High school signings


Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:19 p.m.

Desaray Bowman

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The Sun's 2012 Small School Player of the Year, Cedric Stokes (4), signs a football scholarship with Adrian College.

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School: Buchholz

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Middle blocker

Height: 5-foot-9

College chosen: Faulkner University (Montgomery, Ala.)

Other schools considered: FIU, UCF, UF

Stats: Had 26 kills, 19 blocks with 21 digs for the 27-6 Bobcats, who reached the state tournament for the first time since winning the Class 6A title in 2007.

Quotable: “They have a great law school. It is really top notch. I want to be a criminal defense attorney. I will miss the environment that Buchholz had and the girls on the volleyball team. I will miss high school volleyball.” — Desaray Bowman

Hunter Parrish

School: Trenton

Sport: Football

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 175 pounds

College chosen: Maryville College (Tenn.)

Other schools considered: LaGrange College (Ga.)

Stats: First team all-area who had 107 tackles, 15 for loss, tied for area-lead with 15 sacks, 1 caused fumble and 1 recovered fumble for Tigers.

Quotable: “Maryville had a better football team than LaGrange. I also liked them because they are going to let me play outside linebacker, where I played last year. LaGrange wanted me to play inside linebacker, which I wasn't comfortable with. It has been a fun ride this year, playing in two state finals and ending my high school career with a state championship. I still can't believe high school is almost over. I wouldn't change anything about it." — Hunter Parrish

Jonathan Smith

School: Trenton

Sport: Football

Position: Defensive back

Height:6-foot

Weight: 175 pounds

College chosen: West Point (U.S. Military Academy)

Other schools considered: The Citadel

Stats: Second team all-area with 73 tackles, 10 for loss, 1 sack, 1 Int., 9 pass deflections, 2 caused fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles.

Quotable: “My dad went to West Point and so did his brother, and served in the Army. I've always wanted to do the same and felt it was the right thing to do. Not bad, going 40-2 (13-1 in football, 27-1 in baseball) and playing in two state championships. We have been really close all season and it is like one big family with us." — Jonathan Smith

Cedric Stokes

School: Trenton

Sport: Football

Position: Running back

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 175 pounds

College chosen: Adrian College (Mich.)

Other schools considered: Florida State, USF

Stats: The Florida Dairy Farmers Class 1A Player of the Year and The Sun's 2012 Small School Player of the Year. Ranked second in area with 2,014 yards rushing and 28 TDs; had 192 yards and 2 TDs in Tigers' loss to Bratt Northview, 42-21, in 1A state final, the school's first state title game in football. Also had four interceptions on defense.

Quotable: “I plan to play there (Adrian) a couple of years and maybe come back and play at FSU. I may play baseball there as well. It has been great playing with my friends this year and going out on top (baseball state title)." — Cedric Stokes

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