LAKE WALES – Lake Wales High School celebrated National Signing Day today (Feb. 6) with college scholarship commitments by six Highlander athletes – four football players and two female sprinters.
The school’s media center briefly took on a party atmosphere of picture-taking, paperwork, handshakes, hugs and congratulations for the Super 6: Sabria Hadley, David Jones, Deja Jones, Bobby Leath, Jonte Sergeant and Zach Sorrentino.
Sabria Hadley, a sprinter, committed to Clemson. “I felt like that’s where I belong,” she said. Her family showed up for the morning ceremony decked out in Clemson orange.
David Jones, linebacker/running back, signed with Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College. “I’m very excited about it.” Jones will be making the trip to Kansas as part of a three-man Highlander team of players who committed to Coffeyville.
Deja Jones, a sprinter, accepted a scholarship with Florida Atlantic University (Baca Raton). “I picked FAU because I felt connected to it.”
Bobby Leath, defensive end/defensive tackle, also committed to Coffeyville. “It was an honor to be offered the scholarship. I went out there this summer to visit, and I really like it.”
Jonte Sergeant, linebacker, is the third member of the Coffeyville group. “It will be better for all of us to go together, because we can look out for each other, and have each other’s back.”
Zach Sorrentino, defensive tackle, signed with Warner University. “I’m excited about making the next step at a four-year program, and getting my degree at the same time.”
PHOTO #1: The Lake Wales High “Super Six” scholarship signees (l-r) Sabria Hadley (Clemson), Zach Sorrentino (Warner), Bobby Leath (Coffeyville KS), David Jones (Coffeyville KS), Jonte Sergeant (Coffeyville KS), and Deja Jones (Florida Atlantic).
PHOTO #2: The “Coffeyville Three” (l-r) Bobby Leath, David Jones and Jonte Sergeant will play for Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College in the fall.
PHOTO #3: Zach Sorrentino with his new Warner University t-shirt.
PHOTO #4: Lake Wales sprinters Sabria Hadley (Clemson) and Deja Jones (Florida Atlantic) sit still long enough to sign their scholarship paperwork on Wednesday.