Robin­son ex­cited by changes at UM

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Front Page - By Adam Licht­en­stein South Florida Sun Sen­tinel

ROYAL PALM BEACH — Palm Beach Cen­tral wide re­ceiver Bryan Robin­son has had a wild ride while keep­ing up with his fu­ture col­lege team re­cently.

The Bron­cos’ 2020 star has been com­mit­ted to the Mi­ami Hur­ri­canes since July, but in the last few weeks he has seen coach Mark Richt re­tire and Manny Diaz take the head coach­ing job af­ter ini­tially ac­cept­ing the head coach po­si­tion at Tem­ple.

“It’s been crazy,” Robin­son said at the Florida Fire 7-on-7 open run on Sat- ur­day. “But I think Manny Diaz is go­ing to be some­thing big.”

Robin­son said he has a good re­la­tion­ship with the new Hur­ri­canes coach, even though Diaz was Mi­ami’s de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor.

“We talked plenty of times,” Robin­son said. “He just texted the other day, mat­ter of fact.”

Diaz an­nounced the hire of Alabama quar­ter­backs coach Dan Enos as the Hur­ri­canes’ of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor on Fri­day.

“I think i t ’s a g o o d choice,” Robin­son said.

Robin­son was a first­team All-County pick this sea­son af­ter lead the Bron- cos with 976 re­ceiv­ing yards and nine touch­downs. He is rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports’ com­pos­ite rank­ing, which rates him the No. 81 player and No. 19 wide re­ceiver in the 2020 class.

Pa l m B ea c h C e n t ra l ’s Jake Ray picks up first of­fer: Robin­son’s team­mate, Jake Ray, re­ceived an of­fer from Bowl­ing Green on Fri­day for his first schol­ar­ship of­fer.

“It’s just like a sigh of re­lief,” Ray said at the Fire open run. “If you don’t have any — last week, I didn’t have any, and I was stress­ing.”

R a y, a r i s i n g s e n i o r 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end, said he doesn’t know much about Bowl­ing Green yet, and he’s still re­ceiv­ing in­ter­est from more schools.

“I’m talk­ing to Penn State, Wake For­est, South Carolina,” he said.

Amer­i­can Her­itage-Del­ray quar­ter­back Zach Bo­han­non headed to Elite 11 re­gional: The Stal­lions ris­ing senior quar­ter­back and sec­ond-team All-County pick is one quar­ter­back who earned an in­vi­ta­tion to the Elite 11 re­gional com­pe­ti­tion.

“It’s al­ways a great op­por­tu­nity to com­pete,” Bo­han­non said.

Bo­han­non fin­ished his ju­nior year, his first at Amer­i­can Her­itage, with 2,575 pass­ing yards, 25 touch­downs and only seven in­ter­cep­tions. The Stal­lions’ sea­son ended with a re­gional fi­nal loss to Cham­i­nade-Madonna, but Bo­han­non said there isn’t much trash talk on the Fire 7-on-7 team be­tween the play­off op­po­nents.

“I try to stay as hum­ble as I can, so I trash talk when I get on the field — I let my work show on the field,” he said.

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Joe Gibbs Rac­ing says co­founder J.D. Gibbs, the el­dest son of team owner and Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team an­nounced J.D. Gibbs’ death on Satur­day, say­ing he passed from com­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with a de­gen­er­a­tive neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease. It was re­vealed in 2015 that he was deal­ing with “con­di­tions re­lated to brain func­tion.” He was serv­ing as pres­i­dent of JGR at the time.

Wil My­ers is mov­ing back to the re­build­ing Pa d re s ’ crowded out­field, in­di­cat­ing that the team likely is still in the mar­ket for a third base­man. My­ers said the de­ci­sion to switch po­si­tions again was made dur­ing a re­cent dis­cus­sion with gen­eral man­ager A.J. Preller and man­ager Andy Green. My­ers played out­field in 2015 af­ter be­ing ac­quired in a three-team trade. He then played first base for two sea­sons be­fore mak­ing way for Eric Hos­mer last year. He started out in the out­field in 2018, was slowed by an­other in­jury and then was moved to third base late in the sea­son.

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