Three defensive and two offensive players have added to the accolades raked in by this year’s senior class of football players at Berkeley High School.
Defensive lineman Jayden Miller, defensive back Jayan Copeland, offensive lineman Kamren McCray, outside linebacker D’Montrey Singleton and running back Lence Correthers will try to further their playing careers at the next level.
It runs the total of Berkeley senior football players with a bead on college to 13.
“A chance to play football and get a college education is what it’s all about,” BHS coach Randy Robinson said. “To have this many kids have a shot, I’m really proud of them. We’ve made some progress the last few years. Everybody looks at the wins but we’ve got the culture right. Our kids are working hard.”
Singleton is pursuing an opportunity at Erskine College in Due West while the other four are leaving the state.
“Since he came in to the program, he’s been nothing but a worker,” Robinson said of Singleton. “He’s as tough as nails.”
McCray is headed to Kilgore College, a junior college in Kilgore, Texas. He’s hoping to work hard for two years and make the jump to a Power 5 school.
“He had some other offers but he’s betting on himself that he can get a big-time offer,” Robinson said. “He was a three-year starter for us. He has all the physical tools to be a Power 5 guy.”
Copeland is set to play at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
“He was a receiver when he moved here but he looked at me and said he can play defensive back,” Robinson said. “He started at corner all year. He’s a very coachable kid. I think his best football is ahead of him.”
Miller, the Stags’ third leading tackler in 2018, signed with Averett College in Danville, Virginia.
“He was a second generation Stag,” Robinson said. “His dad was on a state championship team here with Jerry Brown. He was my leader on defense.”
Correthers has been accepted at Arizona State and will try to walk-on for the Sun Devils.
“He moved here with his brother from New Jersey,” Robinson said. “He’s a very positive kid and great in the classroom. He worked hard as a scout team running back.”