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Sudderth commits to Navy

The Parkview football program is sending another Sudderth to Navy.

Senior Travis Sudderth has made a commitment to continue his football career at the Annapolis, Md., academy. He joins his older brother Greg, a Parkview graduate who just completed his sophomore season as a defensive back for the Midshipmen.

A former defensive back who has grown into a linebacker, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Sudderth said he also considered Coastal Carolina and The Citadel. But the lure of Navy, and joining Greg, was too much to pass up.

"The opportunity's great (at Navy)," said Sudderth, whose oldest brother, Willis, played football at Furman. "The opportunity of going out and seeing the world when you get out is great. It's going to be tough, but the different things you get to do is a big thing. And my brother's up there and we're really close, so that's nice."

Sudderth said he had a feeling that Navy would offer about a week ago, then the opportunity came up. Navy assistant and former Georgia wide receiver Brian Bohannon made a visit to Parkview on Monday with the papers Sudderth would need on signing day.

"I had pretty much made up my mind if (Navy) offered, I would sign there," said Sudderth, who made 55 tackles as a senior and also played tight end for a team that reached the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.