Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Olympic High captains get scholarships to G-W

Here’s an interesting twist; Olympic’s three senior football captains have all committed to Gardner-Webb. The trio—QB Lucas Beatty, LB Sean Hubbard and OG Tyler Hough-Jenkins—will now get to play together for four or five more seasons.

Beatty, according to Olympic coach Barry Shuford, chose between GW and Wingate. Hubbard was offered by Duke and Lenoir-Rhyne in addition to GW. Hough-Jenkins also had offers from The Citadel, Presbyterian, Lenoir-Rhyne and Norfolk St.

Beatty had an impressive senior season, completing 109 of 158 passes for 1,733 yards and 25 TDs, with just five interceptions. Hubbard led the Trojans with 114 tackles, and forced five fumbles, recovering three. He also had three sacks and six passes broken up.

*Another Olympic standout, DB Denzel Hooks (102 tackles, four interceptions), committed to Chowan. And K/P Tyler McMahan will choose between Mississippi St. and Jackson St., according to Shuford.

--Stan Olson


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Anonymous said...

How do you turn down Duke for Gardner-Webb. I understand you might get to play more at GW, but assuming he isn't NFL bound, and most GW and Duke players aren't, you're turning down a chance to really position yourself well in the future. Duke must have been a really poor fit for him.

Anonymous said...

Duke, GW, and L-R are competing for the same recruit. I am not sure about that one. A degree from Duke and the chance to play D-1. Are you guys sure the coach didn't say DUke College?

The Reid said...

I'm a Carolina fan and as much as I despise all things Dook, I would tell the kid to go there over Gardner Webb and Lenoir Rhyne. But I can still see why he wanted to go to Gardner Webb. He obviously wanted more possible playing time and to stay with his teammates and for that I really can't fault him.

DaleRoss said...

Yes Hubbard was offered by Duke. Jenkins narrowed his choices down to Furman and GW. Not sure why Furman was not mentioned in the article.

FYI, GW is D1.

A poor fit? Maybe GW was a better fit? Why fault a kid for going to school where he wanted to go and not where you thought he should go?