Friday, February 4, 2011

Twin Counties football signees


Alkeem Thomas
LB, 5-11, 200

A two-time Wilson Times All-Area and All-Big East 3-A Conference, including first team honors as a senior ... Recorded 98 stops and an interception with seven TFL and two sacks ... As a junior, tallied 132 tackles with 10 TFL and three sacks ... Placed fifth in the 2010 state 110 hurdles while winning the both the regional and conference 110 and 300-meter hurdles titles ... Also played basketball ... Coached by Brian Foster.

Aaron McFarland
DE, 6-1, 215

Selected to play in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... A two-time, first team All-Big East 3-A Conference pick, once at tight end and once at defensive end ... As a senior, recorded 63 tackles, including 25 for losses and seven sacks, with three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries ... As a junior, named all-area as his blocking helped the Firebirds rush for 4,200 yards ... As a wrestler, earned all-conference and all-area, placing second in his conference in the 285-pound weight class, weighing just 205 pounds.


Trendell Lynch
RB, 5-9, 180

Amassed 698 yards and 12 touchdowns on 125 carries his senior season ... He earned all-area and all-conference acclaim, was regarded the Firebirds' top blocker and tabbed a team captain.



Rashad Hedgepeth
RB, 5-9, 180

Helped lead the Knights to a 10-4 record, a share of the Big East Conference title and Northern's first playoff berth in five seasons .. led Northern Nash in rushing with Hedgepeth rushed for a team-high 1,493 yards on 183 carries and scored 17 touchdowns... All-Conference selection.


Mitchell Wells
TE, 6-4, 230

Caught eight receptions for 134 yards (16.8 yards per catch) for the Knights this past season ... helped an offensive line that picked up over 3,000 yards rushing



Ronzell Telfair
Offensive Line, 6-4, 295

Helped lead Vikings to a perfect 16-0 record and their second-straight 2A state championship as a prep senior … Earned all-conference laurels after anchoring an offensive line that paved the way for a team that averaged 40 points per game … Led team in both pancake blocks and grade … Part of a Tarboro squad that compiled a 31-1 record during his final two prep seasons

Kendall Jacobs
Defensive Back, 5-10, 175

Helped lead Vikings to a perfect 16-0 record and the 2A state championship as a prep senior … Earned first team all-conference laurels after registering 61 tackles (42 solo) and eight interceptions … Averaged better than 20 yards per punt return on special teams … Integral part of defense that surrendered just eight points a game during his senior season.