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Anclote RB Willie Barrett picks up first Division I offer
Posted Oct 15, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Oct 15, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Willie Barrett’s Tweet said it all with a hashtag. #finally.
Barrett, the bruising Anclote senior running back and linebacker, picked up his first, but long-awaited Division I offer today: from Marist College, a private school located in Poughkeepies, New York.
Barrett announced the offer on Twitter, posting a photo of the official letter. Barrett became one of Pasco County’s top running backs as a junior last season, rushing for 1,405 yards and 14 touchdowns to guide the Sharks to their first postseason berth. Previously, Barrett has only had interest from Division II schools, including from Black Hills State College, a Division II program in Spearfish, South Dakota.
This season, Barrett is second on the team with 503 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, plus a touchdown reception. On defense, Barrett has a team-high 62 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks.
Anclote (3-3, 2-0 5A-7) is coming off a bye week, but has won three straight and is a contender, along with Hudson (4-2), for the program’s first district title.
Girls Basketball: Top ranked senior Gregory has pool of offers, including USF
Posted Oct 9, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Strawberry Crest senior guard Aliyah Gregory, ranked by several scouting services as one of the top senior guards in the country, may soon commit to one of the many schools recruiting her.
According to her head coach LaTosha Lewis, Gregory has offers from Pittsburgh, Central Florida, James Madison, South Florida, Jacksonville and South Alabama. Gregory has already visited JMU, Jacksonville and South Alabama. Lewis say Gregory may sign in November during the fall signing period.
Last season, in leading the Chargers to a 20-8 record, Gregory averaged 21.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game.
Pasco High WR Nate Craig out four weeks with ankle sprain
Posted Oct 7, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 08:12 PM
As if a 2-3 record through Week 6 wasn’t bad enough, now Pasco High’s football team may be without their star receiver the rest of the season.
Sophomore reciever Nate Craig told the Tampa Tribune he suffered a severe ankle sprain in Friday night’s 38-14 loss to 5A-6 district foe Bushnell South Sumter and will miss four weeks.
“Yeah it’s a bad sprain ankle injury. They (the doctors) said (they’re) surprised it’s not broken. But I’m out 4 weeks,” Craig said.
Craig, who has 16 Division-I scholarship offers including from Ohio State, Florida and Florida State and 366 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, was returning a kickoff late in the fourth quarter Friday night when he landed on his right leg funny after being tackled. Craig would have to be carted out of W.F. Edwards Stadium and has been on crutches since sustaining the injury.
Its a big blow to a Pirates offense that has not found its rhythm with players such as ATH Malik Johns and junior QB Grant Starling, while Pasco (2-3) has already found itself in a 0-2 hole in 5A-6 district play. If Craig misses four weeks, he would miss the rest of the Pirates district schedule which includes, in order, Weeki Wachee, Hernando, Central and 9-Mile War rival Zephyrhills, but could return for season finale with River Ridge.
Bloomingdale High’s Brammeier commits to Lipscomb
Posted Oct 2, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Bloomingdale High senior basketball player George Brammeier has verbally committed to Division I Lipscomb University, Bloomingdale coach Joe Willis said.
Brammeier, a 6-foot-10 power forward/center, averaged 10.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season. He had interest from 25 schools but dwindled his choices to Lipscomb, Wofford, Presbyterian, West Carolina and Mercer, Willis said.
Willis said Brammeier could be the school’s first Division I basketball player since the late 1990s. Bloomingdale senior Grant Townsend, the Bulls leading scorer last season, could soon become the second.
The Bulls finished 9-17 last season.
Brandon’s Davis commits to Wright State
Posted Oct 1, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 09:39 AM
Brandon High senior and 6-foot-8 forward Roderick Davis has verbally committed to Wright State, Brandon coach J.J. Turner said.
Wright State is a Division I program and member of the Horizon League.
“That’s why he chose to go there, he wanted to go to a winning program,” Turner said
Davis led the Eagles with 13.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game last season en route to a 18-9 record and the state region playoffs.