BLYTHEWOOD — Blythewood High School recognized eight football players who announced their plans to continue their careers on the collegiate level on National Signing Day. Six of the seven student-athletes are defensive players. Their families, coaches, and school officials joined the players as they signed their letters of intent.
Kenny Benton, son of Robert and Melissa Benton, announced his plans to play at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Benton, a wide receiver for head coach Dan Morgan, was the leading receiver for Blythewood this year with 820 yards. Benton averaged 19.1 yards per catch and scored nine touchdowns for the Bengals. Benton was twice named to the All-Region team at Blythewood and was a team captain.
Armon Bosier, son of Kelvin and Cassandra Bosier, has committed to play at Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas. Bosier, a defensive lineman for head coach Dan Morgan, led the Bengals with 15.5 tackles for a loss, including six sacks, in 2016. Bosier earned All-Region honors as a senior. He recorded 26 quarterback hurries and blocked three kicks this past season for Blythewood.
Nathaniel Brunson, III, son of Fitzgerald Gatson and Prunetta Brunson, announced his decision to continue his football career at Mount Union University in Alliance, Ohio. Brunson, a defensive lineman for head coach Dan Morgan, earned All-Region honors in 2016 while recording 94 total tackles for the Bengals. Brunson had five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss as a senior. Brunson earned All-A Honor Roll this year at Blythewood and was invited to the U.S. Army Combine in 2016. Brunson was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Atlanta.
Micah Byrd-Brown, son of Darrin and Vinita Brown, announced his decision to continue his football career at The Citadel next year. Byrd-Brown, a linebacker for head coach Dan Morgan, is a two-time All-Region selection. Byrd-Brown led the Bengals this season with 188 total tackles. Byrd-Brown set numerous records in his time at Blythewood, including most tackles in a season and a career. Byrd-Brown was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Atlanta.
Roger Carter, Jr., son of Roger Carter and Monique Counts, announced his decision to continue his career at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Carter, a tight end for head coach Dan Morgan, averaged 19.5 yards per catch for the Bengals this season while hauling in three touchdowns. He was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game and was an All-Region selection his senior year. An honor roll student, Carter was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Atlanta.
Cassius Garner, son of Cassius and Tabitha Garner, announced his decision to continue his football career at The Citadel. Garner, a linebacker for head coach Dan Morgan, had 81 tackles for Blythewood this season, including 10.5 tackles for a loss. Garner also had four interceptions and forced two fumbles for the Bengals as a senior.
Sekwan Jenkins, son of Sekoi and Chaka Jenkins, announced his decision to continue his career at Charleston Southern University. Jenkins, a defensive back for head coach Dan Morgan, was named to the North-South All-Star Game in 2016. Jenkins recorded 107 tackles for Blythewood in 2016, including five and a half tackles for a loss. He intercepted four passes and scored a touchdown on a 99-yard fumble recovery. He led the Bengals with five forced fumbles.