Local football stars staying close to home

Local football stars staying close to home


Local football stars staying close to home


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the wake of National Signing Day, it’s easy to look around the Charlotte area and see a plethora of football stars moving to the next level. What’s even more noticeable is the amount of talent staying inside North Carolina to continue their football careers. The young UNC-Charlotte program picked up commitments from several local players, while a handful of players are taking their talent to the triangle, signing with Duke, UNC, or NC State. Some star players chose schools in South Carolina, with Clemson and South Carolina State picking up several players in the Charlotte area. Check out a list of local players staying close to home for their college careers.

Campbell University

Jaquan Brooks, South Point

Deontae Henderson, Providence Day

Brian McLeod, Ardrey Kell

Catawba College

Qua Harris, Mooresville

Ian Keesee, AL Brown

Tyler McHargue, West Iredell

Clemson University

Mark Fields, II, Hough

Tanner Muse, South Point

Davidson College

Aaron Braswell, Piedmont

Chris Trevisan, Weddington

Duke University

Twazanga Mugala, Ardrey Kell

Austin Parker, Mount Pleasant

Elon University

Trevor Darby, Davidson Day

Corey Joyner, Lake Norman

Matt Kowalewski, Charlotte Catholic

Gardner-Webb University

Hunter Colonna, Marvin Ridge

Victory Harris, West Meck

Kyle Horton, Mallard Creek

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Omar Baker, Vance

Desmond Logan, North Mecklenburg

Shamar Williams, South Mecklenburg

Mars Hill University

Yusef Baskin, Mallard Creek

Avery Brumlow, Hough

Terry Harrell, West Meck

Pierre Lockwood, Independence

Chris Magnum, Independence

Christian Robinson, Vance

Zach Wardlow, Mooresville

NC State University

Vernon Grier, Mallard Creek

Tyler Griffiths, Sun Valley

Emmanuel Olenga, Olympic

Phillip Walton, Charlotte Christian

University of North Carolina

Corey Bell, Jr., Hough

Carl Tucker, Vance

Mason Veal, Ardrey Kell

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Alex Barrow, Butler

Michael Holmes, Victory Christian

Nafees Lyon, Mallard Creek

Nate Mullen, Hickory Ridge

Akease Rankin, Mooresville

Randy Suydam, Mallard Creek

North Carolina Central

Naiil Ramadan, Rocky River

North Carolina-Pembroke

Daniel Butler, Hopewell

Tajai Liles, Hopewell

Tyler Thomas, Concord

South Carolina State University

Bishop Ford, Hough

Bonte Freeman, Ardrey Kell

Jalen Cousar, Butler

Kanyon Tuttle, Charlotte Latin

Devion Williams, South Pointe-Rock Hill

Caleb York, Providence

Christian Young, Hough

Wake Forest University

Amari Henderson, Mallard Creek

Rocky Reid, Concord

Western Carolina University

Jay Gibbs, Butler

Ryan Matson, Cox Mill

Travon Ricketts, Mallard Creek

Jacob Robinson, Davidson Day

Anthony Sherrill, Hough

Wingate University

Kenneth Davis, Sun Valley

Javon Hopkins, Ardrey Kell

BJ Muckelvene, Cuthbertson

Winston-Salem State University

Jarell Bright, Mallard Creek

Jerome Brown, Mallard Creek

Tierre Clyburn, Vance

Jeremiah Dorsey, Olympic

Marquise Gaddy, Mallard Creek

Denzal Gilmore, Concord

Kevin Manley, Mallard Creek

Daveon Perry, AL Brown

Trinity Roberts, Vance

Will Walton, Independence

Wofford College

Buddy Anderson, York

Nick Karas, Cuthbertson


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