ATHENS — Three Athens High football players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning.
In the ceremony which started at 9:12 a.m., Jordan Campbell, a 6-foot-1 tight end, signed with Jacksonville State, while Adam Harvey, a six-foot, 200-pound quarterback, signed with the University of North Alabama. Ernest Hendrix, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive line, signed with Harding.
“They’ve had some ups and downs in their career, all three of them have, and to be able to maintain the character and work ethic they have is a tribute to them and their families,” Athens coach Allen Creasy said. “I’m glad they’re going to be able to go on and play at the next level.”
Both Harvey and Campbell overcame injuries in their high school careers, while all three players persevered in the 2012 season, as the Golden Eagles finished 3-7.
Campbell, who competed as tight end for Athens, will likely play slot receiver at Jacksonville State and hopes to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
“I chose Jacksonville State because it felt like home to me when I went on my visit. The coaches are well informed in what they’re doing. I feel like they can get me where I need to be,” Campbell said.
Harvey, who played quarterback, has discussed working as punter or kicker with the Lions, while pursuing a degree in computer science. Harvey also said he was looking forward to playing under coach Bobby Wallace, who returned to UNA in January 2012.
Hendrix will join Harding as defensive tackle, and plans to major in biology.
“I’m definitely excited to get down there and get to work, and hopefully win a national championship down there,” he said.
Klaire Phillips and Grace Morgan also signed to play soccer at UAH.
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