Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Seven players from Georgia are featured among the initial commitments

Brevard, N.C. - Head Coach Paul Hamilton and his staff, in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department, is pleased to announce the addition of eight commitments to the 2011 Brevard College Football Team.

The 2011 signing class includes seven players from the state of Georgia, as well as two junior college transfers from Feather River College.

2011 Signing Class

NamePositionHometownPrevious School
Austin ClarkKGrayson, Ga.Grayson HS
Brenton LeeperOLKingsport, Tenn.Dobyns-Bennett HS
Samuel JonesWR/DBMonroe, Ga.Loganville HS
William McNeelyRBAthens, Ga.Prince Avenue Christian
Joseph VicaryQB/PGainesville, Ga.North Forsyth HS
Ryan WattsLBTiger, Ga.Raybun County HS
Jack WoernerFBTiger, Ga.Raybun County HS
Tanner WrightQBClayton, Ga.Raybun County HS

Austin Clark - Clark joins the Tornados from Grayson, Ga. where he played under Coach Mickey Conn at Grayson High School. Clark was a three-year varsity letter winner and starter with the Rams and was a four-time winner of the Grayson Football Special Teams Player of the Week, as well as receiving the Walton Tribune Player of the Week honors in 2008. Clark was ranked 64th in the Class of 2011 Kohls Kicker National Rankings. In addition to football, Clark stood out on the Rams soccer team and was a three year letterwinner with the Rams, as well as being a three-time Grayson Player of the Match and was selected as part of the 2009 State of Georgia Olympic Developmental Pool. Off the field, Clark received the Community Service Award Letter in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is the son of Randy and Bonnie Clark.

Brenton Leeper - Leeper joins the Tornados from Kingsport, Tenn. where he played at Dobyns-Bennett High School. An offensive guard in high school, Leeper was a key cog in his senior year for an offense which averaged 418 yards per game and 39.4 points per game, with 22 blocks leading to touchdowns for the Indians. Leeper was a three-time Offensive Lineman ofthe Week and was an All-Big Eight First Team guard and was selected as a starter for the East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia All-Star Game.

Samuel Jones - Jones joins the Tornados from Monroe, Ga. where he played under Coach Eric Godfree at Loganville High School. Jones was a three-time All-Region selection with the Red Devils, as well as a three-time Player of the Week and was selected to the All-County team twice. Jones also received the Captain's Award. For his high school career, Jones accumulated 88 receptions for 1,324 yards and 21 touchdowns, while on the defensive side of the ball, Jones had 100 tackles and five interceptions. He also helped in the return game, recording 200 return yards and one touchdown. In the classroom, Jones was on the Merit List and the Honor Roll. He is the son of Melody Moon and Samuel Jones, Jr.

William McNeely - McNeely joins the Tornados from Athens, Ga., where he played under Coach Mark Farriba and Defensive Coordinator Richard Bell at Prince Avenue Christian. McNeely was a two-time recipient of the Team Captain Award and a two-time recipient of the Taking Care of Business Award and was an Honorable Mention for the Georgia Sports Writer Association All-State Football team, as well as Honorable Mention for the Best Player in the region. In his senior year, he was also named the Georgia Region 8-A Offensive Player of the Year. In addition to football, McNeely was on the track and basketball teams and received the 2010 FCA Student-Athlete award and was a member of the 2010 All-Country Track team. He is the son of Keith and Sharon McNeely.

Joseph Vicary - Vicary joins the Tornados from Gainesville, Ga., where he played under Coach Jared Zito at North Forsyth High School. With the Raiders, Vicary was a three-time Offensive Skill MVP and was a member of the All-Region and All-County teams in both 2009 and 2010. Vicary was the Preseason All-State punter in 2010 and was named the Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Player of the Year in 2010. Vicary leaves North Forsyth with the career punting record. In addition to football, Vicary helped the Raiders basketball team reach the Regional Basketball Playoffs in 2008, and was also named to the All-County and All-Region Track team in 2008. He is the son of Erica Bartlett.

Jack Woerner - Woerner joins the Tornados from Tiger, Ga., where he played under Coach Danny Durham at Rabun County High School. With the Wilcats, Woerner achieved 1,000 yards rushing as a sophomore, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, while being selected to the All-Region and All-Conference teams. Woerner was a force in the weight room, achieving the 700 lb. weight club in seventh grade, and the 1,000 lb. weight club in his sophomore year. A four year letterwinner on the gridiron, Woerner was an Offensive captain. In addition to football, Woerner was a four year letterwinner with the Wildcats' track program, receiving the Best Runner Award in his senior year. Off the field, Woerner was a member of the Honor Roll all four years of high school, as well as being a member of the 3.0 club and received the Literature Award in the ninth grade. He is the son of Kat Woerner.