Six Tigers sign; Moody’s stock rises with the Tide

The record-setting stock market has nothing on Conway High football standout Jaylen Moody’s rising recruiting stock in recent months. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound linebacker signed with national champion Alabama on Wednesday as one of six Tigers to finalize their college choices.

Moody, the Region 6-5A Defensive Player of the Year, selected the Crimson Tide following a climatic recruiting season. Just weeks ago, Moody had received offers from Coastal Carolina, Georgia State and East Carolina. Before it was over, he received offers from SEC programs Arkansas, Ole Miss and eventually Alabama, which he visited last weekend and found his future home.

Moody wasn’t the only Tiger to find a happy home, even it was just a short drive down Highway 501. Fellow linebacker Noah Freshley signed with his hometown school of CCU. Quarterback D’Wuan Grainger followed through with his commitment to Furman to remain in state, and defensive lineman Molik Morant picked Newberry. Defensive back Tysheem Best will go to St. Andrews (NC), and wide receiver Pooh Brantley signed with Independence Community College (KS). Three other Tigers – wide receiver Juwon Moody (East Carolina), offensive linemen Gunner Britton (Western Kentucky) and Raiqwon O’Neal (Rutgers) – signed during the early period.

Carolina Forest had a pair of players sign – running back Quasim Porter (Presbyterian) and kicker/receiver Freddie Kane (Campbell).

Myrtle Beach defensive back/wide receiver Jayce Allen will attend UNC Pembroke.

North Myrtle Beach defensive lineman Kwame Livingston signed with North Greenville.

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