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Carver High's Jawon Pass - National Signing Day

Carver High quarterback signs with the University of Louisville
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Carver High quarterback signs with the University of Louisville

Not even a personal tour of Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Alabama coach Nick Saban could change Carver quarterback Jawon Pass' mind.

Pass gave his commitment to Louisville in July, but he took an official visit to Alabama two weeks ago, sparking rumors that he might change his mind. He put those thoughts to rest early Wednesday when he signed to play in the fall for the Cardinals.

"I'm just loyal to my word," Pass said. "I knew from the start I wasn't going to change my commitment."

Pass was one of 59 Bi-City football players who

signed Wednesday, including 17 Division I players, 12 on the Football Bowl Subdivision level and five in Football Championship Subdivision.

Another 12 Bi-City athletes signed Wednesday in other sports, including a pair of Division I signees.

Pass will join his brother, Khane, and former Central standout Treveon Samuel, both of whom signed with Louisville last year.

Jawon Pass was one of 11 Carver players to sign Wednesday.

Central had the most with 12 players, six of whom signed with Division I schools.

Smiths Station had the largest group with 14 -- six football players and eight from other sports.

BI-CITY SIGNINGS

*FOOTBALL

Name Position College City

CARVER

Trevonne Atkins offensive line Globe Inst. of Technology New York

Tyrik Baskin defensive line Middle Georgia State Cochran, Ga.

Tyler Davis offensive line Globe Inst. of Technology New York

Ashton Calhoun linebacker Globe Inst. of Technology New York

Jaquaze Gaines running back Globe Inst. of Technology New York

TJ London defensive line Georgia Military College Milledgeville, Ga.

Darius Love runing back Iowa Central C.C. Fort Dodge, Iowa

Gerald Reed linebacker Benedict College Columbia, S.C.

Fred Williams offensive line Grambling State Grambling, La.

Javontay Smith cornerback East Carolina Greenville, N.C.

Jawon Pass quarterback Louisville Louisville, Ky.

CENTRAL

John Broussard defensive back Auburn Auburn, Ala.

J'Lan Carson defensive line Faulkner Montgomery, Ala.

Jamal Couch wide receiver Mississippi State Starkville, Miss.

Dru Daniel linebacker Point West Point, Ga.

Jacorey Jones linebacker Point West Point, Ga.

Darius King defensive back Alabama State Montgomery, Ala.

Nic Lewis offensive line Point West Point, Ga.

Preston Loving offensive line Point West Point, Ga.

Toron Morten linebacker Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tenn.

Walter Pritchett linebacker Troy Troy, Ala.

Daveon Ward defensive back Point West Point, Ga.

Quan Weaver wide receiver Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss.

COLUMBUS

Essang Bassey defensive back Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C.

Ja'Quan Mason defensive back Point West Point, Ga.

Hardaway

Deyon Hicks defensive back Troy Troy, Ala.

Jonathan Mack linebacker Atlanta Prep Academy Atlanta

Christian McBride linebacker Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, Minn.

HARRIS COUNTY

Tek Kalish defensive line Maryville College Maryville, Tenn.

Bubba Blackmon running back Point West Point, Ga.

Josh Stein wide receiver Maryville College Maryville, Tenn.

Jacob Roving running back Stetson DeLand, Fla.

JORDAN

Markus Wright linebacker Army West Point, N.Y.

MARION COUNTY

Maurice Carter running back Cumberland University Lebanon, Tenn.

Cameron Cox offensive line Cumberland University Lebanon, Tenn.

NORTHSIDE

Kalan Watts running back Limestone College Gaffney, S,C.

Noah Daniel offensive tackle University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D.

Levi Dunn wide receiver LaGrange College LaGrange, Ga.

PACELLI

DeAndre Bowman running back Georgia State Atlanta

Ben Davis linebacker Davidson Davidson, N.C.

Mikal Marble wide receiver Cincinnati Christian Cincinnati

Trevor Robichaux wide receiver Cincinnati Christian Cincinnati

Shaw

Austin Hester offensive line Georgia Military Col. Milledgeville, Ga.

SMITHS STATION

Vada King linebacker Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark.

Jacob Faver wide receiver Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz.

Harrison Jones kicker Reinhardt Waleska, Ga.

Blake Murphy tight end Huntingdon College Montgomery, Ala.

K.J. Johnson running back Point West Point, Ga.

Quandarius Holt Athlete Kentucky Christian Grayson, Ky.

SPENCER

Jermaine Hernandez wide receiver Faulkner University Montgomery, Ala.

Raekwon Allen lineman Georgia Military College Milledgeville, Ga.

Tyrell Smith running back Morehouse Atlanta

Daymeonta White defensive back Tuskegee Tuskegee, Ala.

Dashae Hubbard defensive back Tuskegee Tuskegee, Ala.

Chris Baker Lineman Coffeyville Community Col. Coffeyville, Kan.

Carl Ash Lineman Middle Georgia State Cochran, Ga.

Malachi Wilson Lineman Nat.Sports, Education Aca. Lake Placid, N.Y.

**Kameron Blackshear defensive back Memphis Memphis, Tenn.

OTHER SPORTS

Name Sport School City

Hardaway

Sam Anthony baseball Western Oklahoma State Altus, Okla.

Northside

Katie Ann Fitts soccer Wesleyan College Macon, Ga.

Madison Whipkey softball CVCC Phenix City

Mary Horne softball Columbus State Columbus

SMITHS STATION

Tripp Jones baseball Huntingdon College Montgomery, Ala.

Max Newton baseball Troy Troy, Ala.

Blake Rivera baseball Wallace State-Hanceville Hanceville, Ala.

Devin Brown baseball Northwest Florida-Niceville Niceville, Fla.

Dalton Sinquefield baseball Wallace State-Hanceville Hanceville, Ala.

Aly Smith softball South Alabama Mobile, Ala.

Allison Moore softball CVCC Phenix City

Christian Howell soccer Point West Point, Ga.

* Former Hardaway football player Jamal Crawford also signed Wednesday with West Virginia.

** Will go to Memphis as a preferred walk-on

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