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Six athletes to sign NLI’s at Jesuit

Posted Nov 7, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 01:32 PM

Six Jesuit High athletes will sign national letters-of-intent on Nov. 13, the first NCAA signing period for incoming freshman of 2014-2015 school year.

Ricky Caldevilla, baseball, University of South Florida
Evan Cannan, baseball, High Point (N.C.) University
Ryan McCullers, baseball, Middle Tennessee State University
Noah Menendez, lacrosse, University of Tampa
Austin Underwood, wrestling, University of Virginia
Hunter Van Horn, baseball, Louisiana State University

Girls Basketball: Seffner Christian PG Whiting will sign with Embry-Riddle

Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 01:51 PM

Seffner Christian senior point guard Sabrina Whiting, who has helped lead the Crusaders to consecutive trips to the state final four the past two years, will sign with Embry-Riddle University on Tuesday at Seffner Chrisian at 10:30 a.m.

Whiting, who averaged 13.4 points and 4.8 assists per game last year, also had interest from Novasoutheastern and Palm Beach Atlantic. Whiting was named to the Tribune’s All-County second team as a junior and enters her senior year as one of the county’s top players, having scored 1,642 career points.

Embry-Riddle plays at the NAIA level. The women’s basketball program will begin competition in the fall of 2014. Seffner Christian coach Greg Fawbush said Whiting will be Embry Riddle’s first signee.

Boys Basketball: Tampa Catholic’s Corbett picks Delaware

Posted Oct 30, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 08:44 AM

Tampa Catholic 6-foot-6 small forward Chivarsky Corbett verbally committed to Delaware on Friday.

Corbett averaged a near double-double last season with 22 points and 9.9 rebounds per game and was selected to the Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County first-team.

Corbett also had offers from South Florida, Texas Pan-American and Jacksonville and was being recruited by James Madison, Indiana Purdue Ft. Wayne (IPFW) and George Mason.

Delaware, however, showed heavy interest in Corbett, who recently made an official visit to the campus.

Football: Oruwariye Picks Vanderbilt

Posted Oct 24, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Gaither senior Amani Oruwariye has verbally committed to Vanderbilt, Gaither coach Jason Stokes said.

Oruwariye, a two-way athlete, has caught seven passes for 159 yards with a touchdown and in the secondary, has collected 32 tackles with two interceptions and five pass deflections.

Oruwariye joins Armwood’s Kyle Gibson as verbal commits to the Commodores from the county.

Swimming: Tampa Prep’s Waite commits to Assumption

Posted Oct 15, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 06:33 AM

Tampa Prep Senior Carylyn Waite has verbally committed to swim for Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Athletic Director Mike Flynn has announced. She accepted the scholarship offer this past Thursday and will sign with the Greyhounds in November.

“I grew up in New York City before coming to Tampa and swimming at Tampa Prep for Jason Bowes, so I’m excited to be going back up north where the Greyhounds coach is expecting me to help them win a Conference championship.” Assumption College is a Division 2 School that competes in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Waite has been in the State finals in relays and individual events since she arrived in Tampa as a 7th grader. In 2008 her Medley Relay won the Consolation Finals and she was named to the Hillsborough County Swimming First Team.  In 2011 she broke the school’s 20 year 100 breaststroke record and was on the 200 Freestyle Relay that won the Bronze medal at States. She is currently on the 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams that hold school records.