Shane Arbet wins scholarship
Recent Academy at the Lakes graduate Shane Arbet was awarded the Allegheny College’s Trustee Scholarship, which guarantees four years paid tuition at the school.
The scholarship recognizes those who excel in the classroom as well as extracurricular achievement and leadership. While at the academy, Arbet participated in football, soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming and track and field.
Arbet had a 3.3 unweighted grade point average. He was also a member of the math honor society and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Coastal Clean-up of Pasco County and Metropolitan Ministries.
Arbet plans to play football for the Gators, who went 8-2 last season. Allegheny is in Pennsylvania.
More interest in Hakeeme Ishmar
Pasco High wide receiver Hakeeme Ishmar picked up another scholarship offer, this time from Florida Atlantic University.
Ishmar, senior, has also received formal offers from Georgia Southern University and Youngstown State University while Texas Tech University has shown interest in the wide receiver.
The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder led the Pirates with 21 catches and 400 yards while adding four touchdowns last season. Pasco also went 9-2 and won a district title in 2009.
Lewis receives Oregon offer
Freedom High linebacker Keith Lewis recently received a scholarship offer to play football at the University of Oregon, according to Patriots coach Tchecoy Blount.
Lewis is the top-rated outside linebacker in the Tampa Bay area according to Rivals.com, a national group that evaluates high school athletes. Blount said Lewis has nearly 20 offers at this point.
Last year as a junior Lewis was second on the team with 97 tackles while adding four sacks and six passes defensed. He also saw time at running back where he had 253 yards rushing on 24 carries and three touchdowns.
Byrd gets Florida Atlantic offer
Pasco High linebacker and fullback Jamie Byrd recently received a scholarship offer from Florida Atlantic University.
Byrd already has offers from Purdue University, Iowa State University, Georgia Southern University and Youngstown State University. The University of South Florida and the University of Florida have also shown interested in him.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior led the Pirates with 129 tackles while adding six sacks and four fumble recoveries. On offense he had 136 yards rushing on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
-All stats as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches as of July 2. Kyle LoJacono can be reached at or (813) 909-2800.