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Tucker Signing Day: 2014
by Maurice Dixon
February 11, 2014 11:01 AM | 2965 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>From left, Tucker seniors Elisha Shaw and Dominick Sanders will play at Alabama and Georgia, respectively, next year.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Tucker seniors Elisha Shaw and Dominick Sanders will play at Alabama and Georgia, respectively, next year.
In the auditorium at Tucker High last Wednesday, National Signing Day was once again a memorable moment for a group of football players.

Football coach Bryan Lamar introduced 16 individuals, who will suit up for their new team this fall.

Dominick Sanders and Detric Bing-Dukes both highlighted this list by signing letters of intent to Georgia.

“Me and Detric grew up together, played park ball together and the Georgia thing has always been a dream for us,” Sanders said. “We both got a scholarship, thanks to Mark Richt and his staff. We really appreciate everything and are happy about it.”

“The best thing about going to Georgia is having my friends and family able to come watch me play,” Dukes said.

Elisha Shaw, Kirk Tucker and Justin Hughes did likewise by confirming their decisions to attend Alabama, Oklahoma State and Kansas State, respectively.

“I love Alabama and everything about it,” said Shaw, who didn’t play this season due to a neck injury. “I’m looking into being full healthy and I’m working hard towards it.”

“You see how everyone here now is hugging up on one another, that is how I felt when I was at Oklahoma State,” Tucker said. “I like how family oriented the coaching staff was.

The players out there reminded me of my boys here.”

The other Tigers who signed football scholarships were: Joseph Farrar (Furman), Davanta Reynolds (North Carolina Central), Devin Towns (Wingate), Deandre Bailey (Arizona Western), Malik Campbell (Campbellsville), Ramel Hambrick-Crawford (Charleston Southern), Jamal Paxton (Campbellsville), Jalen Pearson (Miles College), Joseph Proby (Garden City), Stephen Reynolds (Savannah State) and Demetrius Smith (Campbellsville).

“Everybody put in the work and we did everything we could do,” Sanders said. “Good things happen for a reason.”

“I’m proud of all of my boys,” Tucker said. “Everybody came a long way. Some players didn’t get as much playing time but when they got in they did their best. They got some film and I’m proud that they got accepted somewhere.”

Tucker was second in DeKalb County in signings behind Stephenson, which had 23 players confirm their decisions on Signing Day.

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