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Several SW Ga. prep football stars ready for National Signing Day

Get out those pens and scholarship offers and start signing, Southwest Georgia’s finest.

Today is your day.

Nine area high school football players will lock in their collegiate futures today during National Signing Day around the country, including three from Albany, two from Mitchell County and one each from Seminole County, Miller County, Lee County and Bainbridge.

In Albany, the Indians’ co-captains — bruising offensive/defensive linemen Roscoe Byrd and Jontavious Morris — will both sign with the University of Alabama-Birmingham, while just across town Monroe defensive end Vantrel McMillian will ink with Chattanooga University.

In Camilla, two Mitchell County stars — Yancey Burns (WR) and Grover Stewart (OL) — will also sign today. Burns is headed to Newberry College, a Division II Lutheran liberal arts and sciences school in South Carolina, while Stewart will stay close to home and sign with Albany State University. ASU also will get a second local commitment today when Bainbridge QB Quincy Fortson signs with the Rams.

In Leesburg, linebacker/running back Thomas Wright — a Herald Dynamite Dozen selection — will ink with nearby Valdosta State. Wright was recently named Team Georgia’s Offensive MVP during the War of the Border All-Star Game in Moultrie.

T.T. Barber, Miller County’s versatile quarterback/running back/receiver/linebacker, earned similar MVP honors for Team Georgia during the Border Wars All-Star Game in Tallahassee, Fla., and as a result his recruitment grew. But Barber, who verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State before other more high-profile offers came out after the Border Wars All-Star Game, will keep his word sign today in Colquitt with the Division I Blue Raiders.

In the next county over, Seminole DB Dee Virgin will join Monroe’s McMillian by signing with Chattanooga.

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The_Dude 2 years, 7 months ago

All good players, but VSU got the best of the bunch. Thomas Wright will straight light you up. Jessie Tuggle Part II, and going to the same school. TT will do great things at MTSU as well.

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tywebb 2 years, 7 months ago

it's good to see a kid sticking to his commitment. also, kenny towns at westover is joing the albany boys at uab

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 7 months ago

May all these good mens be Courageous and FIRST and FOREMOST get a education by applying theirselves in the classroom and then play some ball and have fun and keep your pants pull up and your zipper zip up and you will DO WELL! And go to Church on Sunday Young Courageous Good Mens!

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

Did anybody from Deerfield's great football team sign with a College today?

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dominiquedamac 2 years, 7 months ago

Smh...you love to start mess with the white schools? Do ya?

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 7 months ago

coach, you know can't no crackas play college football!

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

But according to the Herald and WALB's Robert Hydrick, Deerfield had a great team. They kept winning....and we kept reading about them every week. I thought they were awesome. If you read the paper, you would think Deerfield had the best team in the area.So why didn't any colleges sign any of those great players on that team?

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 7 months ago

team........you answered your own question and didn't even know it!! HA! HA! Well done, coach.

It's the same reason that the GHSA Class A coaches voted to have THEIR OWN state championship playoff series, so that the Private Schools would not always win the GHSA Class A State Championship year in and year out. Simple!

So that the private school TEAMS would not beat the public school SUPERSTARS!

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 7 months ago

Why didn't any colleges sign any of those great players? Mainly because few DWS student-athletes graduate with the intention of attending Chattanooga University, Newberry, ASU or Mid TN State. Most attend UGA, GA Tech, Auburn, etc...where no one claims they could play football. Any further questions, "Coach?"

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

cricket .....cricket.........chirp....chirp.......(silence)................

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dominiquedamac 2 years, 7 months ago

You are a fool because this is not the only day for signing day...Signing Day ends in April so you will see somebody for Deerfield getting sign.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm a fool because I ask questions ??? I didn't insult anyone here......So, which one will get signed??? Who???? The best sign early......

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dominiquedamac 2 years, 7 months ago

It don't have nothing to do with the best sign early. The deadline for Signing to College for Football is in April. Until then, you can still sign to College after the National Singing Day. A lot of players are still undecided and they haven't made up their mind yet. Deerfield has put out more Division athletes than any other DCSS school.

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