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College offers pouring in as National Signing Day (Part 2) arrives

By David Knox

Sports Editor

The second of the season’s National Signing Day — after the early one in December — is Wednesday. Offers continue to pour in for seniors and some have committed to their college choice. Meanwhile, juniors, members of the Class of 2019, are seeing their recruitments amp up.

Hewitt-Trussville quarterback Paul Tyson makes a pass during the Huskies’ game against Florence Friday night.
Photo by Ron Burkett / For The Tribune

Pinson Valley will have its signing day ceremony at 8 a.m. in the school’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Hewitt-Trussville’s will be at 2 p.m. Clay-Chalkville will also have its ceremony at 2 p.m.

Hewitt defensive back George Steele has committed to Jacksonville State and should sign Wednesday, along with Logan Pitts and Simon Miskelley (Chattanooga), Elliott McElwain (Yale) and others. Meanwhile Hewitt-Trussville offensive lineman Joseph Stone, a rising senior, picked up an offer from Florida Atlantic while defensive lineman Eric Taylor, a rising sophomore, got his first offer from Mercer.

And quarterback Paul Tyson, also a junior, collected Purdue and Michigan offers to go with his Alabama offer — and many others. Also in that category is five-star lineman Pierce Quick, who is committed to Alabama.

Pinson Valley’s LiAllen Dailey should sign with Kentucky while Jackie Matthews is headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast CC. Defensive tackle Desmond Scott is committed to Kennesaw State.

Clay-Chalkville linebacker Derek Bean is committed to Arkansas State, as is defensive back Jaylin Mack. Wide receiver Rod McCloud is heading to Itawamba CC. Offensive lineman Damon Moore is committed to Delta State. Linebacker D’Markes Davis is heading to Lindsey Wilson in Kentucky. That’s also a possibility for running back Quentin Young, but he has other options. JaMarlin Sewell, a defensive back, also has a LW offer.

Meanwhile, rising senior D.J. Dale holds Alabama and Auburn offers, along with several others from SEC schools. His big day will come next year, though.

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