LEESBURG — Four more senior football players at Lee County High School signed letters of intent to play college football next year during a ceremony at Lee County High School Wednesday afternoon. Adding those four to the previous group, there are now Trojan football players that will be moving to the college level next season. That is a school record for Lee County High School. It is the second year in a row the Trojans have captured the Class AAAAAA state championship and the team had a perfect 15-0 record before falling in the national championship game.
“I couldn’t happier for these young men,” said Trojan head coach Dean Fabrizio. “To have 20 seniors go in to play college football is just amazing. The four that signed today had outstanding careers for us at Lee County and we are really going to miss them.”
Two of the players were from the Lee County defense and two were from the Trojan offense. Defensive back Zach Mason and noseguard Dijarious Oliver signed on the defensive side of the ball, while wide receivers Jeremiah Engram and Artavious Warren from the offensive side inked their letters. Mason and Engram will play at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga. Oliver will play at Point University in West Point, Ga. and Warren will be really close to home, playing at Albany State University. Warren will join two other Trojan players on the Golden Rams roster who signed in February - Eric Price and Anthony Harvey.
The early signing day was back in December when two seniors from Lee County put their signatures on paper. Fourteen more signed on the traditional signing day, the first Wednesday of February. And now day three at Lee County brings four more.
“I didn’t decide until after the national signing day,” said Mason. “I didn’t really want to sign with some of the other options. I really liked LaGrange because everything seemed first class,” he said. “They take care of their school and athletic facilities really well and 95 % of their professors have doctorates. That was important to me and my parents.” Mason also said he felt comfortable with the coaching staff at LaGrange and all of those factors led him to sign with LaGrange.