Area Football Players Sign Division One Scholarships

News 12 @ 6 Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008
Augusta, Ga--Red and black the colors of the day for the most part, the biggest signing in all senses of the word from Jefferson County with AJ Harmon signing to play for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs. Harmon originally said Clemson, but had a change of heart and picked Georgia.

"it was real difficult" said AJ harmon "I thought I was going to Clemson and that's where my heart was at first. But I kept praying about it, kept praying about it and god gave me a change of heart."

Another new Bulldog comes from Westside and standout Sanders Commings. Despite a stress fracture that kept him out a good portion of the year, Commings is now a Bulldog.

"I just can't believe it, I never saw myself signing a scholarship anywhere really, especially nowhere this big." said Westside's Sanders Commings.

The Bulldogs also add Cornelius Washington of Burke County. The big defensive end was an early committ and always knew where he wanted to go.

"It took no pressure at all." said Cornelius Washington "I pretty much knew where I wanted to go so once I got the offer, I ran with it."

On the other side of the Savannah, Aramis Hillary of Strom Thurmond's choice was pretty easy as well. Hillary is now a Gamecock with South Carolina.

"Pretty much since i was little, I use to hear all the stories my dad use to tell me about my uncle played at Williams-Brice (stadium)" said Aramis Hillary. "It's just a blessing and that's where I always wanted to be and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

Last, but certainly not least, North Augusta's Marcus Thurmond. The Yellow Jacket wide receiver is division one Middle Tennessee State bound.

"They showed me a lot of love." said Marcus Thurmond "When I went down there, I had a lot of fun talking to all the coaches and met the players. It just felt like home there and I just decided to go there."

Check out our website for all the signings from Wednesday.


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