Northwestern and South Pointe each held ceremonies on Wednesday morning to announce the signing of six standout athletes to play at the college level.
At Northwestern, athletic director Lauren West introduced two Trojan soccer players and one football player as they signed their letters of intent in the gymnasium.
Chris Bouyer signed to play football with East Tennessee State. Bouyer, who will major in civil engineering, was a three year starter in the defensive line for Northwestern.
“It felt like family, and it is a perfect fit for me,” said Bouyer. “The campus is beautiful, and they have a very good engineering program.”
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Bouyer also liked the athletic facilities as well as the coaching staff.
“They told me from the beginning that if I worked hard I would have a chance to start as a freshman,” said Bouyer. “I really liked the coaches there.”
Bailey Woolley signed a soccer scholarship with Presbyterian College. Woolley is a four year starter for Northwestern at the attacking center position. He plans to major in psychology at Presbyterian.
“The location is great because it is close to home,” said Woolley. “The campus is beautiful, and I like the atmosphere there.”
Woolley likes the soccer program, and feels like he can fit right in.
“The soccer program is on the rise,” said Woolley. “The coaches told me I would use my freshman year to adapt, and that I would be ready after that.”
Caleb Moore signed a soccer scholarship to play at Appalachian State. Moore is a two year starter for Northwestern at the wing and attacking midfielder spots. He wants to major in environmental science.
“They had my major, and I look forward to the academic challenge,” said Moore. “It is a nice campus, and I like the fact that I will be person and not a number.”
Moore likes the soccer program, and is looking forward to the possibility of playing very quickly.
“The coaches told it was up to me,” said Moore. “I know that if I work hard, I will have a good chance to start as a freshman.”
Three Stallions to play college football
At South Pointe, athletic director Mike Drummond introduced a trio of Stallion football players, who inked scholarships in the school’s media center.
Devion Williams signed to play college football with South Carolina State. Williams was a three year starter for the Stallions at defensive back. He plans to major in business.
“The campus feels like home,” said Williams. “I also like it because they have a very good business school.”
Williams, who had 12 career interceptions for the Stallions, feels like he can get a great opportunity to play there.
“I like the coaching staff, and they made me feel at home,” said Williams. “They told me I have a good opportunity to play my first year.”
DeShawn Davis will play at Tusculum College. Davis was a three year starter at wide receiver. He plans to major in sports medicine.
“I like the academic structure, and the campus,” said Davis. “The people there make it seem like family.”
Davis, who caught 85 passes, sees the chance to get to play early in his career.
“I really like the coaches,” said Davis. “They made me feel very welcome, and told me if I worked hard I could play as a freshman.”
Brandon Fisher also signed to play at Tusculum. Fisher was a three year starter on the defensive line. He wants to major in sports management.
“It is a great environment there,” said Fisher. “I really like the academic program they have in my major.”
Fisher, who had 203 tackles and nine sacks in his career, also feels he has a great chance to play early.
“The coaches made me feel at home,” said Fisher. “They told me it was up to me. If I work hard enough, I could see a lot of playing time as a freshman.”