From staff reports
CLAY – Recently graduated Clay-Chalkville defensive lineman Quatavius Barber may go an unusual path to college football for Alabama high school grads.
Barber is exploring the possibility of enrolling at a prep school.
Barber’s test scores fell short of getting him a college football scholarship. Oftentimes, players in his situation will go the junior college route – but that does cost collegiate eligibility. A post-graduate year at a prep school does not, and it allows a player to play football and work on grades, test scores, study habits, all those things that can get you a scholarship.
He’s eyeing Alabama Prep Birmingham, a start-up prep school which will begin play this fall. The head coach, and the school’s director, is former Restoration Academy coach Dewayne Coker. The team, nicknamed the Panthers, will play in the East Atlantic Conference. The first game is at Palmetto Prep in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 28.
Edwards signs with Wallace-Selma
Clay-Chalkville right-handed pitcher Dayne Edwards has signed to continue his baseball career at Wallace Community College Selma.
Omar, Johnson get first DI offers
Clay-Chalkville point guard Raven Omar added a Division I offer to the DII one she received from North Alabama when Samford offered her a scholarship recently. She may have garnered more attention this week when she helped the Alabama Heat Elite AAU team to a championship in its bracket in the Basketball on the Bayou tourney in New Orleans. Teammate Alex Johnson also added an offer from DI Alabama A&M to go with an earlier offer from North Alabama.