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.