Lots of Guilford County kids have moved on and are playing college football(Letters from home and where are they now?)

Posted by Andy Durham on September 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm under College, High School | 32 Comments to Read

Zach Maynard, Keenan Allen, Christian McCain, Gabe King and Maurice Harris at California…
Derek Blacknall, Justin Venable, Rocco Scarfone and Jay White at East Carolina….
Chris Jasperse at Marshall…David Amerson at N.C State…..Kenny Okoro at Wake Forest….Ricky Lewis at N.C. A&T…Many from Dudley, some from Page, some from Grimsley, some from Northern Guilford….But there are others out there too….There might be over 100 players from Guilford County high schools out there playing college football…

We have been hearing about many of them but what about:
Akeem Langham(High Point Central)….Jon Spain(Page) and Jacob Roberts(Northern Guilford) at Elon…….Langham(DB) with 6 tackles, 3 assists, 3 broken up passes and 3 deflections as a true Frehsman….Spain(LB) with 3 solo tackles and 1 assist and one tackle for a loss and one sack as a R-Freshman…..Roberts an OL…..

At Campbell there’s LB Matt Farris(Northern Guilford) with 5 tackles and 5 assitst….There’s DB Greg Bridges(Southwest Guilford) with 2 tackles and 3 assists and he’s a freshman, just like Farris….Kelvin Murphy(Grimsley) is a senior WR for the Camels with right at 7 receptions in 3 early games….Campbell also had backup QB Will Newman(Page) and he is a freshman…Plus the Camels have Presbyterian-transfer Jabri Ridenhour(Western Guilford), at WR and he is a sophomore….

Wingate has Austin Anthony(Page) and he is a R-Freshman…..Plus at Wingate you’ll find Cedric Ellison(Ragsdale) and Buster Smith(Ragsdale) on the D-Line….Ellison a freshman and Smith a senior….And at Wingate the Bulldogs have Taylor Hicks(Northern Guilford) a freshman Tight End….Mycah Gaylord from Dudley is also at Wingate and the runningback’s year ended, with an early-season injury….

At Pembroke you’ll find Josh McDuffie(Southern Guilford) a freshman DB….And UNC-Pembroke has Rakeem Overby a WR from Dudley and he is sophomore with Nick Mearite, also a soph. from Ragsdale and a DB at Pembroke…Then you also have senior WR Donald Britt(Western Alamance) at Pembroke…..

Mars Hill has DB Kevin Littlejohn from Dudley, a freshman……

At Brevard you’ll find Christian Lumbu(Grimsley) along the defensive line and the senior already has 9 tackles and 16 assists……Johnny King(Northeast Guilford) is a freshman RB at Brevard and the Tornadoes also have former NEG QG Brock Pursley as one of their coaches….

Western Carolina has DB Chris Everett(Dudley) and TE Phillip Chavis(Dudley) and Chavis trasferred in from New Mexico State……

*****We have just begun to scratch the surface and we hope to add to this list, with your help….*****

Here’s a few more names that I was going to add from last night and we will keep on building this list…..

Eric Ebron(Smith) UNC-Freshman….Seeing quite a bit of playing time…
Luke Heavner(Ragsdale) UNC-Freshman….Receiver
Joey Finison(Ragsdale) Duke-Junior…Playing on the OL….
Walt Sparks(Ragsdale) Richmond-Sophomore….Long-snapper and LB
Kasey Redfern(Ragsdale) Wofford-Sophomore….Kicker/Punter
Tyler Ritter(Ragsdale) Hampden-Sydney-Sophomore…OL
Daniel McNeil(Ragsdale) N.C. A&T-Freshman…DE
Chris Carter(Ragsdale) Lenior Rhyne….
Cody McCray(Ragsdale) Greensboro College-Senior….DB
Daniel Degraffenreid(Ragsdale) Winston-Salem State…Senior…DB
Mario Washington(Ragsdale) Catawba….Senior….WR

