Four area football players set to sign Wednesday

Published 9:15 pm Monday, February 1, 2016

Four players from three area schools will announce Wednesday where they intend to play college football next season.

Selma linebackers Aderick Moore and Herschell Brown, Southside quarterback Khamari Gibbs and Morgan Academy linebacker/fullback JR Wood will all hold signing day ceremonies at their respective school libraries Wednesday on National Signing Day.

Moore and Brown hold their signing day ceremony at 9 a.m. at Selma, Gibbs will sign to play college football at 11 a.m. at Southside and Wood will have his signing day celebration at 1 p.m. at Morgan.

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Moore has made a verbal commitment to play at Tennessee Tech, Gibbs decided to play at Alabama State and Wood will sign to become a preferred walk-on at Troy.

While there isn’t much suspense to where a majority of local players will end up Wednesday, one player who plans to make his announcement on signing day was still in the process of making a final decision when the week began.

“Herschell Brown still hasn’t made his mind up as of this morning,” said Selma head coach Leroy Miles on Monday.

Miles said Brown has offers from colleges in Missouri and Florida, among others. He has also been asked to be a preferred walk-on at Samford and Troy.

Miles said Brown is in the process of deciding whether he wants to play out of state or stay closer to home.

Gibbs received offers from multiple schools in Alabama, including South Alabama and West Alabama, but recently decided to attend Alabama State.

“Alabama State said he could have a good chance to compete for the starting job, not this upcoming season, but the following season,” said Southside head coach Daniel Flowers.

In addition to the four players announcing on signing day, two other area football players plan to sign to play at the next level.

Keith offensive tackle Morris Collins has offers from Central State University in Ohio and Fort Valley State in Georgia.

Keith head coach Harry Crum said he does not know whether Collins will make his decision this week or at a later date.

Dallas County High School defensive back and kick returner Anthony Oliver is the lone Hornets player who plans to sign to play football at the next level, but he does not plan to announce on signing day.

Dallas County head coach Marty Smith said Oliver is fielding offers from multiple Division III schools and will announce his final decision at a later date.

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