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Duse Report: Village Academy QB Larry Brihm shines despite going unnoticed by major colleges

Jan 07, 2013 -- 2:20am

By: Wells Dusenbury

Throughout his career at Village Academy, quarterback Larry Brihm has put up gaudy numbers for the Tigers. In addition, the senior has helped transform the small school program into 2A playoff team.

Unfortunately for Brihm, that hasn't translated into scholarship opportunities. Currently, the senior has offers from schools such as Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State, but he has yet to receive an offer from a FBS school.

On Saturday night, Brihm showed off why he's been considered one of the top quarterbacks. In the Florida-Georgia High School Football All-Star Game, he accounted for two touchdowns and helped lead Team Florida to a 29-7 win. In addition, he was named Offensive MVP for his performance.

While teams are worried about his height, Brihm once again showed off the skill-set, using his arms and legs, that will make him a success wherever he ends up playing.

Five other thoughts:

-The race for Centennial star defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick is heating up. The Eagles' defensive tackle is one of the most coveted defensive propects in the country. Centennial head coach Ron Parker says Boswick has narrowed his decision to three schools: Alabama, Florida and Miami.

Bostwick and Parker were both down at Alabama practice at Barry University on Friday to check out the Crimson Tide prep for the BCS National Championship Game.

-While the pursuit of Bostwick is very much open, his fellow teammate Justin Martinez is off the board. The offensive lineman committed to play for Western Kentucky earlier in the fall, but then was a little less certain after head coach Willie Taggart left to take the South Florida head coaching job.

Parker though says Martinez is once solid again to Western Kentucky after talking with new head coach Bobby Petrino.

-Ft. Pierce Central running back Marcus Levy is still looking for a school, after decommitting from Cincinnati when head coach Butch Jones left to go to Tennessee.

Cobras' head coach Josh Shaffer says Temple and Middle Tennessee were both in to check on the standout running back this past week.

-While Charlie Miller didn't play a down for Northern Illinois this season, hopes are high for the former Vero Beach wideout.

After playing just one season of football, Miller signed with the Huskies and spent the past season redshirting. Vero Beach head coach Lenny Jankowski says his former receiver has since grown a couple of inches and has put on more muscle since then.

-When FIU fired head coach Mario Cristobal a month ago, the worry of many commits was whether the new head coach would honor the previous commitments.

Those players don't have to worry. On ESPN 760's High School Hysteria, new head coach Ron Turner said that he did plan on honoring all existing commitments.


Currently, Vero Beach offensive lineman Chris Flaig and Benjamin tight end Jonathan Pavlov are the two area players committed to play for the Panthers.

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