Dunedin's Ali Cheaib commits to Youngstown State



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Siyana Allen, basketball, Lakewood
Megan Bohan, soccer, Robinson
Makenzie Fish, soccer, Land O'Lakes
Nicole Sullivan, soccer, Springstead
Peyton Walker, basketball, Seffner Christian
Francesca Ycaza, soccer, St. Petersburg Catholic
Ryan Fontano, soccer, Nature Coast
Damian Fracchia, soccer, East Bay
Bryan Gilbert, soccer, Newsome
Hayden Grooms, soccer, Palm Harbor University
JJ Lewis, basketball, Mitchell
Sam Sharpe, soccer, Boca Ciega



Mon. February 1, 2010 | Keith Niebuhr

Dunedin LB Ali Cheaib, one of the area’s top defensive players, has committed to Division I-AA Youngstown State, Falcons coach Mark Everett said today.

Despite being injured much of the 2009 season, Cheaib was an honorable mention All-County pick. He was team MVP as a junior for a squad that reached the playoffs.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder also had scholarship offers from Albany and Delaware State. Both of those programs also play at the Division I-AA level.

Youngstown State coach Eric Wolford was in Dunedin this week to visit with Cheaib. That’s when the scholarhip offer was made. Cheaib visited the school last weekend and committed Monday.

Youngstown State went 6-5 last season.

The Penguins play in the Missouri Valley Conference.

--KEITH NIEBUHR (kniebuhr@sptimes.com)

Recruiting updates more

    Players in post

    Teams in post


    Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours