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  • Chase Litton commits to Marshall football for 2015

    Chase Litton commits to Marshall football for 2015 Former Wharton quarterback Chase Litton has orally committed to play football at Marshall, Litton announced Wednesday morning. The commitment is the latest step in an up-and-down recruiting cycle for one of Tampa Bay’s top passers. The 6-foot-6, three-star prospect threw for almost 8,000 yards in his four-year career with the ...
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    Wed. March 26, 2014 at 11:07 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • River Ridge DE commits to Peru State

    River Ridge’s Jordan Harris has committed to Peru State, the defensive end announced via Facebook on Tuesday. “Got accepted to Peru State!!” he wrote. “So blessed and signed my commitment letter.” Harris appeared in nine games for the Royal Knights in 2013. He racked up 31 tackles, including 16 solo ...
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    Tue. March 25, 2014 at 8:31 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Cowart, McCloud, St. Louis earn Rivals MVP honors

    Three Tampa Bay players earned most valuable player honors at the Rivals Camp Series’ stop in Orlando over the weekend. Five-star DE Byron Cowart (Armwood) was the MVP on the defensive line. That’s not exactly a surprise for Rivals’ No. 3 overall recruit in the country. Sickles ATH Ray Ray ...
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    Mon. March 24, 2014 at 9:37 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Wisconsin Badgers pushing hard in Tampa Bay

    A few quick recruiting notes: Alonso DB Roosevelt Lawrence landed his biggest college offer so far. Wisconsin became the first BCS program to offer the 6-foot junior, the Ravens announced this week on Twitter. Lawrence picked up an offer from Western Michigan earlier this week and also holds offers from ...
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    Fri. March 21, 2014 at 2:12 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • CCC's Jeff Smith Jr. picks up first offer from Wisconsin

    Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jeff Smith Jr. picked up his first offer from Wisconsin, Marauders coach John Davis said. Smith shared quarterbacking duties with Blake Gomez before being named the full-time starter midway through last season. Showing off dual-threat capabilities, Smith emerged as a multidimensional force by throwing for 1,366 ...
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    Thu. March 20, 2014 at 10:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pasco TE Bowman Archibald commits to Miami football

    Pasco TE Bowman Archibald commits to Miami football Before Bowman Archibald exploded into a major-college recruit, he came up with a list of criteria for his future school. On Thursday, the Pasco tight end realized that Miami met all of his needs. “For what I want to do, what I want to study, what I want to do ...
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    Thu. March 20, 2014 at 2:57 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Deon Cain gets Army bowl invite

    Deon Cain gets Army bowl invite Tampa Bay Tech ATH Deon Cain picked up another honor Thursday. The four-star recruit earned an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Titans coach Jayson Roberts said. Cain is one of Tampa Bay’s top talents for the class of 2015. He was fifth in the Tampa Bay Times’ list ...
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    Thu. March 20, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • FHSAA formally investigates Tampa Catholic after second recruiting charge

    FHSAA formally investigates Tampa Catholic after second recruiting charge Another recruiting allegation against Tampa Catholic — including an offer “too good to pass up” — helped expand the Florida High School Athletic Association’s ongoing formal investigation into the Crusaders’ athletic department. The FHSAA notified Tampa Catholic last month that an investigator will review the school for possible violations for ...
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    Thu. March 13, 2014 at 11:01 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Lakewood's Tyrae Boykins commits to Fairmont State

    Lakewood receiver Tyrae Boykins committed to Fairmont State on Wednesday and will sign his letter of intent later this week. Boykins was one of the team's leading receivers and helped the Spartans reach the Class 5A state semifinals. He becomes the eighth player from the Tampa Bay area -- and seventh from ...
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    Wed. March 12, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Wiregrass Ranch sees 18 athletes sign

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Red and white balloons, some emblazoned with the Wiregrass Ranch Bull, rested at either end of the long table. Behind it, the largest class of signees in Wiregrass Ranch’s history prepared to sign with college programs Tuesday afternoon. “We recognize all of our athletes, whether it’s Division ...
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    Tue. March 11, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Miami, USF offer Marques Ford and other recruiting nuggets

    When we unveiled our early look at Tampa Bay’s top 25 prospects for the class of 2015, East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was one of only three recruits without an offer. That didn’t last long. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end has seen his recruitment soar recently. Miami became the ...
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    Mon. March 10, 2014 at 9:51 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for March 1-7

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, March 1 through Friday, March 7. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. March 08, 2014 at 1:02 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Two Zephyrhills players sign with colleges

    Zephyrhills football players Devon Long and Garrett Pritchard have signed to play at the next level, coach Reggie Roberts announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. “Congrats to OL/DL Devon Long for signing with Huntingdon College and DE Garrett Pritchard for signing with Webber University!” he tweeted. Long had 52 tackles ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 5:26 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Updated FHSAA all-sports standings

    The Florida High School Athletic Association released its updated standings for the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup, which honors a school’s success across all sports. You can see the full list here. Schools from the Tampa Bay area in contention are: Class 8A Palm Harbor University: No. 2 with 71.75 ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Northeast's Charlie Krasuski commits to Carnegie Mellon

    Northeast's Charlie Krususki has committed to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, according to former coach Mike Jalazo. Krasuski was a three-year starter at Northeast and played fullback, linebacker and strong safety. He also played some at quarterback his senior year. Krasuski chose Carnegie Mellon over Tufts University and MIT. Carnegie Mellon ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 11:17 a.m. | Rodney Page

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