Six Blue Demons celebrate athletic futures
Decision-making was on the agenda Thursday at Christiansburg High School as six members of the class of 2012 celebrated signing letters of intent to participate in post graduate athletics.
Blue Demon third baseman Alex Dunn sealed his future with Bluefield State College, where he said he plans to play first base.
Dunn’s teammate, pitcher Trey Shumate, will head to Ferrum in the fall, alongside his classmate and soon-to-be college roommate Tyler Morgan who signed in February to play football for the Panthers.
Ryan “Bear” Wade also made his future official, signing his intent to wrestle for Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. Wade wrestled the 182-class during 2012 season, helping the Blue Demons to win their 11th-straight state title.
Zac Davis was the lone Blue Demon to not sign with a college Thursday. The first-team All-Timesland and first-team Group AA basketball player instead celebrated the decision he made last week to attend Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, which he hopes will lead to a future college basketball scholarship.
Three Christiansburg gridiron stars also joined Thursday’s celebration.
Ervin Buchanan will continue his career as a defensive lineman at Union College in Barbourville, Ky., while teammate Addam Scott and Johnathan Galante will both be suiting up as linebackers for Bluefield College this autumn.
The six new signees push the tally to 10 Blue Demons who have now made formal decisions to participate in post-graduate athletics.
Track star Rochelle Evans signed her letter to join William and Mary’s track team in February, as did quarterback Brenden Motley, who will be a member of Virginia Tech this coming season.
Motley’s cousin running back Zach Snell made a similar decision in March, declaring he plans to walk on to Frank Beamer’s team this fall.
With a double-digit number of athletes moving on to the next level, Christiansburg Athletic Director Kirk Litton said he believes the class of 2012 has set a new standard for Blue Demon athletics.
“It really speaks to the commitment they have made,” Litton said.
“I hope that future classes see that committee and it’s results.”
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