Boyd-Buchanan all-state lineman Malik Brewer has committed to play NCAA Division II football for Tusculum College. Brewer (6-foot-4, 320) was a finalist for the state Class A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year award last season. He finished with 65 tackles, six tackles for loss, thre sacks and a fumble recovery and was also a starter on the offensive line.
The three-year starter chose Tusculum over offers from Austin Peay, Carson-Newman and Tuskegee and likely will play noseguard.
"I liked the environment and atmosphere at the school," Brewer said. "They were straight-forward with what they expect. I wanted to go somewhere that I'll be pushed. The team plays at a high level and I felt relieved to finally have the decision process over. I was finally able to sleep after I committed."
O'Barr to West Georgia
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe offensive lineman Jok O'Barr has committed to West Georgia. O'Barr chose West Georgia over offers from Tusculum and Mars Hill. He was named to the All-Region-5-AAA team last season, was a team captain for the Warriors and won the team's award for best offensive lineman.
A star is Born
In Baylor's basketball victory over Bradley Central on Wednesday, Red Raiders senior guard Clay Born had a night, especially a half, to remember.
Born connected on seven 3-point shots before halftime. He added one in the second half.
His 29 points equaled a career high, but the eight 3s didn't. He tied a school record with nine earlier this season, the first time he scored 29.
"He was just in rhythm, got out in space and his teammates found him," Baylor coach Austin Clark said of Born's game against the Bears. "He made that first one and started building confidence. He was on fire. That's the great part about being on a team. His teammates were happy for him. They were looking for him."