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Winfrey signs with GMC, others to come

One of Thomson's key offensive lineman has signed to play for Georgia Military College next season. And, according to Thomson Coach Luther Welsh several more could be signing with colleges soon.

Coach Welsh said the enormous Martell Winfrey will have a chance to work on both football and grades while at GMC with a shot to move on to a Division I school after his two years at the junior college are up.

It's the same route followed by other former Thomson standouts Jasper and Casper Brinkley, Montrel Neal and Willie Williams.

"If he works at it and really puts his mind to his grades, then he'll have that same opportunity," Coach Welsh said, adding that Winfrey was never a discipline problem.

Other than school work, Coach Welsh said Winfrey needs to build speed and quickness to compete on the college level. That shouldn't be a problem, though, he said.

"He's just got to work on his speed like normally all of them do that are that size," Coach Welsh said. "They'll take him and get his speed up and quickness up. ...They'll get that done in two years."

Other than Winfrey, two speedy defenders have a chance to sign with colleges soon. Vincent Scott and Rodney Roberts have received offers, but haven't decided where they want to go yet, Coach Welsh said.

Also, according to Coach Welsh, Fullback LaBrandon Hudson is waiting on test scores to come back to see if he qualifies to sign somewhere. The coach said Hudson definitely has the talent to play at the college level.



Web posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007













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