohio State in the 247 Sports team rankings.

Telfort's highlights: