Former Pasco High School dual-sport athlete Sherwin Emmanuel has signed to play football at Dodge City (Kansas) Community College. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Emmanuel played defensive end and tight end for the Pirates in 2015. On defense, Emmanuel racked up 21 tackles and two sacks. Emmanuel also was a power forward on Pasco High’s varsity basketball team. Also, former Pasco High running back and defensive back Brandon Lee has signed to play football at Tucson (Arizona) Tech College.
Gaither High School baseball standout Jose Cadenas has committed to play at Polk State College in Lakeland. The rising senior was a key contributor to the Cowboys 7A state baseball title in May. The outfielder led the Cowboys in batting average (.398), hits (33), runs (32) and stolen bases (32) in 2016.
Steinbrenner High School’s Pat Morris has committed to play baseball at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The rising senior made an impact with his arm and bat this past season when the Warriors captured the Class 8A state baseball title. At the plate, Morris paced the Warriors in batting average (.376), home runs (4), doubles (11) and RBIs (24). On the mound, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound lefthander went 7-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 47 innings pitched.