TUSCALOOSA LOCALS SIGN TO DIVISION I PROGRAMS

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By WVUA 23 Web Writer Robert Nealon

On Wednesday, student-athletes from across the country made their decisions on where they will play at the next level.

Central High School in Tuscaloosa had two players sign with colleges.

Davares Jones-Brown, a linebacker for Central signed with the University of North Alabama. Standing 6-foot-1, 230 pounds as a junior he recorded 102 tackles. He recorded 119 tackles in his senior campaign.

Cameron Beal, an offensive guard signed with Jackson State in Mississippi. A four year starter for the Falcons standing 6-foot-3, 304 pounds, Beal played both sides of the line.

Head coach Dennis Conner said there was a lot of hard work put in by these young boys to have their special day.

“Of course you have to have a certain GPA, and you have to make a certain score on the ACT, and in the summer time we have them up here from, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. about five days a week,” said Connor. “It’s a lot of preparation on both sides; in the classroom and on the field. And the payoff is big.”

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