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  • Alonso RB Witter lets history offer lesson in recruiting

    Alonso RB Witter lets history offer lesson in recruiting TAMPA — Ish Witter won’t name names, but last year’s misfortune of a pair of moderately recruited friends who waited in vain on that big scholarship offer has stuck with him this summer.   Those friends, Witter said, passed on offers from some mid-major schools and played their senior year ...
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    Fri. July 19, 2013 at 5:56 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Plant OL Raulerson joins Vols' hefty 2014 recruiting class

    Plant senior offensive lineman Ray Raulerson has orally committed to Tennessee, according to Panthers coach Robert Weiner. Raulerson will join a 2014 recruiting class already considered one of the nation’s best under new Volunteers coach Butch Jones. As of now, recruiting website Rivals.com reports Tennessee has 23 commitments for next ...
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    Thu. July 18, 2013 at 7:19 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Hillsborough County baseball trio chosen for national development program

    Plant rising junior outfielder Kyle Tucker leads a contingent of three Hillsborough County players selected for the Team 17U USA National Development Program. Tucker and Panthers teammate Jake Woodford and Hillsborough rising senior Diamond Johnson were among 40 players chosen for the program. They were selected for the development program ...
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    Thu. July 18, 2013 at 6:19 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Jesuit LHP Hunter Van Horn commits to LSU

    Jesuit left-hander Hunter Van Horn has committed to LSU, according to coach Richie Warren. Van Horn, a rising senior, went 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 14.2 innings as a junior. He made two starts for the nationally ranked Tigers, who advanced to the state tournament for ...
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    Thu. July 18, 2013 at 5:33 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Freedom PG Monet Williams off to Broward College

    Freedom point guard Monet Williams, a key contributor to the Patriots’ first final four team, has signed with Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. After transferring from Riverview before her senior year, Williams averaged 2.1 points, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.7 rebounds per game in a reserve role for the ...
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    Thu. July 18, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Leto P Jose Pupo signs with Florida Gulf Coast

    Leto pitcher Jose Pupo, a Tampa Bay Times all-Hillsborough County selection, has signed with Florida Gulf Coast University, according to Falcons coach J.J. Pizzio. Pupo went 7-3 with a 1.47 ERA this spring, leading the Falcons to their first appearance in the state playoffs since 2001. His 97 strikeouts placed ...
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    Thu. July 18, 2013 at 1:08 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Jefferson LB standout Brown commits to USF

    Jefferson senior Juwuan Brown, one of the bay area’s top linebacker recruits, announced Wednesday that he has orally committed to USF. Brown is the latest local coup for coach Willie Taggart and the Bulls, who’ve also received notable commitments from Wharton quarterback Chase Litton and Deiondre Porter, Brown’s teammate at ...
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    Wed. July 17, 2013 at 8:03 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Varsity Blues: Alternatives to the high school game abound

    Varsity Blues: Alternatives to the high school game abound There was some blood on his T-shirt — no one’s quite sure whose it was — and little time to worry about modesty. Tyree St. Louis didn’t want to miss a single repetition at the combine, so he quickly found a new shirt and slipped off the old one. In ...
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    Sun. July 14, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Tampa Catholic OT Corey Martinez picks Florida State

    Tampa Catholic OT Corey Martinez picks Florida State Tampa Catholic offensive tackle Corey Martinez ended the suspense in his recruitment by announcing Wednesday that he was committing to Florida State. Martinez revealed his choice of the Seminoles at the Opening, a camp held at the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore., that brings together the best performers from the ...
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    Wed. July 03, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • TBT's Tajee Fullwood latest local to pick USF

    TBT's Tajee Fullwood latest local to pick USF After only a few months at USF, Willie Taggart seems much closer to building the fence around the bay area that Skip Holtz once promised to deliver. Taggart and the Bulls landed another top local recruit Wednesday, earning the oral commitment of Tampa Bay Tech senior Tajee Fullwood.   While ...
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    Wed. June 26, 2013 at 11:29 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Jesuit OF Ricky Caldevilla commits to USF

    Jesuit senior outfielder Ricky Caldevilla has orally committed to USF, according to Tigers coach Richie Warren. Caldevilla is poised to follow the example of former Tigers stars and recent USF signees Vincent Miniet and Daniel Portales in 2013 and Joe Altieri and Vincent Leto in 2012. As a junior, Caldevilla ...
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    Tue. June 25, 2013 at 11:38 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Litton-led Team Tampa repeats as national champion

    The first run to the national championship seemed predestined, with a team boasting two of the nation’s best defensive backs in Vernon Hargreaves III and Leon McQuay III, UCF-bound quarterback Pete DiNovo and a plethora of FBS-caliber offensive weapons. A repeat? Well, Team Tampa was stocked with blue-chip talent but ...
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    Mon. June 24, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Battle of the Bay notebook: Gaither newcomer immediately impresses

    TAMPA — It didn’t take long for Nate Ferguson to make an impression on his new teammates.  Only five days after joining summer workouts at Gaither, the junior cornerback made one of the biggest plays of the day in the Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tournament Saturday.   Ferguson stayed ...
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    Sat. June 22, 2013 at 7:09 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Georgia State first to offer Plant QB Colby Brown

    Georgia State first to offer Plant QB Colby Brown Plant rising senior quarterback Colby Brown has landed his first scholarship offer, from Georgia State, according to Panthers coach Robert Weiner. Brown, who only started two games at Plant last season, received the offer during a camp in Lagrange, Ga. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Brown enters the fall as the Panthers’ ...
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    Thu. June 20, 2013 at 2:47 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • New USF commit Deiondre Porter impresses at pretty much any position

    New USF commit Deiondre Porter impresses at pretty much any position TAMPA — A challenge was issued, and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin sidled over to that side of the field to see what would come of it. Instead of throwing passes as per usual, Jefferson High School quarterback Deiondre Porter was going to have to defend them — and a steady ...
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    Wed. June 19, 2013 at 6:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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