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Callaway’s Blount makes his choice

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

Antinez Blount, a multi-sport standout at Callaway High, has made his college choice.

Blount, who’ll be a senior wide receiver for the Cavaliers this fall, has verbally committed to play football at Samford University in South Carolina.

Blount can make it official as early as December when the early signing period rolls around.

Samford, which went 6-5 last season, is a member of the Southern Conference.

Samford played Florida State in its second game and hung tough before losing 36-26.

Blount is coming off an exceptional 2018-2019 school year where he excelled in three sports.

In football, Blount was a play-making wide receiver for a team that went 11-3 and reached the Class AA semifinals before losing to Rockmart.

As soon as football was over, Blount turned his attention to basketball, and he helped the Cavaliers make it to the state quarterfinals.

During the spring, Blount earned a place on the awards podium in two events at the state track and field meet in Rome.

Blount finished sixth in the high jump, and he ran the anchor leg for the 1,600-meter relay team that finished third in the state.

“I was trying my best,” Blount said after passing a few runners down the stretch in the 1,600-meter relay. “I knew my team was depending on me. We made it this far, I had to give it all I had.”

Blount has been busy this summer, participating in games and practices with the football and basketball teams.

Blount and his teammates will open the season on Aug. 22 at Opelika.

A handful of other Callaway seniors will also be signing to play college football.

Included in that group is offensive lineman Tate Johnson, who has committed to Auburn.

Running back Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby is one of the state’s most highly-recruited players, and he has dozens of offers.

Wide receiver Jacob Freeman also has numerous offers, including one from Georgia Tech where his brother KeShun Freeman was a four-year starter.