Organic Dreadnaughts

Lakeland News WatchIn Florida, there are at least eight organic buying clubs or organic farms with share-type programs. Gil Daigneau, 52, owner of Go Natural Organics Inc., a farm in Lakeland, charges $200 for people to join; then they pay on a pick-as-they-go basis. When that’s used up, they rejoin. The business has 190 members and operates from January to June. — Palm Beach Post

Since he’s long been committed to the University of Florida, this weekend’s official visit for Steven Wilks was reaffirmation that he’s made the right choice. The Lakeland safety, one of six Dreadnaughts committed to the Gators, thought the weekend on the Florida campus was everything he could have possibly dreamed it would be. —

Alabama did not pick up a verbal commitment on Sunday, but it looked to move closer on key football prospects such as UMS-Wright’s Brandon Gibson, Tarrant’s Marquis Maze, and Lakeland, Fla., defensive tackle John Brown. —