Eric Davidson(Western Guilford) Utah-Freshman….RB
Hunter English(Western Guilford) Guilford College-Freshman…LB/DB…Team leader in tackles…..
Aaron Jones(Western Guilford) Coastal Carolina….Soph…..RB
Daniel Miller(Western Guilford) Greensboro College….Senior…DB
Rashad Shaw(Western Guilford) Winston-Salem State….Junior…DB

Mike Fields(Southeast Guilford) Lenior Rhyne…Freshman…RB
James Scales(Grimsley) Oregon….Freshman….DB
Merrit Blanks(High Point Central) Lenior Rhyne
Brian Primus(High Point Central) Ferrum
Jasper Thomas(High Point Andrews) Lenior Rhyne
Danny O’Brien(East Forsyth/just across the Guilford County line) Maryland…Soph…QB(Heisman Trophy candidate from ACC)
Airyn Willis(Southwest Guilford) Wake Forest…Freshman…WR

Stephen Machanic(Northern Guilford) Appalachian State….Freshman…LB
Adam Scott(Northwest Guilford) Appalachian State….Soph……DL
Tony Washington(High Point Andrews) Appalachian State….Soph….WR
Derek Grant(High Point Central) Shaw….Freshman…WR
Gerald Kennedy(Dudley) Shaw…Senior….DB
Marcus ‘Skip’ Skeen(Jamestown, N.C.)…..Senior….DB[Team leader in tackles with 11 solos and 10 assists]…..
Daniel Pinnix(High Point Andrews) Fayetteville State….Freshman….LB
Johnathan Burton(Dudley) Fayetteville State….Freshmman….Center
Marcus Witherspoon(Greensboro, N.C./Rutgers U) Fayetteville State…..Soph….DE

Mike Benton(Dudley) Elizabeth City State….Senior…DB
Teddy Witherspoon(High Point Andrews) Elizabeth City State…Freshman…DE
Devon Price(High Point Andrews) Elizabeth City State….Junior….Defensive Tackle
Julian Alford(Dudley) N.C. A&T….Junior…WR
Denzel Jones(Dudley) N.C. A&T….Freshman…LB
Bryson McCall(Dudley) N.C. A&T…Freshman…LB
Chris Neal(Dudley) N.C. A&T….Junior….DE
Torrian Warren(Dudley) N.C. A&T…Junior….WR
James Weaks(Dudley) N.C. A&T….Senior….LB
Tevin Williams(Dudley) N.C. A&T….Junior…LB
Trey Perry (Dudley) Gardner-Webb….Senior….WR
DeMarcus Bell (Dudley) Hampton University….Freshman…DT
Jeremy Reynolds(Dudley) Texas Tech….Freshman…CB
Josh Jones (Dudley) Naval Academy….Junior….DE
Duvontae Covington (Dudley) Winston Salem State… Sophomore…DL
Lewis McCormick(Dudley) Catawba….Freshman…OL
Ronald Moore(Dudley) St. Augustines…WR
Skylar Thomas(Northwest Guilford) N.C. A&T….Soph….Kicker

David Moore(Grimsley) Greensboro College…Junior…FB
Warren Scott(Southern Guilford) Greensboro College….Freshman…RB
Ryan Fulk(Northeast Guilford) Greensboro College….Soph…OL
Nathan Perdue(Northwest Guilford) Greensboro College…Junior…OL
Joseph Parrish(Grimsley) Guilford College…Senior…LB
Drew Milot(Northern Guilford) Guilford College….Freshman…OL

Jerry Chandler(High Point Central) Winston-Salem State…Senior…DE
Thomas Primus(High Point Central) Winston-Salem State…Freshman…OL
Ricky Burns(Greensboro, N.C.) Winston-Salem State….Senior….LB
Russell Sineni(Page) Methodist….Soph….OL
Frank Walker(Page) Methodist….Freshman…LB
Earl Smith(Northern Guilford) Methodist…Freshman…RB
Antonio Jackson(High Point Andrews) Methodist…Freshman..DB
Donavan Artis(Southern Guilford) Methodist….Soph…DL
Mike McGill(High Point Andrews) Methodist…Freshman…DB

