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Dutchtown players confirm last-minute deals
by Maurice Dixon
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Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>From left, Dutchtown senior football players Jordan Anderson, Nicholus Long and Je’Keri Lambert.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
From left, Dutchtown senior football players Jordan Anderson, Nicholus Long and Je’Keri Lambert.
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Dutchtown senior football players Nicholus Long, Je’Keri Lambert and Jordan Anderson were all glad to get their immediate football futures settled on May 21. But they knew they couldn’t celebrate too long because practice at a different level is not that far away.

Long, a 6-foot-6 defensive end, signed with Georgia State and Lambert, who plays defensive back, signed with Campbellsville University.

“For the three weeks that I have, I’m going to run and train as hard as I can so I can be ready for summer practice and not slow my team down,” said Long, who will begin officially practicing June 7.

“I’m currently training with i-DareU in downtown Atlanta,” Lambert said. “I will train with them until July 28. They are really the main reason I have this scholarship. They put my name out there.”

Originally planning to attend West Georgia Technical College, Anderson, who plays center, will put on the pads at Middle Georgia State College.

“I definitely need to start my workout plan and hit the weight room,” said Anderson, who had been doing similar drills with his current teammates. “I have to prepare myself because the practices will be hard and rigorous. I need to be up to par and prepare for those.”

While all three players were happy to seal this deal, it may have been a little more special to Anderson since he was scheduled to have this done on National Signing Day until West Georgia Tech shut down its football program.

“It was really hard because I had already told some other schools that I was going there,” Anderson said. “It cut some ties but Middle Georgia just came out of nowhere and it was like a saving grace. When they told me they wanted to offer me a scholarship I was extremely excited.”

Anderson will major in communications, while Long pursues a degree in biology. Lambert will major in physical therapy and minor in music.

“Getting an opportunity to play on the next level is a dream come true,” Lambert said.

“I’m happy and lucky to be going there,” Long said.

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