Forbus, Robinson among Monroe County players to sign on National Signing Day

Amory forward Addie Forbus made it official with Ole Miss, after having been committed to the Rebels since her sophomore season.

Melissa Meador/Monroe JournalAmory's Addie Forbus signs to play soccer at Ole Miss next season. Pictured are, front row, left to right: Stacy Forbus, Addie Forbus, Scott Forbus; back row, left to right: Wesley Boock, Amory coach Nathan Clayton, Amory assistant coach Linzy Patterson.

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Amory’s Addie Forbus signs to play soccer at Ole Miss next season. Pictured are, front row, left to right: Stacy Forbus, Addie Forbus, Scott Forbus; back row, left to right: Wesley Boock, Amory coach Nathan Clayton, Amory assistant coach Linzy Patterson.

“Everything about Ole Miss was enticing. It was impossible not to choose Ole Miss,” Forbus said. “It’s a sigh of relief for it to finally be official. I’m ready to get there and get going.”

Forbus, the state’s career leader in goals with 231, also led the state with 50 goals this season and had 15 assists. Forbus previously led the state in goals with 52 in her sophomore season.

“It’s a great opporunity for her, and she’s going to be able to make an immediate impact with their program,” Amory coach Nathan Clayton said. “She brings a lot to the plate, not just with her performance on the field, but with her character off the field.”

Amory WR Dario Robinson chose Southeastern Louisiana over a group of nine other offers, including Illinois, Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State.

Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal Amory wide receivers Abaris Woodrick, Devin McIntosh and Dario Robinson sign their national letters of intent to play college football next season. Woodrick signed with Mississippi Valley State, McIntosh with ICC and Robinson with Southeastern Louisiana.

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Amory wide receivers Abaris Woodrick, Devin McIntosh and Dario Robinson sign their national letters of intent to play college football next season. Woodrick signed with Mississippi Valley State, McIntosh with ICC and Robinson with Southeastern Louisiana.

Robinson committed to the Lions last week after a visit to the campus three weeks ago.

“It’s a good fit for me. Their campus and their football facilities are great,” Robinson said. “It felt like a great atmosphere when I was down there and a place I could enjoy playing.”

Robinson, a two-time Daily Journal All-Area selection, lead the Panthers in rushing last season with 117 carries for 1,021 yards and 10 TDs and also catching 52 passes for 801 yards, good for second on the team. He led the state in receiving his junior season with 2,191 yards and 21 TDs.

“Dario has given us our go-to guy. He was able to do so much for us and make us an exciting offense to watch,” former Amory coach Trent Hammond said. “Southeastern is a good fit for him because he will be in the same position and doing the same things he did here at Amory, and they were a school that jumped on him the minute they saw him.”

Fellow wide receivers Abaris Woodrick and Devin McIntosh also signed to play college football. Woodrick signed with Mississippi Valley State, while McIntosh signed with Itawamba Community College.

Melissa Meador/Monroe JournalAberdeen football players DB Aaron McMillian, LB Justin Lucas and OL Brandon Hodges sign their letters of intent on Wednesday.

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Aberdeen football players DB Aaron McMillian, LB Justin Lucas and OL Brandon Hodges sign their letters of intent on Wednesday.

A trio of Aberdeen football players signed national letters of intent to play at the junior college level. LB Justin Lucas and Brandon Hodges both signed with East Mississippi Community College while WR/DB Aaron McMillian signed to play for Northeast Mississippi Community College.