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Coleman signs to play football at Averett / March 22, 2021

Halifax County High School Comet nose tackle Taveion Coleman signed his letter of intent on Friday to attend Averett University to play football this fall.

Coleman is a three year member of the varsity squad, playing one year of jayvee before moving up. He also competed in middle school athletics with the Lions.

Coleman said he was happy to have been recruited by Averett and he looks forward to attending the school both for sports and his education.

“I was very happy,” Coleman said. “I had my family right there beside me. It was a great moment for me and my family.”

Coleman said as he moves on to Averett upon graduation he believes he’ll maintain the nose tackle position for the Cougars. Coleman noted he wants to be an asset to the team and feels his defensive skills quantify that.

“I really feel like I can be a great defensive player for them,” Coleman stated. “I bring a great overall team spirit and I am a team player.”

With the Comets football team currently experiencing injuries that are keeping them from competing Coleman said it’s tough, especially being a senior. But he also sees the value in just being able to have the opportunity to play.

“Well it does kind of suck because we’ve got injuries holding us back from playing games but I understand,” Coleman said. “The way things have been going that we’ve still been able to play, injuries or not. I think it is a blessing.”

The Comets are scheduled to travel to Patrick County on Friday. A determination of whether the Comets will be available to compete this week will be forthcoming.

Coleman lives in South Boston. Sharing in Coleman’s signing day were his mom, Tyronza Coleman; Bessie Sydnor, Coleman’s grandmother; Jennifer Sydnor (aunt), and Mark Betts (cousin).

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