High school signing capsules
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.
School: Keystone Heights
Sport/Position: Soccer, forward
College chosen: Florida Southern
Other schools considered: Nova Southeastern, FAU, UF
Stats: The 2013 Small School Player of the Year, she had 25 goals and 16 assists her senior season, playing in only 15 games because of injury.
Quotable: "I don't think a lot of people understand how much (my parents) had to sacrifice financially and just driving so long for tournaments every weekend. I think the coach (Florida Southern's Brittany Jones) really stood out. That was a big part of my decision because she seems like she really wants to get to know the girls and connect with them.” — Madison Colaw
— Cliff Smelley of The Bradford Telegraph contributed
Jimmy Jones III
School: St. Francis
Sport/Position: Baseball, utility player
Weight: 175 pounds
College chosen: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (NAIA)
Other schools considered: Ave Maria, Florida Southern, Flagler College
Stats: An honorable mention all-area selection as a junior, in which he hit .261 with three doubles and 13 RBIs; through 9 games this season is hitting .333 with two doubles and 10 RBIs.
Quotable: "I liked their professionalism, they have a take-charge approach. They offer the degree I want, which is electrical engineering, so that was a plus. And they have a great baseball program there that is always competing for national championships.” — Jimmy Jones III
Sport/Position: Football, fullback
Weight: 230 pounds
College chosen: University of South Carolina (preferred walk-on)
Other schools considered: UF
Stats: An honorable mention all-area selection as a senior, had 10 receptions for 128 yards with one touchdown and also ran 15 times for 53 yards and scored two TDs.
Quotable: "I liked it mainly to play for coach (Steve) Spurrier. I have liked him since he left Florida. He told me during the season he would love for me to play up there as a fullback. It was fun (at GHS), it was hard to play for three different coaches. But I respected all of them, and they did the best they could.”
— Nick McGriff