High school signing capsules

Keystone Heights forward Madison Colaw signed with Florida Southern on Feb. 25 with her mother, Robin, and father, James, by her side in the school library.

Photo submitted by Cliff Smelley of The Bradford Telegraph
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.

Madison Colaw

School: Keystone Heights

Sport/Position: Soccer, forward

Height: 5-foot-6

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

Height: 5-foot-8

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

Nick McGriff

School: Gainesville

Sport/Position: Football, fullback

Height: 6-foot-1

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

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