Cumberland University got a two for one on Wednesday.
The Phoenix got their special teams covered for the future courtesy of Mt. Juliet high school.
Mt. Juliet kicker Robbie Brewington and punter Matt Pewitt both committed to Cumberland.
“It’s always exciting to see our student-athletes be able to fulfill their dream of playing at the next level as well as exceed the academic requirements that will ultimately allow them a successful career beyond college, but it is definitely unique to have two specialists commit in one day to the same university,” Mt. Juliet coach Trey Perry said.
Brewington and Pewitt were the only in state players to commit recently as four others also announced their college plans, their stories are below.
*UT- Martin picked up their second in state commitment for the Class of 2019 and fourth overall as First Assembly Christian strong safety Carson Evans committed to the Skyhawks.
Evans recorded 79 tackles including seven for a loss, a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and two caused fumbles last season and chose the Skyhawks over offers from Air Force, Navy and Bethel.
“I knew Carson was gonna be special when I saw him in junior high. He was tenacious then and still is. UT-Martin is getting a great player and leader, but most importantly a great kid,”FACS coach Joey Lowe said.
He joins Farragut running back Isaiah Gibbs as 2019 in state commitments for UT-Martin.
*Tennessee Tech gained an in state commitment from Watertown athlete Heath Price on Wednesday.
Price chose the Golden Eagles over offers from Morehead State and Shorter College.
“Heath is so deserving of the offers and Tennessee Tech is getting a well versatile athlete that has done so much for the Watertoen football program in his time here,” Watertown coach Gavin Webster said.
“Coach (Dewayne Alexander) and his staff at Tennessee Tech has done a good job of recruiting him and they will put him in the right places to be successful.”
Price accounted for 1,399 yards of total offense for Watertown in 2017 as he caught 50 passes for 846 yards and scored 10 touchdowns, he also added 445 yards and scored eight touchdowns at running back and also passed for 108 yards and two touchdowns while completing 11 of 18 passes while at quarterback.
He also was a playmaker at linebacker as he made 118 tackles including making 14 tackles for a loss.
*New Blackman wide receiver Micaleous Elder has become the first in state commitment for MTSU and third overall in the Class of 2019 for the Blue Raiders.
Elder transferred to Blackman in the off season but put up big numbers in his junior year at Cleveland as he caught 42 passes for 712 yards and caught 12 touchdowns.
*Pearl Cohn quarterback Xavier Shepherd has committed to Kennesaw State.
Shepherd (6-0, 200) chose Kennesaw State over offers from Appalachian State, Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Miami (OH) and Tulane.
He became the third Firebird to commit this offseason joining teammates Jayden Harrison (WR, Vanderbilt) and Elijah Simmons (DL, Tennessee).
As a junior, Shepherd passed for 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 511 yards and eight more touchdowns as the Firebirds finished 11-3 before losing to Covington in the Class 3A Semifinals.
The following 48 players have committed in the Class of 2019:
Mt. Juliet kicker Robbie Brewington (Cumberland), Mt. Juliet punter Matt Pewitt (Cumberland), FACS strong safety Carson Evans (UT-Martin), Watertown athlete Heath Price (Tennessee Tech), Blackman wide receiver Micaleous Elder (MTSU), Pearl Cohn quarterback Xavier Shepherd (Kennesaw State), MUS linebacker Dorian Hopkins (Tulsa), Greeneville quarterback Cade Ballard (Army), BGA running back Jaylen Frierson (ETSU), Lebanon defensive end Zion Logue (Georgia), Elizabethton offensive tackle Garrett Jennings (Western Kentucky), ECS kicker Chandler Caughron (Central Arkansas), defensive tackle Marlon Alexander (Gardner Webb), Farragut running back Isaiah Gibbs (UT-Martin), Pearl Cohn defensive tackle Elijah Simmons (Tennessee), CPA Linebacker Kane Patterson (Ohio State), Oakland defensive back Woodi Washington (Oklahoma), Independence wide receiver T.J. Sheffield (Notre Dame), Maplewood defensive back Travares Springer (Western Kentucky), CPA tight end Bryce McCormick (Furman), Lausanne running back Eric Gray (Michigan), Pearl Cohn wide receiver Jayden Harrison (Vanderbilt), Science Hill offensive tackle Blake Austin (Coastal Carolina), FRA athlete Lance Wilhoite (Oregon), Cordova offensive lineman Matthew Bedford (Indiana), BGA linebacker Chico Bennett (Georgia Tech), Whitehaven athlete Devin Boddie (Vanderbilt), Red Bank athlete Calvin Jackson (Wofford), Whitehaven athlete Keveon Mullins (South Carolina), Fulton linebacker Robquan Thomas (Austin Peay), Davidson Academy quarterback Stone Norton (Florida International), Christian Brothers defensive end Christian James (Vanderbilt), Germantown tight end Conner Richardson (Tulane), Dyersburg linebacker Chris Russell (Memphis), Karns athlete Thomas Harper (Oklahoma State), MBA linebacker Jackson Hannah (Nebraska), Oakland defensive end Joseph Anderson (South Carolina), Davidson Academy running back Da’Joun Hewitt (Purdue), Davidson Academy defensive end Ani Izuchukwu (Mississippi State), Greeneville wide receiver Dorien Goddard (Virginia), Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper (Memphis), Greeneville tight end Cameron Hite (Wake Forest), Christian Brothers defensive end Bill Norton (Georgia), MUS defensive back Maurice Hampton (LSU), MBA offensive lineman Jackson Lampley (Tennessee), Kirby quarterback Jaden Johnson (Louisville), Independence quarterback Nathan Cisco (Idaho) and Friendship Christian defensive tackle Luke Smith (Appalachian State).
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