2018-02-12 / Sports

Limestone football talent pipeline runs through Carolinas

Ledger Sports Writer

Gaffney wide receiver Myell White will have many teammates from South Carolina when he joins the Limestone football team this fall.

White is one of 26 South Carolina high school players who signed Wednesday with Limestone. Just four players were signed from out-of-state and mainly came from North Carolina and Georgia.

Limestone football recruiting coordinator Brian Turk led efforts to complete the 2018 class after Mike Furrey left to become Chicago Bears wide receivers coach in January.

Limestone saw the final players from the football team’s first recruiting class in 2013 graduate this year.

With a coaching search underway, Turk worked with coaches to restock the Limestone football program with homegrown, championship players with high character from the Carolinas.

“Our coaching staff did a phenomenal job,” Turk said. “We wanted young men who love football and enjoy competition. Our goal was to bring in players who are great students with high character that we can develop over the next four years.”

Limestone signed eight defensive linemen and four offensive linemen in an effort to add size and quality depth at every line position.

Messiah Dorsey of Gainesville, Ga., is one of four new wide receivers who will seek to become the next Saints’ playmakers following the graduation of 4-year starters D’Anta Fleming and Vyncint Smith.

Safety L.J. Gray and wide receiver transfer Daryl Waindim will run track and play football at Limestone.

Key additions on defense include Summerville defensive lineman Jimmy Bracey, Beaufort cornerback Reggie Jones Jr., and linebacker Chandler Corley.

Limestone hopes to add two quarterbacks in its 2018 recruiting class. Turk said the Saints will likely sign a maximum of 35 players by the time the signing period ends in April.

Limestone will start spring football practice on March 19 and hold its spring game on April 14.

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