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Hancock (left) and Goodman

THS duo sign with Faulkner

By Michael Butler

Tallassee High School had two players highlighted on Signing Day last week. Brady Hancock and Logan Goodman put the ink to paper on Wednesday at the THS Auditorium and will be taking their football talents to Faulkner University.

Goodman and Hancock were stars on a Tigers squad that advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs during their senior seasons. Goodman played tight end and linebacker. Hancock played wide receiver and defensive back. Goodman was an all-metro selection by the Montgomery Advertiser and all-area by the Wetumpka Herald.

"Playing at the next level has been a dream of mine since I was about six-years-old," Hancock said. "Without God, my family and my coaches, none of this would have been possible. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life at a Christian university furthering myself academically, athletically and spiritually."

"It's a dream come true," Goodman added, "getting to go to the next level to prove what I'm worth and what I've got. Being able to go to Faulkner, it's close to home. My family's been right there by my side. I couldn't have done it without them or Coach Battles."

Battles spoke about the tandem.

"They are what we want to be putting out here at Tallassee High School," the head coach said. "To have this happen, it didn't start their senior year. This is a culmination of what started four years ago in the weight room and not only on the athletic field but in the classroom. The first question that college coaches ask any of us coaches is, 'What are their grades?' If you don't have the grades, it doesn't matter.

"As a coach, you're happy for them. It's also great motivation for individuals who are going to follow. They get to see that if you do what you're supposed to do, it will pay off."

The Goodmans: Melanie, Logan, John, Taylor, Brandon
The Hancocks: Kim, Brady, Bryan

Battles expects more announcements to come with his senior class. Jake Baker and Jamarcus Miller have offers on the table and will be making their decisions public in the coming weeks.

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