It was a great day at James Clemens as approximately 1000 students, teachers, fans and family members witnessed a group of six Jet student athletes sign to play collegiate sports next year. A large contingent of national and local media were present to document the historic day. Jet senior soccer player Aubrie McFall started the festivities by signing to play soccer at Louisiana Tech University. Offensive linemen Brett Bennett and Brody Collier followed with football signings to the University of North Alabama. Linebacker John Jenkins then signed to play football at Harvard University. Michael Sharpley, an anchor on the Jet defensive line for two years, signed with Kennesaw State University. And finally, LaBryan Ray, the two time 7A Alabama Sportswriters Association 7A lineman of the year, made his announcement to sign with the University of Alabama for football.
Two December graduates, Kyriq McDonald (football, University of Alabama) and Monte Rice (football, University of Georgia) also officially signed today on their respective college campuses. Below are pictures and biographical information for each student athlete.
|Aubrie McFall||2015 season leader in assists, first JCHS AHSAA North / South All Star. 2016 leader in assists. Attending Louisiana Tech University to play soccer|
|Brett Bennett||23 Starts at RG & Longsnapper. Attending UNA as a longsnapper.|
|Brody Collier||23 Starts at Tackle. 2015 All-State Honorable Mention, 2015 Second Team All Huntsville. Attending UNA as an offensive lineman.|
|John Jenkins||38 Career starts, 357 career tackles, Team Captain 2015-2016. All Tennessee Valley 2016, Second Team All-State 2016, 4.44 Cumulative GPA, Attending Harvard University as a Linebacker.|
|Michael Sharpley||24 Career starts at JCHS, 154 Total Tackles, 44 Tackles for Loss, 20 Sacks, 2015-2016 All-State Honorable Mention. 1st Team All-Huntsville. Attending Kennesaw State as a defensive lineman.|
|LaBryan Ray||45 career starts at JCHS, 275 Total Tackles, 26 sacks, 50 tackles for loss, 2-Time 7A Lineman of the Year, 2-Time All-State, 2-Time All-Huntsville, Under Armour All-American.|