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LATTIMORE A HAWKEYE

Gaither tight end Justin Lattimore committed to Iowa on Sunday, two days after the program offered the 6-foot-3, 215-pound standout a scholarship.

He also had offers from Ball State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee State and Miami (Ohio). Georgia was another program that showed interest.

Lattimore confirmed his commitment in an e-mail early Sunday evening.

A physical player at tight end and defensive end, Lattimore is averaging nearly 20 yards per catch this season. He is Iowa's ninth commitment for the Class of 2009.

Rivals.com rates Lattimore as a two-star prospect.

X's, O's and wedding bells

Tampa Bay Tech football coach C.C. Culpepper had two things on his mind two weeks ago: a game against Lennard and a wedding. Surprisingly, the latter caused him the least amount of stress.

"I already knew the outcome of that," Culpepper said. "She was going to say 'Yes' and I was going to say 'Yes.' And she pretty much did all of the planning. I was more nervous about playing a very good Lennard team and how my team would respond after losing to Armwood."

On Oct. 16, the Titans beat Lennard 56-0. Two days later, Culpepper and Candace Anderson, who coaches track at the school, said their vows before about 150 friends and family in Tampa.

"Because she's a coach she understands the dynamic of coaching," Culpepper said. "She's my biggest supporter, but also one of my biggest critics when I don't do things right. She's definitely my backbone. She keeps me grounded."

For now, the honeymoon is on hold.

"We'll do that after the season ... after the playoffs," Culpepper said.

Correction

Bruce Gifford is Riverview's football coach. Another name was listed in Saturday's Times.

Hillsborough football statistics

Passing

Player, school C-A Yds TDs INTs

C.J. Bennett, Alonso 167-282 1,905 21 6

Aaron Murray, Plant 88-142 1,722 28 4

Quentin Williams, Jefferson 95-172 1,485 9 9

Billy Embody, Carrollwood 101-188 1,374 11 9

Tarean Austin, Hillsborough 64-135 1,294 13 5

Receiving

Player, school Rec Yds TDs

Orson Charles, Plant 31 702 11

Allen Sampson, Plant 39 701 10

C. Lovett, Hillsborough 26 593 6

A. Williams, Chamberlain 26 549 7

Jesse Anaya, Alonso 43 504 8

Rushing

Player, school Att Yds TDs

L. Lamar, Hillsborough 92 1,065 15

D. Aycock, Chamberlain 100 893 19

Jeremy Deering, Leto 106 847 4

K. Allen, Chamberlain 82 831 8

S. McEwen, Wharton 88 758 4

For more stats, visit highschool.tampabay.com. Updated stats can be submitted to the Times (leclark@sptimes.com) by noon on Mondays.

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