Fort Valley State signed six players Wednesday to national letters-of-intent, including Washington County linebacker Stacey Thompson.
The other three defensive players are Christopher Leon (linebacker, FAMU High School in Tallahassee, Florida), Darron Hudson (defensive tackle, Globe Institute of Technology) and Robert Branscomb (defensive tackle, Carver-Columbus). The two offensive players are Chauncey Jackson (running back, Lovejoy) and Alexander Riley (offensive lineman, Paine).
HUNT JOINS EAGLES
Washington County’s Logan Hunt was part of Georgia Southern’s 22-player class.
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Hunt is a 6-foot-2, 230-linebacker who helped lead the Golden Hawks to the GHSA Class AAA title game the past two years. He was one of 13 players from Georgia in the class.
The Eagles signed 13 players on offense.
The GMC Bulldogs signed 40 players who will join the junior college program.
That group included five players from Middle Georgia: Macon County linebacker Joseph Daniels, Gatewood linebacker Luke Leverett, GMC cornerback TJ Lowe, Baldwin defensive lineman Antonio Poole and Baldwin running back Kentavious Thomas.
The class includes players from six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Twenty-one of the players are from Georgia.
Nineteen of GMC’s players are moving on to four-year programs, including 12 who signed Wednesday.
OWLS’ SECOND CLASS
Kennesaw State’s second class included 16 players -- seven high school players, six from junior colleges and three from four-year programs.
The high school group includes Houston County’s Zach Taisler, while the junior college group includes Derrick Farrow, a former Bleckley County standout.
Farrow is tranferring in from East Central Community College in Mississippi and is ranked as the No. 3 junior college safety in the country.