The Dillon High School Gym was filled with two enthusiastic Dillon football players who were accompanied by family, friends, and coaches as they signed at the next level in their academic and football careers. Anthony Grant inked with Erskine College, and Ja’Mari Charles inked with Benedict College.
Dillon High School Head Coach Kelvin Roller stated “This is a special day for both of these young men. We are all proud and happy that both will further their education and be able to play the sport of football that they love. This is especially true today that both are able to sign as the portal opportunity has changed the way that college coaches and scouts look to recruit players.” Anthony “Sleepy” Grant always gives his all as he plays with high velocity and as fast as he can. Coach Roller also explained that Ja’Mari Charles “struggled” his junior year as he was injured. Coach Quick helped Charles as they “built” on his strength during his junior and senior years. “Ja’Mari was a better player his senior year as he was healthy. He, too, was a tremendous player for the Wildcats. Both are good students,” exclaimed Roller. “The entire coaching staff is very proud of both of these young men.”
Anthony Grant has played football for 4 years for the Dillon Wildcats. He has concentrated all of his efforts in becoming the player he is today in the sport he loves.
Although Grant received other offers from other colleges, Grant decided that he would ink with Erskine College. As a defensive end, he should fit in well at Erskine College as the defensive scheme there is similar to his personality and his playing skills. Grant will always recall his freshman year at DHS when he became interested in playing football. As he advances to the next level, he will carry his dedication for the game plus the winning tradition that the Wildcats have enjoyed for a long time.
Grant will major in Psychology at Erskine College.
When not studying his subjects for school and not practicing or playing football, he finds time for “Gaming”.
Alexis Tanksley is his Mother. She is very proud of his accomplishments both on and off the field. She looks forward to his continuing success in his education and his pursuit of football.
Ja’Mari Charles is excited about signing and having an opportunity to advance his education and football career with Benedict College.
Charles has played football for only 2 years but he possesses good playing skills for the game. He has been influenced greatly by the coaching staff at Dillon High School. As he advances to the next level, he will carry his dedication for hard work while being a humble person. He has always enjoyed playing beside his teammates on the Wildcat squad as an offensive guard. He also has devoted his time and effort to the football.
Charles should fit in well at Benedict College as the football program is a good one located on a great campus.
While not studying for school or playing or practicing football, he enjoys playing video games and working out.
Ja’Mari’s parents are Helena Charles and Jimmie Leach. Both are very proud of their son and his accomplishment on and off the field. They look forward to his many accomplishments in the future.
Athletic Director Zach Hayes remarked “We have enjoyed the time that both of these young men has been on the football program at DHS. We are proud of them as student athletes and look forward to their many future accomplishments.”
PHOTOs BY JOHNNIE DANIELS?/THE DILLON HERALD