When choosing which school to attend, a variety of factors contribute to an athlete’s decision.
Sometimes, it’s a coach or the players. Other times it’s the school’s facilities. A winning tradition draws some athletes.
None of those impacted Kendrick defensive back Cedric Chambers’ decision. Rather he picked Savannah State, for other reasons.
“I really liked the atmosphere there,” Chambers said. “It’s a nice town, and it’s right by the ocean. I’ll have the chance to go swimming.”
But that wasn’t his only reason for signing a national letter of intent with the Division I-AA school in Savannah.
“It was the best fit for me, and there’s where my grandma (Rosa Sanders) went to school,” Chambers said.
The 6-foot defensive back also took official visits to Wofford, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Jackson State.
Chambers was one of eight Kendrick players to sign Friday. Keith Carey signed with Minnesota-Crookston, while Anthony Jackson and Marquis Cobb signed with Mesabi Range Community College in Virginia, Minn. Joseph Myricks signed with Fort Valley State. Joshua Stewart, Eddie Cribbs and David Grier are all headed to Concordia College.
Myricks, a 5-foot-9 defensive back, is excited about his opportunity to play college football.
“It’s an honor,” Myricks said. “I wasn’t expecting this chance being that I’m not tall.”