Pinellas Park running back Donte Maxson picked up college offers throughout the spring and summer. He put an end to speculation when he committed to Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
Maxson was one of the Patriots' top rushers as a junior. He gained 1,208 yards on 105 carries and scored 14 touchdowns. He also had an impressive spring game against Orlando Evans, which included a 50 yard touchdown run.
"Donte is the man,'' Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford said. "He's a fast, tough runner. He's going to be big for us this season.''
Maxson also had offers from North Dakota State, Air Force, Georgia State and Wofford.