Signing Day quiet this year

Published 7:25 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2010

National Signing Day came and went rather uneventfully in Chilton County, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be local football players suiting up for college programs in the fall.

Wednesday was the first day high school football players could sign letters of intent or scholarship papers to play college football. No county players participated in the festivities, which are circus-like at some schools.

Some college programs wait to see who signs on Signing Day before offering roster spots to other players on their wish list.

And some players simply wait to make their decision—seemingly the case with many local players.

Isabella has three players contemplating their future.

Blake Lawley, who has played linebacker, fullback and offensive line, could choose between Huntingdon and South Alabama.

Lineman Hunter Mims will likely play at Huntingdon, Isabella coach Lanny Jones said, and running back/defensive lineman Willie Stacy has had talks with The Apprentice School in Newport News, Va.

“A lot of these others, they’re just waiting to see what happens [on Signing Day] and then who they might offer,” Jones said.

Chilton County quarterback Taylor Hughes has visited Huntingdon and will also take a trip to Birmingham-Southern, CCHS coach Brian Carter said.

Jemison lineman Justin Nemec is also interested in BSC and Huntingdon, his coach, Brad Abbott, said. Nemec has also been in contact with Faulkner.

Maplesville’s Brian Bailey probably would have received interest from college programs but a knee injury caused Bailey, to miss his entire senior season.

Maplesville coach Brent Hubbert said Bailey could pursue a basketball career.

At Verbena, lineman Jason Ray could be looking to attend Concordia or Huntingdon.