Pinellas: News and notes
By TIMES STAFF
Published February 2, 2008
Red and Gray game
What: Clearwater baseball's intersquad preseason scrimmage
When: Today, 2 p.m.
Where: Brighthouse Networks Field, Clearwater
What: boys basketball
When/where: Today at St. Petersburg
Schedule: Tarpon Springs 8 vs. Northeast (7), 10 a.m.; Dunedin (7) vs. Osceola (8), 11:45 a.m.; Dixie Hollins (5) vs. PHU (3), 1:30 p.m.; East Lake (6) vs. Seminole (6), 3:15 p.m.; Countryside (4) vs. Boca Ciega (2), 5 p.m.; Admiral Farragut Academy (5) vs. Gibbs (3), 6:45 p.m.; Largo (2) vs. St. Petersburg (4), 8:30 p.m.
Johnson sets up final visit
Largo defensive back Leonard Johnson will visit West Virginia this weekend. Johnson said he was deciding whether to take his final recruiting trip to Michigan or WVU. The Wolverines made his decision for him.
Packers coach Rick Rodriguez said Michigan recruiter Greg Frey told him there were no more scholarships available for players in the defensive secondary.
Johnson has visited Iowa State, Troy, USF and Ole Miss.
Marshall picks Youngstown St.
Clearwater defensive lineman Joe Marshall orally committed to Youngstown State. Marshall received a lot of buzz in the spring and had offers from Wisconsin and Iowa State that were eventually pulled. He visited Youngstown last weekend and said he got an offer Wednesday.
Check out our boys district basketball and softball season previews in Monday's Times, as well as team pages and video on the Web breaking down the best softball teams in the bay area.
Coaches can send baseball and softball rosters, as well as spring schedules for all sports (including track, tennis and flag football), via fax, (727) 893-8782, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Four Gladiators commit
Gibbs coach Yusif Shakir said Marcus Russ and Larry Murphy (Georgia Southern), Lamar Hall (Murray State) and Tommy Hains (Florida Atlantic) have orally committed. Shakir said Hains will be a preferred walk-on at FAU.