Stallworth commits to USA

Published 4:21 pm Monday, June 21, 2010

Escambia County Blue Devils senior quarterback Rico Stallworth made a huge decision during the weekend when he announced his commitment to the University of South Alabama Jaguars.

Stallworth received a scholarship offer from members of the Jaguars’ coaching staff on May 12 after meeting with defensive coordinator Bill Clark and defensive backs coach Duwan Walker.

After Stallworth received the offer, his coach Mark Heaton said it was the right step for Stallworth and the program.

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“It’s huge for this program and a huge step for Rico,” Heaton said. “With Rico getting this offer, it will open up the door for more coaches visiting our games and practices to see our guys. First, we need to make sure everyone is eligible academically, so coaches will see they are worth a scholarship.”

ECHS quarterback Rico Stallworth committed to USA recently. | File Photo