Smiths Station Celebrates Three Seniors on Signing Day


Smiths Station did not let COVID-19 spoil the fun for a summer signing day. The Panthers celebrated five seniors including Savion Taylor, Manoso Foston, Taylor Hasty, Natalie Harris and Jackson Huguley.

Taylor signed to run the 8K and 10K for Columbus State Cross Country. The former WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the week will also compete on the track, running distances of 400 meters and longer. He joins his older sister and brother at CSU, where he plans on studying Exercise Science. Taylor plans on becoming a Physical Therapist like his dad.

“I actually have a lot of track friends going up there too, and some friends that don’t run track going up there,” said Taylor. “The experience for me is going to be overwhelming. I’m super excited about that.”

The long distance runner is excited to run under CSU Head Coach J.D. Evilsizer.

“That’s probably one of the best runners I’ll ever meet, behind me of course,” laughed Taylor. “Excellent man! I’ve known him for a long time. I’m super excited to work underneath him, and it’s going to be a great time for me.”

CSU also gained a commitment from cheerleader Taylor Hasty. Her teammate Natlie Harris signed to cheer at Huntingdon College. The girls took first place at the AHSAA South Super Regional in 2018, and landed a spot on the school’s first team to compete at Disney World for UCA Cheer Nationals.

“Smiths Station has really been my everything,” said Harris. “I’ve gone here ever since I was in kindergarten. It’s a really big family and that’s one of the reasons I chose Huntingdon.”

Two players committed to play college basketball from Smiths Station High School. Jackson Huguley committed to play at East Georgia State College and Manoso Foston signed to play for Tennessee Valley Prep. During Foston’s senior season, the guard averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 assists and 3.4 steals per game.

“Keep your head up and persevere. Just taught me to be a better person and a better man. I’m just happy for my experience.”

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