Former Lewisville High School football standout Davion Wright is headed to Hampton to complete his college career.
The 6-foot, 330-pound Wright spent the past two years at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., where he was chosen All-Northern California Conference this season for the 2-8 Golden Eagles.
Wright, who played center and guard, is considered the best offensive lineman to ever play for the Golden Eagles. He was a team captain and started all 10 games for coach Rob Cushman's team.
He had contact from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tennessee State, Fayetteville State and Wagner before deciding on Hampton's Pirates, members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
• ALABAMA: Crimson Tide sophomore center Talisha Chandler, an ex-Clover stalwart, is ranked fourth in the SEC in rebounding.
The 6-2 Chandler is averaging 9.8 rebounds a game for Alabama, which is 4-7 and entertain Hampton at 6 p.m. today.
Chandler has collected 108 rebounds in 11 games, averaging 3.36 offensive rebounds and 6.45 defensive rebounds a game. She is third on the team in scoring with 7.3 points per game.
• FRANCIS MARION: Patriots baseball coach Art Inabinet has added four prospects for his 2009 team.
Inabinet, a former Winthrop player and coach, has signed infielder Barrett Kleinknecht of Florence, right-handed pitcher Brad Rollison of Simpsonville, catcher Jacob Wallace of Moore and catcher Frankie Torres of Charlotte to grants-in-aid.
Kleinknecht (Florence-Darlington Technical), Rollison (Spartanburg Methodist) and Wallace (Spartanburg) are transfers while Torres is at Olympic High School. Wallace is the son of Spartanburg Methodist coach Tim Wallace, a Lancaster native.
• GEORGIA TECH: Yellow Jackets senior center Ra'Sean Dickey, a Clio native, will redshirt the 2007-08 basketball season.
The 6-10, 250-pound Dickey, who played at Marlboro County, missed the first eight games of his year because of academic ineligibility. He has also had bouts with acute tendonitis in a knee and has missed considerable practice time.
In three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Dickey has averaged 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds a game.
• MICHIGAN: Wolverines officials tried their best to lure UM graduate Les Miles of LSU back to Ann Arbor to become football coach, replacing the retired Lloyd Carr.
The chat from Wolverine backers became, "We want a new Carr with Les Miles."
Then Rich Rodriguez, a former Clemson assistant, was swayed to leave West Virginia to become the Wolverines' new coach.
So the new chat could be, "We got Rich without Les."
• SOUTH CAROLINA: Several former Gamecock baseball players will have new professional organizations for 2008.
Pitcher Lee Gronkiewicz, a Lancaster native, and shortstop Adam Everett have signed free agent contracts. Gronkiewicz, who was in the Toronto organization, signed with Boston. And Everett, a member of the Houston Astros last year, landed with Minnesota.
Pitcher Billy Buckner was traded from Kansas City to Arizona for infielder Alberto Callaspo.
• WINSTON-SALEM STATE: Freshman guard Toya Mobley has seen action in all eight Lady Rams basketball games so far this season for coach Dee Stokes, a former Winthrop assistant.
The 5-11 Mobley, who played at York Comprehensive, has started four games and is averaging 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 20.9 minutes of action each contest.
Mobley led York to a 14-6 record her senior season, earning several academic honors.
The Lady Rams are 0-8 and visit Wake Forest at 7 p.m. Friday.