Blanche Ely football team has a University of Miami commit, a new coach and money for a new scoreboard for its field.
Senior wide receiver Therrell Gosier committed to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, becoming the 16th verbal commitment to the Hurricanes in the Class of 2015. At 6-6, 200 pounds, Gosier had also received offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Florida and West Virginia. Gosier is ranked as the country's 130th-best wide receiver prospect and 143rd-best overall prospect in the state of Florida by 24/7 Sports rankings.
He also plays basketball and is on the school's track team.
It may have taken three years following the renovation of the Ely football stadium, but it appears the school is finally going to get a new scoreboard.
New Ely football coach Nakia Jenkins said Wednesday the school's athletic program received a donation from Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson, who is a 2008 graduate of Blanche Ely.
Peterson was named the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2007 at Ely and was named to the Parade All-America team and the USA Today All-America Team. He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was one of six finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. Peterson played college football at LSU.
Jenkins, who was the Ely offensive coordinator, was named the football coach prior to spring practice in May. He replaced Charles Hafley, who left the school to become an assistant coach at Douglas.
Jenkins, 38, is a 1993 graduate of Glades Central High. He was named first-team All-Foothill Conference during the 1994 and 1995 season at Chaffey Junior College (Calif.) and later transferred to Utah State. He had signed as undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 1998 and was later waived.