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Selma High produces 10 football signees

Nine Selma High football players landed scholarships Wednesday on National Signing Day.

Offensive lineman Derrick Hatcher, running back Amarian Molette, defensive back Gabe Wade, defensive lineman Jacorey Brown and linebacker Javioun Butler all signed with Faulkner University.

Linebacker Devioum Cunningham, running back Tre’Derin Phillips and receiver Nick Parnell all signed with Christian Community College, a junior college in Atlanta.

Linebacker Jeremy Sturdivant signed with Miles College.

The traditional signing day took place in the Selma High Gymnasium.

“It means a lot, I’ve always wanted to play college football,” Mollett said. “I also wanted to play in the NFL. I want to make my family proud of me.”

“I’ve been working real hard for this and it’s almost here,” Wade said.

Offensive tackle Jeremiah Wright was the first Selma High player to sign, bringing the total to 10. He signed with Auburn University during the Early Signing Period on Dec. 18.

Selma High football coach Willie Gandy said he’s proud of the 10 players having opportunities to play college football.

Gandy guided the Saints to a 6-5 record, a 6A state playoff berth and named The Selma Times-Journal football coach of the year.

“It’s a awesome feeling to give 10 guys a opportunity to play college football,” Gandy said. “This is one of the goals I set when I came to Selma: molding the players into men. It’s a great feeling to know that I’ve started something.”