Montrae Cooper(Smith) Livingstone…Freshman…OL
Malcolm Childress(High Point Andrews) Livingstone…Freshman…DB
Michael Haygood(Greensboro, N.C.) Livingstone…DT
Alex Pauley (Northwest Guilford) Carson-Newman….Freshman…LB
Austin Pauley (Northwest Guilford) Carson-Newman….Freshman….RB/LB
Martize Smith(High Point Central) St. Augustines…Freshman….OL
Trey Ingram(Northeast Guilford) Catawba….Soph….LB
Carlos Gagliardo(Northwest Guilford) Kenyon College…Junior…DB
Zach Welch(Southern Guilford) Gardner-Webb…Senior…OL

Brian Haselsberger(Northwest Guilford)North Carolina Central….Freshman….Punter
Terry Biles(High Point Andrews) East Carolina….Freshman..DE
Matt Millisor(Page) East Carolina….Soph…Placekicker/Punter
Allan Hart(Northern Guilford) Delaware State University…..Freshman…..LB
Thuc Phan(Page) Deerfield Preparatory Academy….Freshman….RB
Donald Manley(Grimsley) North Carolina Weslyan….Freshman….OL


  • JD Higgins said,

    Chris Carter–Ragsdale, Merritt Blanks– High Point Central, Jasper Thomas–High Point Andrews all of these guys play for Lenoir-Rhyne.

  • R Davidson said,

    Eric Davidson-Running Back/Slot Receiver- Utah Utes

  • 77 Hornet said,

    Hunter English from Western Guilford is leading the team in tackles at Guilford College. He is only a Freshman too.

  • tiger10 said,

    Kasey Redfern (Ragsdale) – Sophomore, Kicker/Punter – Wofford College, Walt Sparks (Ragsdale) – Sophomore, Long Snapper/Defensive Lineman – University of Richmond, Tyler Ritter (Ragsdale) – Sophomore, Offensive Lineman – Hampden – Sydney

  • John Richmond said,

    James Scales #17 has played in every game for Oregon. Go Ducks

  • Dave said,

    Brian Primus (High Point Central) – Ferrum

  • Andy said,

    I made a list of more names when I got home last night and wiill add in these others too and if you know of more, then pass those along….

    Good list and with some research, we could hit 100-plus kids from Guilford County/surrounding borders playing college football…..

  • 77 Hornet said,

    Aaron Jones Coastal Carolina RB

  • The coach said,

    Trey Perry (Dudley) WR Gardner Webb Senior
    DeMarcus Bell (Dudley) DT Hampton University Freshmen
    Jermy Reynolds(Dudley) CB Texas Tech Freahmen
    Josh Jones (Dudley) DE Navel Academy Junior

  • Coachy said,

    Boy it seems like are Panthers boys are all over the country!

  • Andy said,

    One of our longest lists ever and we went back and did some separation to try and make the list a little easier to read….I haven’t taken a recent count, but we have to be close to 100 on the list, with Dudley and Ragsdale, looking to be your leaders…..

  • 77 Hornet said,

    Wasn’t surprised at Dudley having the most… they should. Since they have the academy kids may come to play there county wide. Most other schools have strict attendance zones.

  • ur missin said,

    Airyn Willis swg WF

  • BlueDeath91 said,

    Duvontae Covington (Dudley) Sophomore DL (Winston Salem State)

  • NWG#1 FAN said,

    Adam Scott (Northwest Guilford) DL Appalachian State Sophomore
    Alex Pauley (Northwest Guilford) LB Carson-Newman Freshman
    Austin Pauley (Northwest Guilford) RB/LB Carson-Newman Freshman

  • NWG#1 FAN said,

    Carlo Gagliardo (Northwest Guilford) DB Kenyon College Junior

  • Andy said,

    Who did we leave out? Are we still missing somebody and if so, where are they?

