Jessica Galvin, soccer, Emmanuel College
Slightly nervous and very excited at the same time Jessica Galvin was ready to sign her letter of intent to play collegiate soccer for Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.
Galvin signed on the dotted line in front of family, friends and teammates.
Galvin said she will start in the fall and major in kinesiology and plans to stay all four years to play soccer and finish her degree.
Galvin says the main thing that sold her on the offer was the closeness of the campus to her home and that they offer the degree, which she plans to study.
Tony Galvin, Jessica Galvin’s father said his biggest hope for Galvin’s future is to see his daughter graduate.
Kevin Musick, Galvin’s soccer coach at Evans High School, said Galvin has been a huge part of the Evans High School soccer program’s success since she started in the 9th grade.
“She’s been great,” Musick said. “She’s really helped out with the underclassmen coming up and you know building our program up in this county. So, I’m very proud of her. I think she will be a huge asset to Emmanuel College, so I’m very proud of her.”
K’Lon Lovett, football, Savannah State University
Following in his father’s footsteps, K’Lon Lovett signed his letter of intent to play football at Savannah State University.
Lovett, whose stats include 200 plus yards, 67 tackles and five interceptions said he knew Savannah State was the right choice for him when he went to the college even though he’s been there before.
“When I went there it was just like family already like I know most of the guys… I’ve played against most of the guys and I just feel like that this recruiting class we’ve got can turn things around at Savannah State,” Lovett said.
Lovett’s plans are to major in physical therapy while there, whether he stays the whole four years or just two.
Neely Lovett, K’Lon Lovett’s father, went to and graduated from Savannah State, said he just wants his son to stay true to himself.
“My thing is I just want him to be himself. He’s been working hard and he earned this, so it’s basically his decision where he wanted to attend, so the main thing is take advantage of those four years and get that degree,” his father said.
Marty Jackson, head football coach at Evans High School said Lovett is a great player.
“He was a big play maker on both sides on the ball. Very quick, very intense player, great quickness, great instinct. He played 100 percent full speed practice or game… he was probably our second leading receiver… he made big plays,” Jackson said.
Jackson said academically Lovett will have the opportunity to get the best education and that the sky is the limit for him.
“He’s got size, he’s got speed and he’s got heart,” Jackson said. “It’s going to be interesting to see how he grows.”
David Mims, football, Georgia Military College
When his grades didn’t measure up for a Division 1 school, David Mims said he chose the best option he had when he signed his letter of intent for Georgia Military College, a junior college.
Mims spent his time at Evan High School playing football and he said his awards include, first team all area, first team all region and first team all county.
While at GMC Mims said he plans to major in physical therapy and then after his two years are finished he said he hopes to transfer to a Division 1 school.
Darryl Mims, David Mims father said his son put in a lot of hard work to get where he is now and has to continue doing so when he goes to Georgia Military College where he will have to start all over again.
Also, Mims hopes that once his son finishes playing his two years at GMC that he gets back into the SEC.
Marty Jackson, head football coach, said Mims makes things look easy when he’s out on the field.
“You look at him like, wow, he’s just not going that fast, but oh he’s moving,” Jackson said. “He makes it look easier than other folks.”
Jackson said with Mims strength and very positive attitude he can very well see Mims playing in the SEC.
“Once he gets through at GMC, doors will be opened because they’re going to get him stronger too… and he’ll gain some weight, get some more muscle, its going to be something. He’ll be fine,” he said.