Football: Atlantic's Brisly Estime verbally commits to Iowa State but still might visit other schools
Monday, December 24, 2012
by Matt Porter
Last week, Atlantic's Brisly Estime took to social media to seemingly vent his frustration with his recruitment.
On Twitter, he posted a series of tweets naming big-name schools from around the country. One by one, he said he would commit to one of them as soon as they offered him a scholarship.
It seems Estime that had enough of trying to attract the attention of larger programs. On Sunday, he gave a verbal commitment to Iowa State, which had steadily recruited him throughout his senior season.
Estime, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound safety and return specialist ranked No. 12 on the PBGametime.com Big Board, played a key role for Atlantic this fall after winning a Florida High School Athletic Association appeal to play past the state's age limit for high school athletics. One of the most dangerous skill players in Palm Beach County, he returned five kicks or punts for touchdowns and had four touchdown catches.
His Iowa State pledge is the second commitment Estime has given. In July, he announced his intentions to play for Purdue, but he backed off the next day. Verbal commitments are nonbinding. Seniors may sign letters of intent Feb. 6.
A lot could change before then. Several of the schools chasing Estime -- Purdue, Cincinnati and FIU among them -- changed their coaching staffs. Estime says he may visit those schools and others before signing day.
Tyler Provo selected: American Heritage tight end Tyler Provo will play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. on NFL Network. Provo has verbally committed to Syracuse, where his brother Nick set several pass-catching records as a tight end.
Honors for Dickmann, Likely: Before he departs for a new job in Georgia, former Seminole Ridge football coach Matt Dickmann earned one last honor. Dickmann, who resigned from Ridge on Friday to coach Harrison (Ga.) High, was named Coach of the Year at the Nike Dade vs. Florida All-Star Game on Saturday in Miami. Team Florida, including 17 players from Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, lost to Team Dade 39-9. Will Likely from Glades Central was named Team Florida's MVP for the game. Likely, whose primary position is cornerback, recently verbally committed to Maryland.