Posted: 11:09 am Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Olympic Heights OLB Werley Placide commits to Bethune-Cookman 

By Matt Porter

Last weekend, Bethune-Cookman picked up two Palm Beach County standouts in Village Academy quarterback Larry Brihm and Palm Beach Gardens wide receiver Frank Brown. Apparently, they were more successful than previously reported.

Olympic Heights senior Werley Placide, who played defensive end and outside linebacker for the Lions, also committed to Bethune while on an official visit.

Placide, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound pass rusher who also plays basketball, remained in contact with Bethune throughout his senior year. Illinois State and several smaller programs showed interest, but not like the Wildcats.

“He was a heck of a pass rusher for us,” Olympic Heights coach Kevin Fleury said. “He’s got decent speed. I think he’s going to be a real good player down the road.”

Noteworthy: Fleury, who applied for the open head coaching job at Sebastian River, interviewed on Monday. He said he expects to remain at Olympic Heights.