The Carolina Pride is proud to summarize the achievement of seven of our previous players this year in college football programs. This is a monumentous occasion due to the numbers of studentss who have achieved this success. I wanted to again highlight these students and to let all students and parents know that with hard work by each student in the classroom and on the field , parent and coaching dedication, and a desire to succeed, this is a very real possibility!! Below is a summary of these student athletes and their accomplishments:
Bruce Dixon IV - will attend Dartmouth next year.
Bruce finished his High School career with over 4000 yards passing and 60 TD passes. He was named All CAC Conference player of the year, NC Elite 11, Scholar Athlete of year (nominee) and Most Valuable Offensive player of the year.
Ahmek Henry - will attend Norfolk State next year.
He finished his high school career with 123 tackles, 8 sacks, 5 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles and 105 receiving yards. In addition, he was named All CAC Conference player of the year, Team MVP and received the Andrew Rukasawan Award
Raymel Addison - will attend NC Wesleyan College next year.
Raymel finished last year with 669 yards rushing over 5 games and 7 rushing TDs. He was named All CAC Conference player of the year.
John "Cisco: DiGiovanna - will attend Marcyhurst College in Pennsylvania
Cisco finished his high school career with over 200 tackles, 12 sacks, 2 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles. In addition, he was named All CAC Conference player of the year and Team Defensive MVP.
Dequavius Bowman - Will attend NC Wesleyan College next year.
Dequavius finished last year with 125 yards rushing, 75 return yards, 25 yards receiving, 3 interceptions, 3 TD's and 20 tackles. Dequavius served a multi-dimensional player.
I just wanted to say how proud I am of the hard work of these student athletes. Their success started with themselves. They worked hard and understood the commitment it would take to put themselves in a position to play football in College. Then it took the parents to stand in the midst with them working hard to help them find the right opportunity. Coach Jackson and his staff also worked hard to make the right connections and introduce the student athletes to prospective college coaches and recruiters. In the end, all of the students achieved great success because of their willingness to strive for something more.
The Pride looks forward to seeing many more young student athletes come to the program and work hard to potential see the same success. It starts with each students heart and desire to work hard! From there anything is possible.