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SPRINGDALE – Charles H. Flowers High School student-athletes gathered together to celebrate their accomplishments and announce what college they would attend in the fall during National Signing Day on Feb. 6.
Nineteen students announced their decisions in front of their friends and family in a packed ceremony that celebrated their contributions in athletics for the institution that has been open since 2000.
“Signing Day is a chance to celebrate graduating high school students, not only for their athletic accomplishments, but for making a commitment to higher education,” said Dr. Monica Goldson, PGCPS Interim Chief Executive Officer. “We are incredibly proud of the success of all athletes across our school system.”
All eyes were on the football team as they had 15 seniors confirming their college choices following a second consecutive undefeated regular season and leading the school to its first regional title game since 2011.
Local school Bowie State University picked up three Jaguars to join their Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship-winning squad. Halfback Neko Boyd, offensive lineman Calil Brown and safety Mekhi Williams each choked up during their speeches before putting on their Bulldog caps, confirming their decision to stay in the county next year.
West Virginia-based Wheeling Jesuit University also added three Flowers players as well defensive tackle Jaden Thompson, running back Jemuel Cypress and wide receiver Zebadiah Suku.
Offensive lineman Terrence Brantley will head north to Stevenson University while versatile playmaker Daniel Buchanan will attend Fort Scott Community College. Lastly, defensive end Tizlam Muhammad, who was named the Prince George’s County Defensive Player of the Year, elected to go to the University of Charleston.
Meanwhile, after leading the Jaguars’ baseball team to a Prince George’s County Championship and the 4A North Regional Title in 2018, shortstop Tremayne Cobb Jr. reconfirmed his commitment to join the University of Hartford, who won last year’s America East Championship. In lacrosse, senior dual-sport athlete Raven Felder chose to stick with the new county sport over soccer, committing to Division III school Averett University.