Nico Watts among Gators to sign this week



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Mon. April 9, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

At least four Land O’Lakes athletes plan to sign with colleges Wednesday, Gators athletic director Karen Coss said.

Tennis star Collin Roller plans to sign with East Carolina after recently committing to the Pirates.

Lineman Will Fairchild plans to sign with Carthage College in Wisconsin. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior averaged 7.1 tackles per game last fall. He also recovered a fumble and blocked a punt.

WR/CB Ricky Boyles and DB/WR Nico Watts plan to sign with Marietta College in Ohio. Boyles, a 5-foot-10, 150-pound senior, had 56 receiving yards before battling injuries last fall.

Watts (5-foot-8, 170) was one of the North Suncoast’s top defensive players. The all-area first-team selection led Pasco County with six interceptions while scoring three touchdowns on offense.

Girls soccer player Joelle Stewart committed to Webber University on Monday, Coss said. The defender earned a second-team honors by the Sunshine Athletic Conference. 

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