A few recruiting updates from across Tampa Bay:
Bishop McLaughlin volleyball standout Aileen Hnatiuk signed with East Carolina on Wednesday morning. The 6-foot senior helped the Hurricanes advance to the Class 3A playoffs and finished the year with 352 kills (4.7 per game) and 120 blocks.
Two Hudson football players will continue to play after high school, Cobras coach Mark Kantor announced. Lineman Alex Munson will play at Gattaca College, a prep school/junior college that’s associated with Hillsborough Community College. Fellow lineman Robbie McCarthy has accepted an offer to play at Grinnell College, an NCAA Division III program in Iowa. The pair helped Hudson rush for more than 2,300 yards last fall and advance to the Class 5A region quarterfinals.
Durant DE John Hendricks and DB Gabe Brown both committed to Mount Union, a Division III powerhouse, the Cougars announced via Twitter. Hendricks had 29 tackles (two for a loss) and 5.5 sacks last fall, and Brown had 26 tackles and six interceptions.
Jefferson lineman Zack Buchanan has signed with the Division III program Wittenberg University, the Dragons have announced. Buchanan is a 6-foot, 300-pound senior and was a contributor on Jefferson’s 6A region semifinalist squad.
Strawberry Crest DL Zach Weber has orally committed to Washington University in St. Louis, Chargers coach John Kelly said. Weber had 43 tackles and three sacks last fall for the Chargers.
Seffner Christian QB Caleb Newman signed with Maryville College. Last fall, he passed for 18 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards. He also rushed for 777 yards and 10 TDs.