National Signing Day 2015: Football stars sign to play at next level

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Brandon Fisher talks with Chris Miller from WRHI about playing college football.

Three Stallion football players, all members of both the 2011 and 2014 AAA State Champion teams and 4 Year Varsity Letterman, signed to play football at the next level today.

Senior Devion Williams signed with South Carolina State University.

South Pointe varsity football head coach, Strait Herron said he spoke with South Carolina State this morning and they are “very excited about Devion Williams.”

Devion Williams confessed, “the grinding mentality of South Pointe made me the player I am.”  He is on the All Region 3-AAA 1st Team Defense for 2014, and was a member of the Rock Hill Herald’s All Area 1st Team Defense in 2013 and 2014. Williams had a total of 12 career interceptions and led the Stallions in team interceptions this season.

Williams is excited to be continuing his football career and stated, “I really liked the environment at South Carolina State and it felt like the right place for me.”

The next Stallion football player to sign this morning was High School Sports Report AAA Defensive player of the Year for 2014, Brandon Fisher.

Fisher was also a member of the All Region 3-AAA 1st Team Defense, Rock Hill Herald’s All Area 1st Team Defense, and the Charlotte Observer’s Honorable Mention Defense, all for 2014.

Fisher expressed that he has known that he wanted to play college football his entire life so this is a dream come true.  He explained how he knew Tusculum College was the school for him as he said, “they have great facilities and a great football team.”

Fisher had a total of 203 career tackles at South Pointe, 9 sacks, 31 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles and 2 recovered fumbles. He feels that the great football team and staff at South Pointe helped provide him with the opportunity to play college football.

Senior DeShawn Davis will also be attending Tusculum College along with Fisher. Davis had a total of 85 receptions throughout his career as a Stallion and averaged 11.8 yards per catch.  He also had a total of 1,332 yards of total offense over his time at South Pointe.

As Coach Herron expressed how outstanding of a player Davis was, he boasted, “DeShawn started every football game since he was a sophomore.”

Coach Herron continued to add, “These guys will do great in college and they definitely know what it takes to win.”

By Summer Huechtker, sports editor and Whitney Burrell, reporter

Photos by Breana Davis, SPiN photographer