    This is the biggest list that I have ever seen around here on high school to college players…

  • JD Higgins said,

    Ronald Moore–Dudley WR, Martize Smith-High Point Central OL both play for St. Augustine.

  • Don't leave out Thuc said,

    Thuc is at a prep college (Page)

  • Andy said,

    James Tre Perry III(Dudley HS) had 8 catches for 91 yards for Gardner-Webb in the Bulldogs loss to Wake Forest last Saturday….Not too shabby…..A good day for Tre’……….

  • Andy said,

    What prep school is Tuc at again? I know it is in the Northeast……

  • Joe Barile said,

    Thuc is at Deerfield Preparatory Academy.

  • panther4lyfe said,

    @77 That statement is not true at all. Do you even know how many kids on this list from Dudley, were in the Acadmey? No you dont. Dudley does a great job getting kids to the next level. Unlike other schools. There are some schools that dont make highlight tapes for there kids, take there kids to one day camps and worst of all they dont allow Recruiters on campus. So know what you are talking about before you start farting off at the mouth.

    WG has had plenty of talent maybe your coach should do a better job of getting his kids into school.

  • JR said,

    Allan Hart ( Northern Guilford) is @ Delaware State University playing as a true freshman

  • ron burgundy said,

    So Panther4lyfe……..just how many of the current players at the next level lived in the Dudley attendance zone…..put your info out there to defend an otherwise meaningless argument. I distinctly remember a Dudley basketball team that had no less than 4 kids on it that did not live in the attendance zone…..but that was before “Northern-gate”!

  • WG fan said,

    I disagree to a certain extent about Western Guilford…The good players from Western Guilford do go on to play college ball at some level, but there are no where as many college recruits as there are at Dudley; Just look at the records..Dudley for the last few years has probably won 50+ games in the last 4-5 years…Western Guilford has been a .500 club during that same time frame, so this has nothing to do with attending camps or sending out tape..

  • Page Fan said,

    One good thing that I’ve heard Page is doing is having a subscription to a website called Hudl. Coach G has given all his players access to this account and they are allowed to go on there and make their highlights. They are able to watch their games and opponents. It is a really neat program. Once the kids complete the highlights, then all the kids have to do is plug in the recruiters email address and it gets sent.

  • getreal said,

    Donald Manley Freshman from Grimsley is playing OL at North Carolina Weslyan

  • Andy said,

    This list, this list…..Unthinkable…..This list, this list…..Unbelievable…..

    This list, this list…..It won’t stop……Unstoppable……

    Boys basketball and girls basketball too, later on???

  • panther4lyfe said,

    @ron burgundy Is this topic about Football or Basketball? I can only speak for football. And I know how many kids were in the Academy that have been named on this site. So what is your point?

    @WG fan WG has had plenty of talent over the years. And there are also plenty of kids playing College football that played for an .500 high school. Heck Dudley was sending kids to school when they went 0-10 and 5-5.

  • 77 Hornet said,

    Ok so they may not have that many that transferred to the academy this year. (their record shows it) But year in and year out they always have key players that are playing out of their attendance zone. Heck look at basketball, Dudley plays all over the country. No public high school should be doing that. It just goes to show they are robbing talent from other schools. Last year the News and Record interviewed a player that left us to go play over there. Here’s what I would like to see. If a student transfers to another school for academic reasons, he should not be able to play sports. After all it was for academic reasons right? It’s too easy for schools to form all star teams when they don’t play with the same rules.

  • panther4lyfe said,

    @77 Hornet Once again you turn this into a basketball topic lol. Like I said before I cannot speak for the baskeyball program. IMO kids should be able to play at any school that they want to. They should not have to suffer 4 years with a coach that does give 100% effort into getting them into schools. The home schools are robbing themselves of talent by not doing what it takes to gettting these kids to the next level. How would you feel if you were force to stay on the same job, when you were offered another one paying more money. And thats the job you wanted.

    By the way our record is 1-4 because we dont schedule sorry non conference teams unlike some other schools. when WG beats Dudley then you can talk about our record lol