Glynn County Schools Athletics


Pirates honor their early signees

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By Kevin Price For GCS Athletics The Brunswick High football team held a ceremony to honor its early signees Wednesday afternoon in the school auditorium. Those players set to sign during college football’s early signing period which starts next Wednesday are Ka’Shawn Thomas, Jayden Drayton and Jamal Meriweather. Since school will not be in session next week with Christmas break starting on Monday, the Pirates wanted to honor their signees publicly this week. The three Brunswick players sat on stage with their families and were introduced by BHS head coach Garrett Grady before speaking themselves and announcing their college intentions. The players can’t sign their letters of intent until next Wednesday at the earliest to make their commitments official. Thomas has long been committed to Wake Forest. A defensive lineman for the Pirates, he was the Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year last season and an All-Region selection by the league coaches again this season. Meriweather, also an All-region offensive lineman, had been committed to the University of Centeral Florida. But recently, he decommitted when he was offered a scholarship by the Georgia Bulldogs and announced he would be signing with Georgia next week. Of course, former BHS standout Warren McClendon is currently a starting offensive lineman for the Bulldogs and served as a team captain in this year’s SEC Championship Game when Georgia defeated LSU earlier this month in Atlanta. Drayton, another All-Region pick for the Pirates as a receiver, verbally committed to Harvard back in the summer. But, he also has had a change of plans since Brunswick’s season ended last month. He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania and playing football for the Quakers after being accepted into the university’s prestigious business school. Penn also competes in the Ivy League along with Harvard. All three seniors played large roles in helping the Pirates to their second straight region championship this season. Brunswick went 10-0 in the regular season as it completed its second consecutive perfect season before falling tough in the first round of the state playoffs to Houston County which won with a two-point conversion on the final play in overtime.