Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Southlake Carroll sends four to FBS colleges
By Jeff Andrews
Southlake Carroll's senior class signed its name in Dragon lore with an unexpected state title run in 2011.
On Wednesday, key members of that class signed national letters of intent to play at the next level.
WR/DB Sabian Holmes (Texas A&M), WR Peyton Williams (Colorado), LB Will Davis (Kansas State) and OL JJ Prince (Purdue) all made it official at a ceremony Wednesday morning at the school.
"What I admired most about these guys is that they put the team first," said Carroll head coach Hal Wasson. "They exemplified outstanding leadership and had a great work ethic. I'm so proud of each one of them. They definitely left their mark."
Each of the four were instrumental in Carroll's title. Holmes, originally a Baylor commit, led the team in receiving with 1,336 yards and 14 touchdowns and had a key pass deflection late in the game against Fort Bend Hightower that allowed the Dragons to pull away for the victory.
Williams, a three-year starter, caught 90 balls for 1,162 yards and 10 touchdowns, but his season was cut short in the state semifinals against Dallas Skyline when he left the game with a knee injury.
Davis led a defensive front that improved dramatically as the year went on, and he came up with key tackles and forced turnovers against Skyline and Hightower.
Prince helped quarterback Kenny Hill become one of the most elusive signal callers in the area, protecting him on passing plays and opening holes in the running game.