Area players take next step in football career

Area players take next step in football career


February 2, 2005

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Signing day starts early for area high school seniors.

At Powell a full house turned out to see four players sign letters of commitment to college football programs lineman

Logan McKinney committed to Carson-Newman, Andrew Roach signed to play at Cumberland, Zane Bruhin is going to Marshall, and Baron Huber chose Alabama.

At 10:00 in the morning, Sequoyah High School athletic officials announced their school's first-ever division one signee, wide receiver Jonathan Jones, who will play at Wake Forest.

Webb School's commitment day recognition wasn't just about football.

Football players Phillip Mitchell, who signed with the Columbia University, and Ryan Walker, who's going with Carson-Newman, shared the spotlight with two soccer players.

Meredith Goldman signed with East Tennessee State and Caroline Carver signed with Kentucky.

At Maryville High School, quarterback Cade Thompson made his selection official, though it had been well known for a couple weeks. He'll play with Steve Spurrier at South Carolina.

Teammates Bobby Browning and Corey Everett signed with Maryville College, while Jeffery Smith chose Tennessee Tech. Steven Childs committed to Carson-Newman and Rhett Brooks selected Murray State.

Fulton High School had two college signees Wednesday. Receiver Elliott Bishop signed with Carson-Newman and Marques Patton chose Tennessee Tech.

Clinton's Eric Hensley selected Vanderbilt.

Knoxville Catholic's Evan Sanders will sign with the Air Force Academy.

Former Farragut offensive lineman James Harrill, who spent the previous season at Hargrave Military Academy, signs with Gardner-Webb.

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