In terms of community interest, what could be better for Presbyterian College’s football team than a promising contingent of Laurens County players?
Greg Sanders, Clinton High School’s bruising fullback, became the fourth county player to sign a letter of intent with Tommy Spangler’s Blue Hose in a ceremony on Friday at the CHS gym. He rushed for 326 yards and four touchdowns as a Red Devil senior, averaging 5.2 yards a carry.
In August, Sanders’ CHS teammate, Austin Caughman, will join him on the PC practice fields along with Laurens District High School’s Mark McGowan and Ryan Campbell. Caughman, McGowan and Campbell are tentatively slotted to play in the Blue Hose defensive backfield.
Sanders, joined by his parents, Greg Sr. and Janet Speaks, and sister Tania, said he considers himself a fullback, but he also saw action in the defensive line, which earned him his all-county selection.
“I’ll play wherever I’m needed,” Sanders said, “but it impressed me a lot when Coach Spangler asked me what I wanted to do.”
Clinton head coach Corey Fountain, assistant coach Dontavius Glenn and athletics director Louie Alexander were on hand, as well as principal Dr. Martha Brothers.
Greg Sanders, Clinton football player, is the son of Greg Sanders, also Clinton High football player.
“Athletics runs through my family,” the younger Greg said. “My mom used to play basketball. My sister played track, basketball and softball. My dad played football. My brother played in Laurens. We all love sports. I’ve been playing football since I was seven.”
As for the other Red Devil and the two Raiders in the recruiting class, Sanders said, “We all know each other, and we’re friends.”