Four Jackets sign to play college football

Four of Union's brightest football stars made it official this morning, signing to play college ball.

Rashaad Jackson (DT, 6-2, 275) signed with Clemson. Part of the deal was Jackson playing at a junior college for two years.

Justin Knox (QB, 6-1, 185) signed with The Citadel.

Kendrick Lyles (DB, 5-10) signed with The Citadel.

Marcus Glenn (DB, 5-10, 170) signed with Catawba.

Bryon Bishop (OL, 6-4, 290) didn't sign after offers from Clemson and South Carolina fell through over the weekend.

DeRail Sims (RB, 5-10, 201) and C.J. Lott (WR, 6-2, 175) have verbally committed to Lenoir-Rhyne, but have yet to sign. Other area players have shots at playing for smaller schools, but will make their decisions at a later date.

Here's a look at these athletes senior seasons, which went a long way to them securing offers.

Jackson led Union's defense with 134 tackles and 12 sacks, played in the Shrine Bowl and was named to the AP All-State team.

Bishop consistently graded high on the offensive line, after being moved from the defensive line early in the year.

Knox passed for 1,907 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns. He played in the North-South game and was a Mr. Football finalist.

Lyles had 83 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions. On offense, he caught 10 passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns. He had a ton of return yards. Lyles played in the Shrine Bowl.

Sims rushed for 387 yards and three touchdowns.

Lott caught 42 passes for 661 yards and five touchdowns.

Glenn had 30 plus tackles.

 

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