Tutt, Crawford sign to play college football
By Caitlin Boland

Two Thomson High School football players have signed scholarships to play college football at the NCAA Division I level.
On Dec. 20 as part of college football's Early Signing Day, Christian Tutt and Jacorey Crawford, friends and teammates since recreation department football, committed to play for Auburn University and Georgia State University, respectively.
During their senior season, both players played on both sides of the ball. According to MaxPreps, Christian Tutt racked up 1,097 all-purpose yards on offense and 51 total tackles on defense, 41 solo and 10 assists. He also had one interception. According to MaxPreps, Jacorey Crawford racked up 343 all-purpose yards on offense and 43 total tackles, 33 solo and 10 assists. He also had five interceptions for 86 yards.
Both Christian Tutt and Jacorey Crawford will enroll in college early beginning in January.
"This has been a long journey for us," said Chris Tutt, Christian Tutt's father. "We've lost somebody special to our family, to our hearts, but that didn't stop us. There were times that Christian probably could have given up and he's still going through things but with prayers and the good people in his corner I know that he's going to flourish, he's going to represent our community well."
Chris Tutt added that he told his son in the eighth grade that if he took care of the classroom, the field would take care of itself.
"You can be the best football player on the field, but if you don't get it in the classroom, it isn't going anywhere," Chris Tutt said.
Both Chris Tutt and Marion Crawford, Jacorey's father, thanked all the people from family and friends to coaches and administrators who had a hand in the lives of Chris Tutt and Jacorey Crawford.
"To these coaches and my lovely wife, I want to thank you for being a part of something so special that these two young men are able to leave school early and be enrolled in school in January," Marion Crawford said. "I think it's an awesome thing they have done, and there's more yet to come. I thank everyone for coming."
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Dec. 28, 2017, issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.
Jacorey Crawford signs to play with Georgia State University as his parents look on.

Christian Tutt signs to play with Auburn University as his parents look on.





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