BLYTHEWOOD — Blythewood High School recognized eight members of the Class of 2020 as they celebrated National Signing Day by announcing their plans to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. Four football players and one lacrosse player announced their decisions.
Chase Atkinson, son of Eva Hannibal and Tyjuan Atkinson, signed a scholarship with Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Atkinson, a defensive back for head coach Jason Seidel at Blythewood, earned All-Region honors his junior year for the Bengals. Atkinson had 2 interceptions and 8 pass break-ups as a junior.
Bryan Cosby, son of Lynn Grady-Cosby, signed a scholarship to continue his football career at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. Cosby, a defensive lineman for head coach Jason Seidel at Blythewood, tied a school record in his last game as a Bengal with two fumbles recovered in the playoffs against Laurens. Cosby had 61 tackles as a defensive tackle, including four-and-a-half tackles for a loss as a senior.
Brandon Edwards, son of Carlton and Amy Edwards, announced his acceptance as a preferred walk-on at the University of South Carolina. Edwards was a running back and linebacker for head coach Jason Seidel, earning All-Region honors each of the last two seasons. Edwards scored 13 touchdowns his senior year, leading the team by averaging 86.2 all-purpose yards per game. At linebacker, Edwards recorded 87 tackles , 10 of those for a loss of yards.
Logan Sables, daughter of Aaron and Desiree Sables, announced she will continue her lacrosse career by signing a scholarship with Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. Sables plays attack for head coach Margaret Roberson at Blythewood. Sables is a four-year starter for the Lady Bengals and will complete her senior season this spring..
Josh Strickland, son of Terry and Amy Strickland, announced his scholarship signing with Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. Strickland was a quarterback for head coach Jason Seidel at Blythewood. Strickland earned All-Region and All-State honors his senior season. As a senior, Strickland threw for 26 touchdowns and averaged 222.8 yards passing per game. He set school records in the playoffs for passes attempted and completed.
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