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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

Central buddies head to Central Connecticut State



BROOKSVILLE – Two of the four Central football recruits will be moving from one Central school to another this fall.

Both Trevon Lincoln and Emanuel Scott will be joining the Central Connecticut State program this year after signing scholarships with the university on Wednesday.

Lincoln, who was highly sought after because of his 6-foot-5, 305-pound frame, eventually settled on Central Connecticut State in New Britain for a few reasons. The senior offensive tackle was the lynch-pin of the Bears' line this year, a group that blocked for 2,000-yard rusher De’Vonta Smith.

While Lincoln saw some interest from programs like Florida A&M, Coastal Carolina and Samford, his priorities in the recruiting process led him to the Blue Devils. The FCS program went 4-7 last year under second-year coach Pete Rossomando.

“I wanted to find a team that wanted me,” Lincoln said. “It was a frustrating process, but when I went up to (CCSU), it was a good feeling.”

Lincoln has family in Bridgeport, Conn., as well, which should make the transition easier for him. He chose the Blue Devils after Scott made his decision, and since the duo are best friends off the field, the fit was perfect.

Scott was the leading receiver in the state this past season before former Central QB Sebastian Rivera was killed in a motorcycle accident. Despite there not being a true quarterback on the roster, the senior still finished with 37 catches for 844 yards and seven touchdowns.

At 6-foot, 175 pounds, he has great hands and speed. According to Central coach Chris Sands, the staff at Central Connecticut State was amazed with what they saw on film from Scott and flew him up for a visit less than 24 hours after viewing his tape.

“I can’t wait to do my thing up at CCSU,” Scott said. “I had a really great experience on my trip up there. I loved the staff and the players. I loved everything about it.”

Also signing on Wednesday were fellow Bear teammates Albon Jones and Ethan Supik.

Jones inked with one of the top junior college programs in the country, choosing Dodge City Community College in Kansas. At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, the senior linebacker was athletically gifted and had great instincts on the defensive side of the ball.

In only two varsity seasons, Jones accrued 179 tackles, including 105 this past year. He also added eight sacks and six forced fumbles in his senior campaign.

Supik, a 6-foot-1, 270-pound guard, got the nod from Adrian College in Michigan. The Bulldogs are a storied program that has been around since 1892. The team went 7-3 last season under longtime coach Jim Deere. Four former Tampa Bay area players are currently on the Bulldogs roster, including former Gibbs LB Chris Adams and RB Emmanuel Stewart, former Hillsborough WR Teryll Scott, and former Chamberlain DB Carlin Scott.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:51pm]


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