Two Wildcats sign to play college football

by | May 14, 2020 | Articles, Hobbton, News & Features

At a signing ceremony, Grayson Rogers was seated with his family. From left are brother Brandon, dad Robbie and mom Dean. Standing are baseball coach Jason Fussell, football coach Joe Salas and principal Michael Warren.

Grayson Rogers and Dacorris Morrison, who led Hobbton to an 8-5 record as seniors in 2019, have signed to play college football.

Rogers is heading to Charleston Southern while Morrison will be going to St. Augustine’s in Raleigh.

Rogers played both ways at Hobbton but projects as a defensive back for the Buccaneers. As a quarterback for the Wildcats, Rogers completed 187 of 268 passes last season for 2,034 yards and 16 touchdowns. He ran 207 times for 1,550 yards with 27 TDs.

Morrison had 258 carries for 1,525 yards with 13 scores.

“I chose Charleston Southern because it was the best fit for me,” Rogers said. “It had what I wanted to go to school for, and allowed me to play the sport I love. I am looking forward to seeing what the next level holds.”

Rogers also played baseball for the Wildcats.

“Grayson was our superman, or game changer,” said Hobbton football coach Joe Salas. “We are going to miss him, but he will do great at Charleston Southern.”

Hobbton baseball coach Jason Fussell commented, “Grayson displayed the quiet confidence that all great ballplayers and leaders possess. We look forward to hearing from him as he continues his football journey.”

Charleston Southern, which is located in Charleston, S.C., competes in the Big South Conference, which includes Campbell. St. Augustine’s is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

“He is a great person,” said Salas of Morrison. “I am super proud of him. He is a hard worker, a great leader and we are looking forward to great things from him.”

Morrison expressed appreciation for his natural ability.

“I want to thank God for my talent,” Morrison said. “I want to thank my mom for motivating me and pushing me. Also my coaches, family and friends and my preacher. I just want to say thank you and I love you all.”

From left are Terence Wallace (stepdad), Dacorris Morrison and Shonda Wallace (mother) on Wednesday. Standing are athletic director Jason Fussell, receivers/running backs coach Dee Williams and coach Joe Salas.

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