Miami Carol City cornerback Rashad Fenton wasn’t around for any signing ceremony on Wednesday morning at the school, and for good reason.
Fenton will be on the field this Saturday for the International Bowl, a high school all-star game featuring a U.S. team playing against a team from Canada in Dallas. But that didn’t mean he couldn’t sign his name on a dotted line in terms of committing to a school, and Fenton did so remotely, as he signed up to play for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. Florida and Louisville also had been pushing to reel in Fenton, but he chose the Gamecocks.
“I think he was looking for an opportunity to move right in and play right away as well as a school that would fit his educational needs as well,” Carol City coach Aubrey Hill said. “He’s a special kid who has good height, great hands but most of all, tremendous ball skills and just flat out football savvy on the field. His ability to go get the football when it’s in the air is really something.”
Fenton (5-11, 170 pounds), who also returns kickoffs and punts, picked off five passes for the Chiefs last season while returning two kickoffs for touchdowns and one punt return for a score.
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“A really good kid who scored great on his tests and comes from a great family,” Hill said. “He’ll do very well at the next level.”
Hill also confirmed one other football signee from the Chiefs on Wednesday when wide receiver/punt returner Leon “Jet” Brown signed with Mississippi Valley State.