Shiloh sends 12 to Concordia

Shiloh had 12 seniors sign with Concordia College in Alabama.

Shiloh had 12 seniors sign with Concordia College in Alabama.

Almost all Shiloh’s senior class signed scholarships on Wednesday, including 12 to Concordia College in Alabama.

A large group of them took a visit to the Selma school last weekend and felt it would be a good fit.

“I didn’t know a lot about the school,” said Marquis Shelton, who signed with Concordia. “It’s just good people down there. I knew I wanted to play football and football is my passion.”

Shelton will be joined by Rolanzo Bruce, Justin Callaway, Alex Gardner, Kyle Hill, De’Shawn Minor, Michael Oden, Marnez Ogletree, Davon Perrin, Martin Rhymer, Clayton Smith and Phillip Trocheck.

“I was the first person to say yes and I guess it fell in line,” Shelton said. “It makes it a lot easier knowing I won’t be by myself.”

The Shiloh connection to Concordia stems from Generals head coach Brian Montgomery. Before coming to Georgia, Montgomery was a head coach and athletic director in Selma, where he built a good relationship with the Concordia coaching staff.

“They trust me and know I’ll have guys coached and ready for them,” Montgomery said.

The 12 Concorida signees were in addition Tyler Claytor signing with William & Mary and Stephen Weatherly going with Vanderbilt.

“It’s definitely a good feeling knowing 14 of your 15 seniors are going to play college football,” Montgomery said. “That’s 14 guys that are going to have a great experience.”