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FAU Football Recruiting Notebook 3-6-2020

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FAU Coach Willie Taggart & his Staff are ready to expand their stake in the fertile South Florida recruiting grounds

During Florida Atlantic's head football coach Willie Taggart's introductory press conference, he told media and fans that recruiting the tri-county would be the first priority for the new staff.

Accordingly, it's no surprise that since signing Day 2020 Taggart and his staff have lived up to those words offering many local targets in the 2021 class.  

Here are just some of the notable local prospects that have received recent offers from the Owls:

Gaethan Bernadel 6-1'' 210 lbs LB Hallandale - Bernadel (pictured), who camped at FAU in 2019, has received multiple reported national offers from Washington State, Nebraska, and NC State.

Jahbari Hill DB 6-1'' 187 lbs DB Atlantic high school - The lanky cornerback is one of the top players ranked players in Plam Beach county and has also picked up early offers to FIU and USF.

Jeremiah McClendon 6-0'' 170 lbs DB Atlantic high school- Jahbari's teammate has also emerged as one of the highest players in Palm Beach County and has received four other offers, which includes Indiana, where former FAU cornerback coach is currently coaching.

Davon Hicks 6-0'' 200 lbs LB Vero Beach High school - Vero beach is outside of the tri-county area, but the three-star linebacker could be one of the Owls top targets this cycle. Hicks is currently committed to USF after an offer from former FAU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, but expect the FAU to compete for his services all the way to the early signing period.

Antwan Massie 5-8'' 175 lbs DB Miami Northwestern - Massie is projecting to play nickel or strong safety at the next level due to his ability to blitz and help in run support.  He is currently holding over 10 FBS offers and will be competing in Under Armor's South Florida regional camp this weekend.

Amahri McCray 6-0'' 210 lbs LB Miami Northwestern - The all Florida 5A first-team linebacker was originally offered by FAU all the way back in early 2018 and was reoffered by the new staff just last month by the new staff. McCray also holds other reported offers to Coastal Carolina, FIU, Indiana, and Pittsburg.   

Makai Lovett 6-0'' 195 lbs WR Miami Senior highschool -  Makai shared his time at quarterback and receiver his junior year, but his physical frame will have him playing receiver at the next level. The three-star prospect also has offers from FIU and Utah.

Allen Baugh 6-3'' 255 lbs DL St. Thomas Aquinas high school - Baugh has four sacks a junior playing for one of the nation's top programs and has seen his stock rise in the past couple months, picking up other FBS offers from Maryland, UCF, Coastal Carolina.

Also of note, FAU will be hosting its first junior day of the new year this weekend.

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