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Four Harris County players sign

BRIAN DANSBY sports@ledger-enquirer.com

Four Harris County football players signed Wednesday at the school. They were, from left, Jacob Rovig, Bubba Blackmon, Josh Stein and Tek Kalish. Standing behind them were high school coaches, from left, Zac Howard, Dwight Jones, Tracey Powell, Adam Bright and Steve Westmoreland. (BRIAN DANSBY/photo@ledger-enquirer.com)
Four Harris County football players signed Wednesday at the school. They were, from left, Jacob Rovig, Bubba Blackmon, Josh Stein and Tek Kalish. Standing behind them were high school coaches, from left, Zac Howard, Dwight Jones, Tracey Powell, Adam Bright and Steve Westmoreland. (BRIAN DANSBY/photo@ledger-enquirer.com)

HAMILTON, Ga. — Four Harris County football players signed Wednesday, including one to a Division I school, on Wednesday’s national signing day.

Jacob Rovig signed with Stetson University of the Pioneer League, a Football Championship Subdivision school. He was joined by Tek Kalish and Josh Stein, who both signed with Maryville College and Bubba Blackmon, who signed with Point University.

Blackmon, 5-foot-5, 175-pounder, led the team in rushing as a senior, carrying 133 times for 1,049 yards and nine touchdowns.

“They run a one-back set, a spread kind of,” Blackmon said of Point. “I felt like the chemistry was better there. They were 9-1 last year. I felt like it was a better fit for me.”

Blackmon also had an offer from Reinhardt University.

Tek Kalish chose Maryville over choices such as LaGrange and Birmingham Southern

“Maryville was just kind of a tradition type school,” Kalish said. “They just have a bunch of guys that are all family all brothers out there, reminded me a lot of how this football program is at Harris County.”

Kalish (6-0, 245) will play defensive tackle.

Stein (6-5, 200), a receiver, also chose Maryville. Stein had 33 receptions for 465 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. 

“I’ve already got my own workout routine,” Stein said of how he is preparing for college football. “They want me up to 205-210.”

Jacob Rovig loooked at Samford, Mercer, Furman, Berry and Birmingham Southern before choosing Stetson.

“Stetson got the money on the table the quickest, and I like the location — it’s 20 minutes from the beach,” Rovig said. “All the coaches they definitely want me down there. I’m not just a left over guy. I’m going to play linebacker and maybe a little bit of fullback.”

Rovig says the Stetson coaches did not ask him to add weight.

“Most coaches wanted me to put on weight, but they said I just need to stay in shape and get faster,” Rovig said.

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