Jon Santucci, Tallahassee Democrat

Jon Santucci

Tallahassee Democrat

Florida, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

Exclusive: Seminole WR Darren "Goldie" Lawrence announces college decision

Lawrence, a three-star recruit, caught 54 passes for 783 yards and accounted for 17 total touchdowns in 2021. → Read More


National Signing Day Florida: Watch live as players, experts recap early signing period

Wednesday was the 2021 early signing day for high school football players across the country. The State of Florida Recruiting HQ team recaps the day live. → Read More

Feeling blue: John Carroll's Prince Strachan will run routes on Boise State's iconic field

Prince Strachan, the younger brother of Indianapolis Colts receiver Michael Strachan, announced his commitment to Boise State on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Howard signee Eden James on Travis Hunter: 'It is a tremendous day for HBCUs'

Treasure Coast RB Eden James, son of NFL Hall of Famer Edgerrin James, was stunned to see the nation's No. 1 player sign with Jackson State. → Read More

Santucci: Mario Cristobal's recruiting ability will change Miami for the better

Cristobal has a proven track record recruiting South Florida. Miami has just one commit from Miami-Dade and Broward counties in the class of 2022. → Read More

Mario Cristobal's high school coach thrilled to see former player coming home to Miami

Former South Fork coach Dennis Lavelle, coached Cristobal at Columbus from 1984-87. Cristobal called Lavelle "the best coach I ever had." → Read More

Florida high school football: How were Final Four teams ranked during regular season polls?

Miami Central (Class 5A) and Chaminade-Madonna (3A) were the only teams in the state to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 teams in the USA Today poll. → Read More

Top games, individual recruiting matchups in FHSAA state football semifinals

Miami Northwestern travels to Jesuit and Cocoa hosts Bolles in rematches of 2019 Final Four games. → Read More

How college football coaching changes have already impacted recruiting landscape

Oklahoma had six players decommit, including American Heritage WR Brandon Inniss and RB Treyaun Webb, since Lincoln Riley took the USC job. → Read More

Florida high school football: 8 can't-miss games in FHSAA regional semifinals

Miami Central at American Heritage in Region 4-5A is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Both teams won state championships in 2020. → Read More

Football: News, notes and stats from the regional quarterfinals

The No. 5 seed in Classes 5A-8A went 12-4 in the first round of the high school football playoffs. → Read More

Football: Scores and notes from the first round of the FHSAA playoffs

A complete rundown of Thursday's and Friday's regional playoff games around the state of Florida. → Read More

Naples jumps to No. 2 in latest USA Today Florida Network high school football poll

Seminole (Class 8A), Jesuit (Class 6A) and Hawthorne (Class 1A) are the lone unanimous No. 1 teams after Week 10 of the high school football season. → Read More

Major shakeup in USA Today Florida Network high school football poll after Week 9

Two new teams earned the No. 1 spot in their respective classes while five additional teams earned first-place votes for the first time in 2021. → Read More

Teams atop the USA Today Network Florida football poll remain unchanged as big dogs keep rolling

Venice, Jesuit, Miami Central, Trinity Christian and Baker were unanimous selections this week as our statewide panel made their rankings. → Read More

Central ekes out one-point overtime win over Westwood in the Battle for Fort Pierce

Central kicker Tyler Patterson missed a field goal at the end of regulation, but hit the extra point that won the game for Fort Pierce Central. → Read More

Who are Florida's best high school football recruits? Here's USA Today Florida's Top 100 seniors

The USA Today Florida Network announces its 2021 midseason list of the Top 100 senior football recruits that colleges need to sign. → Read More

Midseason Report: Lakeland DE Gabriel Dindy headlines USA Today Florida's Top 100

The USA Today Florida Network announces its midseason list of the Top 100 senior football recruits. → Read More

Cocoa jumps to No. 2 in Class 4A in USA Today Florida Network high school football poll

Miami Central (Class 5A), Chaminade-Madonna (Class 3A) and Trinity Christian (Class 2A) were this week's unanimous No. 1 selections. → Read More

Football: Takeaways from Cocoa's thrilling double-overtime win against Treasure Coast

Cocoa rallied from a 21-point first-quarter deficit to beat the previously unbeated Titans on Friday night. → Read More