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Asheboro has 14 athletes sign to continue their athletic careers

Jason Aguilar
Jay Aguilar will be attending Guilford College to play soccer. Jay is one of the finest soccer players to ever attend Asheboro High School.  He is a “class act” in every arena of life.  His soccer abilities are superb.  He is one of only a tiny number of soccer players who was chosen to play at the highest high school level, the North Carolina Fusion Development Academy. Unfortunately, playing for such a competitive team prohibited him from ever playing for the Blue Comets, but it is without a doubt that he will make us all proud as he continues to be successful on and off the field.  His grades are outstanding.  He is beloved by his classmates and friends.  He plans to major in accounting as he received a significant scholarship to continue his education and soccer career at Guilford College!

Malik Brady
Malik Brady will be attending Fayetteville State University next fall to play football for the Broncos. Malik had an outstanding senior season on both sides of the ball for the Comets, accumulating 73 Tackle, 3 Tackles for a Loss, and 4 Pass break-Ups from his Linebacker position.  He also was the Comets 2nd leading rushing with 635 yards and chipped in another 244 yards receiving.  On the season he scored 10 TDs for Asheboro.  He finishes his 3 year Varsity career at Asheboro with roughly 1500 total yards of Offense and 133 tackles for the Comet Defense.  For his success his senior season, Malik was named to both the All-Conference and All-County Teams.  He was a team captain for the Comets who also was a member of the varsity basketball team and also the Comet Track and Field team.  Malik was recently named Mr. Blue Comet by the Coaching staff at Asheboro High School.  We’d like to congratulate Malik and we look forward to watching him do great things at Fayetteville State.  

Maci Bunting
Maci Bunting will be attending UNC Charlotte to run Track. Maci was a relatively late comer to Track and Field. She briefly participated as a freshman, injuring her knee and ending her season early on. She decided to join the team again as a junior and hasn’t looked back. Maci is a natural high jumper, and has earned all conference honors in both her junior and senior year. Her Junior year she was named the NCHSAA 3A State Champion in high jump. This winter she competed on the indoor team and earned her second high jump state championship. On Saturday she will again compete in states, hoping add to her already impressive track resume. UNC Charlotte is lucky to have such a talented young lady join their program. Congratulations Maci.  

Randall Chrisco
Randall Chrisco will be attending Shenandoah University to play football.  Randall is a 3 year starter for the Varsity football team, anchoring the offensive line with his versitility and leadership.  This past year, Randall was called upon to also provide depth and production for the defense and did so with glowing results.  He was named the Luther Fritz Linemen of the Year for the football program, and has been an All-Conference performer for the last 2 seasons.  Recently, Randall was named to the NCCA East-West All Star Football game, that will be played in July in Greensboro.  We are excited for Randall to represent AHS at this event, and look forward to watching him play for the Comets one more time.  We look forward to watching Randall succeed at the collegiate level, whatever side of the ball that may be.  Congrats Randall.

Parker Clayton
Parker Clayton will be attending Methodist University to play baseball. Parker has been a tremendous leader on the baseball team with his work ethic, positive attitude, and the way he approaches each and every practice and game. Parker has been an extremely important part of our success on the mound, in the field, and at the plate. He ended the season with an unbelievable .533 batting average, .585 on base percentage, 2 home runs (a grand slam in the conference tournament semifinals and another homerun in the 2nd round playoff game vs. Foard), he also had 28 RBI, and struck out an impressive only 5 times this year. On the mound this year, he pitched 26 innings, went 4-0 with 1 save, struck out 23 with only 6 walks, and ended with a 3.50 ERA. Parker will be hard to replace and will be missed, but has a very bright future at Methodist and will be a major asset to their program on and off the field. Congratulations to Parker and his continuation in baseball and academics at Methodist University

Jalen Ettson
Jalen Ettson will be attending Wingate University next fall to play football.  Jalen had an outstanding senior season for the Blue Comets at Wide Receiver recording 38 receptions for 661 yards and 6 TD his senior season, leading the Blue Comets in receiving.  For his success, he received 1st Team Mid-Piedmont Conference honors, and was also named to the Courier-Tribune 1st Team All-Randolph County.  For his career, he finishes with 49 receptions for 769 yards and 8 TDs.  Also a stalwart on the defensive side of the ball, Jalen recorded 71 tackles for his career, with 6 pass break-ups, and 1 interception.  He is a 2 time All-County and All-conference performer who started for 4 years at Asheboro High School.  Jalen was a team captain for the Comets who also was a member of the varsity basketball team and also the Comet Track and Field team.  Congratulations to Jalen and his continuation in football and academics at Wingate University

Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez will be attending Pfeiffer University to play Soccer. Jonathan is a terrific soccer player but an even better young man!  He loves his teammates well and demonstrates superb sportsmanship at all times on the field.  He is a young man of character that makes good choices in life.  He has many devoted friends.  He is so talented that he received a scholarship to continue his soccer career and education at Pfeiffer University!

