The Central Lions have always produced next-level talent in sports, and on National
Signing Day this year, the legacy continues. Three Central Lions, Fedarian Williams,
Dylan High, and Malcolm Brown have signed their National Letters of Intent to play at
the next level.
Fedarian Williams and Malcolm Brown both signed their letters to play football at Middle
Georgia State in Macon. The Knights are getting a relentless linebacker in Williams, who
flies all over the field. He has a nose for the ball and plays fast and physical. Williams
recorded five sacks and 48 total tackles his senior year. Head Coach Darius Smiley thinks
Williams’ ability to play standing up and putting his hand in the dirt will make him
successful at the next level.
“We never had an issue with him when we told him he would put his hand in the dirt.”
Smiley said, “He just went out and played football. I think him being able to do both will
allow him to be successful at the next level.”
Brown played on both sides of the ball his senior year but was the primary running back
for the Lions. He’s got a knack for finding holes in the defense and exploiting them with
his speed. He’s also pretty good at shedding tackles. Brown averaged over six yards a
carry and rushed for over 800 yards and nine touchdowns his senior year. Smiley
mentioned it wasn’t just his rushing ability that made Brown special, that it was also the
little bit extra.
“He can catch the ball out of the backfield, and he can block in pass protection as well.”
Coach Smiley told The City Menus, “All of those are qualities you want to see from your
running back, so I don’t think he will have a hard time at all translating those traits on to the next level.”
Dylan High signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Gordon State College in
Barnesville. High has been a pitcher and an outfielder for the Lions, but Coach Wes
Shiver believe Gordon State is getting a solid player next season.
“He’ll probably play pitcher at the next level, but he’s played outfield and pitched for us
here.” Shiver says, “Dylan’s a hard worker. He really bought into what we were trying to
accomplish in the weight room this year to get him stronger. I’m so proud of him. ”
When asked if he expects High to have a better year than his junior year where he hit
.299 for the Lions:
“Anytime you get a year of varsity under your belt, your game’s going to get better.”
Fans of Central have cheered for these guys the last four years, and will most definitely
follow their careers in college as well.