Crisp County defensive end Trey Johnson, left, and linebacker Sherrod Ruff pose for a photo with head coach Lee Campbell on Wednesday at the school after both signed their national letters-of-intent. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CORDELE — Crisp County saw two players sign letters-of-intent early Wednesday as linebacker Sherrod Ruff inked a scholarship with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and defensive end Trey Johnson signed with Arkansas Baptist Community College in Little Rock.
Ruff, who was a leader for Crisp County with 68 tackles, will probably play safety in college. Several schools were interested in Ruff, including Georgia Tech, and Ruff said he has no doubt he will play Division I football after two years at Coffeyville, a school that has a reputation for sending players to D-I schools.
“I plan on going on to a Division I after my two years are up,’’ Ruff said. “I looked at other junior colleges, but this was the best place for me. They have a lot of players go on to Division I schools.’’
Johnson made 48 tackles, including 11 for losses, and had three sacks. He said he liked the idea of going out of state.
“I like the school,’’ he said. “It’s an all-black school, and they have a lot of history and tradition with their football program.’’
Crisp County coach Lee Campbell said he thought both would do well at the next level.
“Sherrod has tremendous skills and tremendous potential,’’ Campbell said. “Trey is a hard-nose player, and I’m glad they’re giving him the option to play.’’