Brown, Bass sign with Webber International

Rodney Brown, left, and J.R. Bass sign on to play football at Webber International on Friday at Lafayette High in Mayo. (Photo by Jack Howdeshell)

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:17 a.m.

Rodney Brown

School: Lafayette

Sport: Football

Position: Wide receiver/defensive back

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 170 pounds

College chosen: Webber International (Babson Park)

Other schools considered: Maryville College (Tenn.)

Stats: A first-team all area selection last season, catching 44 passes for 701 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Hornets, who reached the state playoffs for an area-best eighth straight season.

Quotable: "It was close to home, and I really liked the campus. There is more one-on-one attention there. I wanted my family to be able to see me play. I liked the coaches, and their team seem to be very competitive. I will always remember this team and how we all grew up together. How we had that bond, and the coaches here were alway there when we needed them." — Rodney Brown

J.R. Bass

School: Lafayette

Sport: Football

Position: Running back/defensive back

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 180 pounds

College chosen: Webber International

Other schools considered: Brevard College (N.C.), Maryville College

Stats: A first-team all-area selection who ran for 1,640 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Quotable: "It is closer to the family, and I didn't want to go too far away. Really liked the atmosphere there. Rodney and I went together and got an opportunity to sit down and talk with the head coach (Kelly) Scott. We talked to him for about 45 minutes and had a really good feeling about him and the program. I told Rodney when we were heading home that was the college for us." — J.R. Bass

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