Two area athletes sign scholarships
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:32 p.m.
College chosen: Florida Tech (Melbourne)
Other schools considered: Valdosta State, Benedict College (S.C.)
Stats: First-team all-area as a junior and senior, passing for a combined 4,231 yards with 52 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Passed for 222 yards and four TDs in the Hurricanes' 62-26 win over Navarre in the Class 6A regional final, propelling GHS to its first state title game in 32 years.
Quotable: “It's a great feeling to finally being able to sign that paper and get that burden off of finally having someplace to go. I wasn't too worried about it. I will miss everything from GHS, like the family values from the football team and my great supporters. Getting to that next step and GHS will always be a part of that. We talked (former coach James Thomson) on the phone. He wished he could be here, but he has his practice at DeLand. We will always have that bond. It's all good.”
College chosen: Stetson
Other schools considered: North Florida, Jacksonville
Stats: First-team all-area as a junior playing forward/midfielder, scoring 18 goals and nine assists, before moving back to solidify the Bulldogs defense. Second team all-area as a senior forward, scoring 15 goals with seven assists.
Quotable: “It is a great private school that plays in Division I. I think the campus is amazing and perfect. I am extremely excited. I hope to get on the team and play my first year instead of redshirting, which some players do.”