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Catawba announces nine commitments on Signing Day

Catawba’s football  program received nine commitments on Wednesday.

The most recognizable name is quarterback Ken Avent III, the son of former Catawba QB Ken Avent, who was a fine quarterback for the Indians in the early 1990s and is now the coach at Warsaw’s James Kenan High, a 1A powerhouse.

Avent III (6-1, 180) was a late addition to the Shrine Bowl roster.

Catawba landed another quarterback in Richmond County’s Leon Ziegler (6-1, 180), an excellent  athlete who is currently starring for his school’s basketball team. He led Richmond to a 9-4 football season.

Catawba has a veteran linebacking corps, and the Indians will eventually need replacements for stars such as Kyle Kitchens.

Catawba signed linebackers Adam Rowsom (5-11, 195) and Alan Alford (6-1, 205). Rowsom, a three-year varsity starter at Lugoff-Elgin High in S.C., has exceptional speed. Alford, who had 8.5 sacks and 118 tackles, comes from perennial S.C. powerhouse Rock Hill Northwestern and has played for state-championship squads.

Catawba signed a tight end — 6-foot-2, 230-pound Zack Waters, from Sugar Hill High in Buford, Ga. Waters played both ways in high school, at fullback and defensive end. He’s played on state-championship teams.

The Indians got signatures from two defensive linemen on Wednesday. Cameron Miller (6-1, 275) comes from South Iredell, while Robert Chery (6-3, 215), who is listed as a  defensive lineman/tight end is from Fairbun, Ga.

Catawba has gotten some of its best players in recent years from Georgia and has high hopes for all-region ballhawk Caleb Allen (5-9, 150), a cornerback from Covington, and T.J. Lowe (5-9, 180), a cornerback from Georgia Military College.

 

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