Tristan Marsh
Tristan Marsh will be attending Coastal Carolina to play Baseball. Tristan has been a great leader in his performance and his competitive attitude on the field. Tristan is an extremely hard worker who has a bright future and he has had a very impressive senior season in which he was counted on heavily at the plate and on the mound. Tristan ended the baseball season with a .419 batting average, .477 on base percentage, 1 homerun, and led the team with 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases. On the mound Tristan was our go to guy and ended the season throwing a team leading 48 innings, with 5 wins and 1 save. He also had a very impressive 68 strikeouts on the season and a 2.91 ERA. Tristan’s performance and leadership this season will be hard to replace, but will continue to do great things in the classroom and on the field at Coastal Carolina. We are very proud of his academic and athletic accomplishments this season. Congrats to Tristan and his commitment to his academic and baseball career at Coastal.

Da’Corey Medley
Da’Corey Medley will be attending Louisburg College to play football.  Dacorey had a breakthrough season for the Comets in all 3 phases of the game-offense, defense, and special teams.  On the offensive side of the ball, Da’Corey accounted for 10 TDs, while accumulating over 900 yards, while averaging 10 yards a touch.  On the Defensive side of the ball, he was a ball hawk, Intercepting 6 passes, while returning 1 for a TD.  He was a difference maker as a return specialist, accounting for another 5 TDs with his game changing speed.  Da’Corey, along with Marlon and Desmond have led the Blue Comet Track program the last 4 years, which culminated with a 3rd place finish in the 400 meter relay, which has them competing at the State Meet this Saturday.  Congrat Da’Corey on all your accomplishments.

Marlon McCorey
Marlong will be attending Wingate University next fall as a member of the Football team.  Marlon has been a leader of the Blue Swarm defense the last 2 years, accumulating over 100 tackles in each season, something that hasn’t been done at Asheboro in a very long time.  A fierce competitor who leads by example, Marlon has not only been a feared member of the Linebacking corps, he also doubled as a Fullback for the offense providing another threat as a runner, as well as a player who would pave the way for Comet Running backs.  Marlon also has been a member of the Blue Comet track and field team the last 4 years.  He recently qualified for the state meet this weekend in the 400 meter relay.  We are excited for Marlon and look forward to watching him continue his athletic and academic career at Wingate.  Congrats Marlon.

Austin Romero
Austin Romero will be attending Pfeiffer University as a member of the Track and field team, as well as the Cross Country Team. Growing up Austin considered himself as a soccer player, and it was probably his first love. In High School he decided to check out Cross Country to see what it was all about. He realized that he loved running, and he was a natural at it. That love carried over to track and field in the Spring. He was a leader on the team both his Junior and Senior year. Distance running relies on internal motivation and runners like Austin don’t always get the notoriety that athletes from sports like football and baseball get, however you would never know from Austin. He was an incredibly hard worker and a great team leader. We wish Austin all the luck next year, as he leaves very big shoes to fill on the track and cross country team. Congratulations Austin!

Desmond Trogdon
Desmond Trogdon will be attending West Virginia State University next fall to play football.  Desmond had a stellar senior year for the Blue Comets, rushing the ball 188 times for 1519 yards and 14 TDs.  He also chipped in with 10 receptions for 228 yards and another TD.  He was named the Mid-Piedmont Conference Offensive MVP and also the Randolph County Player of the Year.  He was recently named the Lee J. Stone Sportsmanship recipient by the coaches at Asheboro, as he typifies what a student-athlete should be on and off the field.  He is a 3 year member of the Varsity Track program, where he was named to the All-Conference team as a junior and senior.  This past weekend, Desmond and his teammates qualified for the State Track meet in the 400 meter relay.  Congratulations to Desmond and we look forward to watching him compete at the collegiate level at WVSU.  

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University next fall to play football.  Ethan had an outstanding senior year for the Blue Comets, completing 129 passes on 227 attempts, for 1994 yards.  His 20 passing TDs are an AHS school record along with the 1994 yards.  Ethan is a 2 time 1st Team All-Conference and All-County performer on the Football field.  A Blue-Grey All-American selection, Ethan also participated in the All-American Bowl at Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field, helping to lead his team to a 27-7 victory.  Ethan is also a member of the Asheboro Basketball team, where he is an All-Conference performer for the Comets.  Congrats Ethan on continuing your athletic and academic career at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Matthew White
Matthew White will be attending St. Andrews University to play football this fall.  Matthew will be a member of the Knights inaugural football team.  Matthew is a 3 year starter for the Blue Comet football program as an Offensive Linemen, providing leadership and versatility for them, as he not only played all 3 positions, but was also the long-snapper for the punt and field goal team.  Matthew was an All-Conference and All-County nominee for the Comets because of his contributions on the field.  He is a great representation of a student-athlete at AHS, and we look forward to watching him continue his athletic and academic career at St. Andrews.  Congrats Matthew.

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