Indians quarterback Sean Seabolt, running back Chris Sensabaugh and offensive lineman Corey Hall numbered among 42 signees in coach Ken Sparks’ 2011 recruiting class.
Seabolt, who was Big 8 Conference Player of the Year, was a Times-News Elite pick at defensive back. He was the first Tribe quarterback in history to both pass and run for 1,000 yards. Sensabaugh, another T-N Elite pick, is D-B’s all-time rushing leader with 4,294 yards. Hall, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound tackle, was an all-conference selection who graded out at 87 percent with 46 pancake blocks and 16 blocks resulting in touchdowns.
While not technically a signing, the biggest news coming out of Southwest Virginia was Gate City running back Joseph Vaughn’s firm commitment to play for Don Montgomery at Emory & Henry. Vaughn, an All-State selection with both The Associated Press and Virginia High School Coaches Association, rushed for 1,606 yards and scored 20 touchdowns while leading the Blue Devils to a Group A state championship in 2010. With the graduation of durable Division III All-American Caleb Jennings, the Wasps have an acute need for a go-to back in 2011.
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