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12 locals ink on Signing Day

Watertown's Ty Jobe

National Signing Day isn’t just for football players -- at least not in Wilson County.

Two local young ladies  and a baseball player signed their respective paperwork for soccer and softball along with nine football players Wednesday.

Mt. Juliet outfielder Kristin Jackson signed scholarship papers to play at Union College, an NAIA program in Barbourville, Ky.

Lebanon High soccer standout Amanda Nugent signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent Wednesday with Carson-Newman, a Division II program in Jefferson City.

Mt. Juliet High’s Austin Smith, a righthanded pitcher for the Golden Bears, signed scholarship papers with Columbia State Community College in Maury County. Smith went 5-2 for the Bears in 2013 with an ERA of 2.13, working 49.3 innings with 49 strikeouts.

Four Wilson Central football players signed Letters of Intent Wednesday.

Wide receiver Alex Price signed with Austin Peay, linebacker Kyle Coombes inked with Carson-Newman, defensive end Preston Reed signed with Tennessee Tech and running back Kaleb Butler signed with NCAA Division II power Lenoir-Rhyne located in Hickory, NC.

Butler battled injuries early in the season, but went on to rush for 289 yardd and four touchdowns; Price ran for 674 yards and four scores and caught 25 passes for 495 yards and five more TD's. Coombes was in on 112 tackles and nine tackles for loss. Reed was a two-time District 9-AAA Defensive Lineman of the Year and played in the Toyota East-West All-Star Game.

Lebanon’s Cumberland University picked up two signees Wednesday. Watertown wide receiver Dakota Self inked with the Bulldogs as did Lebanon High defensive lineman Colton Thomas.

As a senior for the Purple Tigers, Self accounted for 754 yards in total offense and scored six touchdowns. He also was in on 100 tackles, including three for loss.

Thomas, a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, was one of the top tacklers for LHS and is a long snapper to boot.

A pair of tight ends, Mt. Juliet High’s Michael Khoury and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s Zack Jones, both signed with NCAA Division II Tusculum College in Greeneville.

Watertown High’s record setting quarterback Ty Jobe, ended speculation and chose to sign with Tennessee Tech, over offers from Western Kentucky, UT-Martin and the US Naval Academy. Jobe owns school career records for passing yards (5,266), touchdowns (71) and total offense (6,856).

As a senior for the Purple Tigers, Self accounted for 754 yards in total offense and scored six touchdowns. He also was in on 100 tackles, including three for loss.

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