Dallas Cameron, a 6-3 guard who helped Blanche Ely win the Class 5A state title last season, will play at American University in Washington, DC. He is currently averaging 9.9 points a game and is second on the team with 7.1 assists per game.
His teammate Khalil Thomas (6-7 forward) signed with Rider University in New Jersey. He currently leads the 20-1 Tigers with 13.1 points per game and leads the county in rebounds with 13.2 per game.
The only suspense that remained for Alabama commit Eddie Jackson was whether he would don a crimson or white cap on National Signing Day. Jackson headlined a senior class from Boyd Anderson that signed their national letters of intent. The group of seniors led the Cobras to the 7A regional finals in 2012.
“These guys bought into the philosophy of family, tradition and excellence,” Boyd Anderson coach Wayne Blair said. “Today is the day in which they are cashing in.”
As a four-star recruit, Jackson, a 6-1, 180-pound wide receiver is expected to play defensive back at Alabama. Jackson picked Alabama over Florida State and LSU.
“I felt like [Alabama] was where I was going to be the most successful,” Jackson said, wearing a white and crimson cap. “They have a great football program.”
Offensive lineman Sandley Jean-Felix signed to attend Marshall University. Jean-Felix picked Marshall over FIU. “It was a hard process,” Jean-Felix said. “I thought Marshall was a good fit for me.”
Jean-Felix was a verbal commit to FIU, but re-opened his recruitment after the firing of former FIU coach Mario Cristobal and his staff. The 6-5, 295-pound lineman expects to play tackle at Marshall.
Quarterback Greg Hankerson signed with FAU. Hankerson, at 5-11, 172-pounds, led Broward quarterbacks in 8A-6A in passing yards with 2555 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2012. Hankerson will have an opportunity to compete for playing time under center for the Owls.
Justin McDonald rose late in the recruiting process as he put ink to paper, signing with UCF. The 6-2, 185-pounder selected the Knights over Syracuse, FIU and Western Kentucky. McDonald said that having a criminal justice program and the family atmosphere sold him to UCF. He expects to play outside linebacker for the Knights.
Other players signing: Derrell Young signed with Western Kentucky University as an outside linebacker. Raynard Warren signed with the University of Idaho as an athlete/wide receiver.
Adrian Baker, the First-Team All-Broward defensive back out of Chaminade-Madonna, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Clemson.
Baker, the 6-1 cornerback who is ranked the 19th best athlete and 37th in the state of Florida according to ESPN Recruiting, had narrowed his selection between Clemson and Oklahoma before ultimately choosing the Tigers.
“I knew for like three weeks,” Baker said when asked about his decision. “I knew for some time now, it just felt right when I was there.
Baker also credited Clemson’s family atmosphere and the team’s win over LSU in the Chick Fil-A Bowl as contributing factors.
Baker had also been on Florida State’s radar, but he never officially took a visit with the Seminoles.
Myles Graham, the 6-0 running back, signed on with Indiana University. He had committed to the Hoosiers in August.