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Gridiron Gamecocks to play college ball
The year’s senior Gamecock class has been impressive on the football field throughout their days at Screven County High School.
Wednesday headed verify that.
In the SCHS auditorium, three student-athletes joined Tyquan Johnson, who signed with South Carolina in December, as the newest Gamecocks to ink letters of intent.
CJ Wright signed with Georgia Southern University. Kashawn Robinson signed with Dodge City and Kendrick Cox actually signed with two colleges -- Georgia Military College and Limestone.
Cox will decide which school he will attend when it gets closer to the first day of college classes.
“All of our guys signing have left an unbelievable mark on our program the last four years,” said SCHS head football coach Ron Duncan. “This group of seniors has really helped put this program on the map. They have won more games than any other program in the entire CSRA and all but a few AA programs in the state.”
SCHS is the two-time defending region champs and have advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in back-to-back years.
“Kashawn truly had a remarkable senior year and his accolades prove that,” Duncan said. “Region Player of the Year, CSRA Defensive Player of the Year and GACA Defensive Player of the Year to go along with all of his All-State honors. He only knew one speed and that was wide open. He led by example on the field and will be impossible to replace.
“Kendrick Cox has done nothing but make big play after big play since he moved into the starting spot a couple of years ago,” Duncan said.
“CJ Wright has really been the face of this program for years,” Duncan said. “Georgia Southern is getting a great player and an even better person. They truly are getting a steal.”
Wright, now a 300-pounder, is expected to use his strength on the inside of the defensive line at Georgia Southern. He bench presses more than 500 pounds.
Also an offensive standout for the Gamecocks with 3,000 yards rushing, Wright said he now is concentrating on finishing his SCHS senior year strong in the classroom.
“I want A’s and B’s on my grades,” he said. “I plan to keep going at it hard in the classroom.”
Despite having other schools show plenty of interest in his talents, including Georgia Tech in the last few weeks, Wright stayed with his commitment he made to the Eagles before the start of the 2017 football season.
“They have supported me in everything. It is an honor for me to be with them,” Wright said. “I just knew I was going to be there. They have treated me like family. I was going there regardless.”
Robinson, who led the Gamecocks in tackles from his linebacker spot, had an outstanding senior year on the gridiron.
Now he looks to head to Kansas for Dodge City and within two years move on from the junior college to a four-year institution.
“I have been to Kansas before and I have been searching for a school that’s right for me,” Robinson said. “Dodge City is a school that is No. 1 in producing linebackers at the JUCO level. I feel great about this.”
Robinson said he works hard on the football field and tries to be a role model for the ninth graders in the program.
“I have loved playing with my teammates all these years since middle school,” Robinson said.
Cox, who like the other three on stage Wednesday played in the Border Bowl in January. Cox’s play really stood out on day with a lot of quality talent. He finished with a dozen tackles from his defensive end position.
Cox said he likes both GMC and Limestone, which is located in Gaffney, S.C.
He said Limestone is “amazing” and GMC would help him become more disciplined.
Johnson signed early with USC before he said he was ready.
“I felt like I was family there,” said the standout wide receiver. “They say I can play my first year if I work hard. That’s what I am going to do.
“These teammates of mine -- we cheer each other up and support each other.”