Central Florida Signing Day recap: Jailed Bishop Moore player misses signing day

5-star Marvin Wilson signs to FSU

Follow updates from News 6 sports anchors Jamie Seh and Ping as they cover signing day at Central Florida high schools.

Bishop Moore's Donovan Winter won't be signing today because he's in jail

Michigan State recruit Donovan Winter sat in a Seminole County Jail Wednesday while other football recruits across the country signed letters of intent on national signing day.

A police report showed the Bishop Moore Catholic defensive end was in jail in Sanford awaiting bond and facing charges of burglary of larceny of a firearm. Winter was arrested Monday.

The three-star recruit verbally committed to Michigan State and was expected to sign with the Spartans on Wednesday. It is uncertain if his scholarship offer remains.

Schools are prohibited from discussing unsigned players and Bishop Moore coach Matt Hedrick did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.

8:47 a.m. UCF signs stand out QB Noah Vedral

The University of Central Florida signed Nebraska Bishop Neumann High School quarterback Noah Vedral. The versatile player is a multi-sport state champion athlete in track and basketball as well.

Vedral told KETV in Omaha that playing for Nebraska football legend, UCF coach Scott Frost, was a big part of his decision.

News 6 will be there tonight when Frost talks about this year’s recruitment class.

The Knights added 21 new players to their 2017 roster.

Full UCF's full list of recruits here.

11:00 a.m. Burch signs to Oregon

Apopka High School's versatile quarterback Dimitri Burch signed with Oregon after he originally committed to USF but followed coach Willia Taggart to the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon also flipped another Florida player, signing Darrian McNeal, of Armwood High School in Seffner. McNeal switched his commitment from the Arizona Wildcats to the Ducks.

12:30 a.m. Brevard signings

In Palm Bay, running back B.J. Daniels signed with Texas-San Antonio. Daniels told News 6 partner Florida Today that his decision came down to the relationships he had with the coaches.

Cocoa Beach High School’s David Demeter is set to sign on to play football for the Florida Tech Panthers later today as a deep snapper.

1 p.m. Winter Park's Jordan Pouncey goes to the Longhorns

Winter Park wide receiver Jordan Pouncey singed with the University of Texas Longhorns Wednesday afternoon. He was expected to choose between Notre Dame, Miami, Texas and Tennessee.


4 p.m. FSU nabs top player Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson, the highest rated uncommitted player entering signing day, picked Florida State over LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4, 329-pound Wilson from Bellaire, Texas, was the top-rated defensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports.

Wilson made his pick by unzipping his jacket to reveal a Florida State T-shirt. He also broke out some cool FSU sneakers .


Florida State is hoping Wilson can make an immediate impact the way Dexter Lawrence did at defensive tackle as a freshman last season for national champion Clemson.

Florida State made out very well on National Signing Day and is considered to have another top five recruiting class.

Coming up

News 6 will be at Seminole High School and Dr. Phillips High School signing announcements Wednesday night.

UCF Coach Scott Frost will review the Knights' signing class later today.

Watch News 6 tonight at 6 p.m. for Ping's full recap of National Signing Day.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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