In all, team sends 20 players to play at the next level
By CHRIS WHITE
After years of competing along side one another, several of Carver’s college signees can expect a chance to go head to head at the next year.
Of the 20 Tigers seniors who signed to play with colleges on Wednesday, seven did so with Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Schools, including Tuskegee, Miles, Clark-Atlanta, Fort Valley State and Albany State.
“It used to be a competition within the team,” offensive lineman and Clark-Atlanta signee Derryl Rozier said. “It’s just going to make it even more fun now that we’re playing on the other side of the ball.”
Added quarterback and Tuskegee signee Kris Carson: “It’s definitely going to be fun.”
In all, 20 of 22 Carver seniors signed scholarships with schools spread out around the Southeast and the country.
“It feels so good, like we made history,” Massachusetts signee Jarvis Bentley said of the massive signing class. “Everyone’s going to college. Coaches put hard work into this, we put hard work into this, and that hard work paid off. That’s all there is to it.”
Joining Rozier and Bentley in signing were Tavarus Talley (Fort Valley State); Chris Cowart (Valdosta State); Mitchell Riley (Albany State); Trey Simpson and Kris Carson (Miles College); Byron key and Justin Brown (Tuskegee); Jodece Smith and Dameion Turner (West Georgia); Antonio Carter (Fort Scott Community College); Riyahd Jones (Georgia Southern); Edward Pritchett (Idaho State); Dequindre Adams (UAB); Mike Davis (Memphis); Isaiah Crowell and Quintavius Harrow (Georgia); Quincy McKinney (South Carolina); and Gabe Wright (Auburn).
“We were all blessed with our talents, and we became a family over the years and played as one,” Brown said. “It’s a compliment that we all get to play at the next level, and there’s not another feeling that’s better than that.”
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