NEWBERRY – Three Newberry High School football players have signed to play at two colleges.
Tovaris Cureton and Trajare Reeder both signed to play football for Newberry College, while Eric Gallman will be playing for S.C. State.
Reeder was a Shrine Bowl selection and named as an All-Newberry County player.
The offensive lineman said he is excited about playing for the Wolves.
Reeder’s mother Linda Kibler said she is glad her son will be staying at home.
For Reeder the opportunity means he will be able to play with a few of his old teammates and some of those that he played in the Shrine Bowl with.
“I have had a great senior year,” said Reeder, who is majoring in sports management.
Cureton was the leading receiver for Newberry High this past year with 43 catches for 756 yards and eight touchdowns.
One of there reasons Cureton gave for going to Newberry is to follow in his parents footsteps.
Both his mother, Alica Cureton, and father Trokya Bates are Newberry College graduates and Bates played football for Newberry.
“I am ready to get started,” said Cureton, who will major in sports management.
Gallman waited until Wednesday to decided if he was going to play with Newberry or S.C. State but in the end he made the decision to go to S.C. State.
One of the factors was his desire to major in railroad engineering. “It feels great,” said Gallman, who was a Shrine Bowl player.