Wednesday was National Signing Day for the Class of 2017. The Admirals saw four of their own commit to play at four different institutions.
WR/DB Jack DeVault signed to play at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. Jack chose Carson Newman over ETSU and several other schools. Jack played a vital role in the 2016 state championship run, starting both at wide receiver and at cornerback. Jack caught 26 passes for 506 yards and 4 touchdowns, he also recorded 28 tackles and led the team with 5 interceptions.
RB/LB Cooper Hardin signed with Navy in Annapolis, MD. Cooper chose the Naval Academy over Furman, Air Force, Tennessee Tech and several other schools. Cooper started at both running back and linebacker for the Admirals, and was a leader at both positions. Offensively he rushed 196 times for 1,454 yards and 19 TDs, and caught 4 passes for 44 yards and 1 TD. On defense, Hardin led the team in sacks (10.5), minus yard tackles (21), forced fumbles (3), and fumble recoveries (3). He amassed 124.5 tackles in his senior campaign as well. His senior season ranks 3rd all-time in tackles for loss/sacks (21), and his 30 career tackles for loss/sacks ranks him 4th all-time. Cooper’s senior season also ranks 9th all-time in rushing yards, with 1,454 yards.
RB Amon Johnson signed with Maryville College in Maryville, TN. Amon chose Maryville among several other options. Amon amassed 649 yards rushing on 133 attempts while scoring 14 TDs. Amon, along with Cooper Hardin, combined for an unbelievable 33 touchdowns, making them one of the best running back duos in the state.
WR/DE Davis Simmons signed with Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. Davis chose Tennessee Tech over several other schools vying for his talents. While his senior season was cut short due to a knee injury in the 4th game of the year, Simmons got off to a blazing start, catching 14 balls for 288 yards and 4 TDs, in just over 3 games. Davis also saw limited reps at defensive end where he recorded 7 tackles and 1 minus yard tackle in 3 games.
Keep tuned to Farragut Football on twitter and website, as there will be several more players sign with their respective schools in the coming days.Tweet