Football players receive numerous offers

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Football players receive numerous offers

Roswell's football team is in great anticipation over college offers. Credit: Kennedy Walls

Roswell's football team is in great anticipation over college offers. Credit: Kennedy Walls

Roswell's football team is in great anticipation over college offers. Credit: Kennedy Walls

Roswell's football team is in great anticipation over college offers. Credit: Kennedy Walls

Kennedy Walls

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Football season has come to an end. Throughout the season, some athletes have gotten a couple of scholarships and maybe even committed to a school. This is a very exciting time, especially for juniors and seniors. Getting offers from schools is an emotional time because you have the chance to play in the NCAA, whether it be Sec Pac 12, Big Ten, AAC and more. Some of our players, such as Tyron Hopper and Sam Antona from the class of 2019 are experiencing this.

To begin, Hopper has over 25 offers and has proudly committed to the University of Florida. He will start his journey there in 2020.

As I talked with him about his scholarship, I asked why he committed to Florida. “It was the perfect fit for me because there were new coaches and staff and it was just a new outcome for my recruiting class,” said Hopper.

I then asked what it was like to commit to a Division I school. “It’s was a blessing and the hard work paid off,” responded Hopper. This is a big factor in football because you must have a set plan after high school.

As for Sam Antona, who is a strong/free safety in football, I asked him which schools he had in mind to attend. “Mercer, Southern Illinois and Columbia,” said Sam.

Furthermore, in our interview, I asked him what it was like to know that colleges are watching him during games.

“Outside of the game, it’s stressful because you want to do well, but inside I don’t really think about it,” replied Sam.

Later, I sat down with two members of the Class of 2020, DeNeiko Slaughter and Trey Zimmerman to talk about their first offer. Trey got his first offer in 2017.

“I was offered by Cincinnati and was pulled out of class, it was super exciting but scary, and then I got thirteen more offers after that,” said Zimmerman.

“[I was] excited to see an offer, and I like that Liberty sees a future for me and I hope to get more,” Slaughter said.

“I hope more will get offers,” said Coach Kemper. From how well the season was this year and the potential the players have, hopefully there are more offers on the way.