USF North at Freedom football
Our trusty USF correspondent Brendan Galella, who covers practice when I don't, is doing the Freedom High preview for the Times' high school preview in Hillsborough County. Brendan tells me that first-year Freedom coach Marquel Blackwell -- can he really be five years removed from his senior year at USF? -- will have five former Bulls football players on his coaching staff this fall.
We'd told you about this back in spring, but the cast has changed slightly: Blackwell will have fellow Dixie Hollins grads DeAndrew Rubin (receivers) and Tchecoy Blount (defensive line), along with Julian Johnson (linebackers) and Glenn Davis (defensive backs). The new addition is Levi Newton, who will coach Freedom's offensive line. Blackwell says another ex-Bull or two could still join the staff. ...
(I had "USF East" originally, but have since recalibrated my compass)