Peach County standout Nausia Woolfolk recently made a verbal commitment to attend Florida State University on a full basketball scholarship.
Woolfolk was named the 2014-15 Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Girls Player of the Year, as well the GHSA Class AAA Girls Player of the Year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association after leading the Trojans to 23-4 campaign as a junior. She averaged 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals per game last season.
Woolfolk was pursued by seemingly every major women’s college basketball program in the country, including national champion Connecticut, before ultimately choosing the Seminoles. She is considered a 4-star prospect and the No. 60 ranked player in the nation by ESPN’s HoopGurlz.
Florida State finished 32-5 this past season and played in a regional championship game, coming up just six points shy of a trip to the Final Four.
NEW MCCONNELL-TALBERT STADIUM SURFACE DRAWS RAVES
The new FieldTurf competition area at McConnell-Talbert Stadium made its debut last Thursday during a scrimmage game between Warner Robins and Rutland.
Coaches and players alike both raved about the surface except for one caveat; the cork pellets spread on top of the field to absorb moisture and keep the field cooler have a knack for finding their way into cleats.
“Every play you run you get the stuff in your shoes and you have to come to the sideline and dump it out, but other than that it’s nice,” Warner Robins running back Terry Harris III said.
“The only thing that’s different at all about playing on that turf instead of grass is that sometimes those (cork pellets) get in your shoes a little bit,” Houston County head coach Von Lassiter said. “That’s the only difference. There’s no (rug) burns. It’s really the nicest playing surface that there could possibly be.”
HOUSTON COUNTY HIGH PITCHER PLAYS IN ALL-STAR GAME
Houston County pitcher Tony Locey appeared in the 2015 PerfectGame All-America Classic baseball game broadcasted by MLB Network on Sunday night.
The all-star event pits 50 of the best high school seniors in the country together in an East versus West matchup.
Locey pitched the eighth inning for the East squad and worked a perfect frame by striking out two and retiring three straight hitters. He reached 94 mph on the radar gun and drew compliments from commentators on his breaking ball.
Locey transferred to Houston County from Hardaway at the end of the 2014 season. PerfectGame considers him the fifth best prospect in Georgia and the No. 32 overall prospect in the country for the class of 2016. He is verbally committed to Georgia Southern.