Wednesday, February 6, 2019 was national signing day for high school football players. Bullock County High School celebrated four seniors who decided to continue their education and playing career.
The four football players are Devonte Davis, Dahkwon Feagin, Cedrick Nichols and DeMarkis Austin.
Devonte Davis will be a Defensive Lineman at Jackson State University. It was Davis’ interception that sealed the victory against rival Booker T. Washington in double overtime.
Devonta Davis said, “I want to thank God for the trials and tribulations that made me a better person. I look forward to attending Jackson State University in Jackson, MS.”
Dahkwon Feagin will be an Offensive Lineman at Alabama State University. He will be a Preferred walk-on. Feagin scored twice this past season and had an interception. Dahkwon Feagin said, “I appreciate this great opportunity. Go Hornets!” Cedric Nichols will be a Running Back for Dakota College at Bottineau/Alabama State University. He is a Preferred walk-on.
Nichols rushed for over 1600 yards becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher. He was named second team all-state. Cedric Nichols said, “#4 live! I want to thank God for this opportunity. I thank all the coaches for not giving up on me.”
DeMarkis Austin will be a Defensive End at Jefferson Prep/Alabama State University. He will be a Preferred walk-on. Austin has tremendous speed and aggression. He is a natural defensive end and made several big plays in big games.
DeMarkis Austin said, “I thank God, my family, my granddad and aunts for pushing me to be better. I thank all my teachers and principal for encouraging me to make better grades.”
Bullock County Head High School Football Coach Willie Spears said, “These seniors along with Kentavious Pugh, Tra’darrius Long and Cedric Pontoo had more success their senior year than any group of seniors has ever had winning homecoming for the first time in over twenty years, beating rival Booker T. Washington and Barbour County in the same year, recording the biggest shutout in school history, winning three region games, and doing it with less than twenty players.”