SIX HUSKIES SIGN ON
FALL NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Baseball: Ed Johnson and Carson Skipper Sign with Auburn
Wednesday was a big day for Hewitt-Trussville Baseball. Senior shortstop Ed Johnson
and Senior pitcher Carson Skipper both signed with Auburn during a ceremony at
Hewitt-Trussville High School. Both players have been a part of the program since their 7th
grade year. They were major contributors to the 2016 7A State Championship team. They
enter the 2018 as leaders on the team.
Head Coach Jeff Mauldin said, "This is a huge opportunity to go to the next level and
continue your academic and athletic careers. You are going to an outstanding college and
we wish you the best of luck. For Ed and Carson this is a huge opportunity to be part of
an outstanding program at Auburn and to play in the best league in college athletics in the
SEC. These guys are close to me. When I got here six years ago they were seventh
graders and we have been on this path."
Ed Johnson thanked all of his little league coaches and also spoke of his relationship with
Coach Mauldin. He closed by saying, "I just want to thank my family, friends, and
coaches. It's great to be an Auburn Tiger."
Carson Skipper thanked his parents and his extended family. He also spoke highly of the
Husky coaches that helped him get to this point. He closed by saying, "I would like to
thank my friends, family, and the coaches at Auburn for giving me this opportunity to go
further my education. Go Huskies, and War Eagle."
Softball: Two Players Sign in Early Signing Period
Tate Moseley and Jade Thomas of Hewitt-Softball signed college scholarships on
Wednesday. Moseley will attend Auburn University and Thomas with attend University of
Alabama-Huntsville. Both took part in the signing day ceremony at Hewitt-Trussville High
School. Coming off a regional appearance in 2017, they will look to lead the Huskies in
Head Coach Taylor Burt said, "Of course you know I was hired this year, and I have only
spent a short amount of time with these girls. In that amount of time I have been very
fortunate to get to know both of these ladies really well. One of the first things you notice
right off is they are both very strong leaders. They lead by example. They are a great
example of what we want our program to look like. I have not had much of a hand in
helping these ladies get here, but we have a wonderful coaching staff that has played a
very large part in that. I am excited to see what they do at Auburn and
Alabama-Huntsville, both great programs."
Tate Moseley thanked everyone that attended including her past and present coaches.
She paid special thanks to her parents who she said spent so much time helping her
reach this point.
Jade Thomas said, "I'd like to thank the coaching staff here. I know Coach Burt hasn't
been here that long, but she has already made a big impact on our program. I can't wait to
see what it does this season. I thank every other coach and teammate that I had."
Boys Golf: Dawson Atkinson Signs with South Alabama
Senior golfer Dawson Atkinson signed with South Alabama on Wednesday at
Hewitt-Trussville High School. Atkinson has enjoyed a successful junior career and was
one of the top golfers for the Huskies last season. He is on track to lead the team in 2018.
At the signing day ceremony Atkinson said, "I want to thank my parents for supporting me
and putting in the time and effort to take me to tournaments and covering all my needs. I'd
also like to thank my teammates. They always knew when to pick me up when I was
down and keep me going. I'm just thankful for everyone who has played a part getting me
to where I am now."
Head Coach Lyon Done said, "One thing about Dawson is he is just an encourager.
Dawson works with elementary school kids, and has been able to teach them and help
them. He is going to the University of South Alabama, and he's going to do a great job."
Track and Field: Jake Diggs Signs with Samford
On Wednesday at Hewitt-Trussville High School senior Jake Diggs signed a Track and
Field scholarship with Samford. Diggs has enjoyed a successful career for the Huskies
and has been a big part of teams that finished well at state meets. The team will look to
him as a leader in 2018.
Jake Diggs said, "I'd like to thank my family over here. They are my biggest fans. I know
some of you like to come out and watch me, but I promise you they are my biggest fans,
and I love them. I'd like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Dobbs (and others). They have poured so
much into me. I had a little bit of potential when I started, and they have really made me
up to what I am today, and I owe pretty much all I am to them."
Head Coach David Dobbs said, "I'm really proud of Jake for putting in the effort this year
and being a big part of our team. Samford is getting a great one. He is the 82nd athlete
that we have signed in track and field since 1990 when I got here, so I'm really proud of
that. He's going to do great things this year. We have a big plan for the spring. I'm proud of
him, proud of everything he's done and everything he's going to do."