Tavani and coaching staff welcome players from nine states
Photos by Rick Smith, Kenya Allen and Matt Fleming
2013: Appeared in seven games...made three tackles on the year...had two stops and pass breakup at Georgetown (11/2).
AT RAGSDALE: Played linebacker, tight end and long snapper and is slotted to play outside linebacker at Lafayette...named Piedmont Triad All-Conference in three seasons...selected as the Greensboro player of the Week twice...earned All-Academic Honors in all four years...finished seventh in the state in interceptions in 2011 and led the team in turnovers for three seasons...averaged 10.4 tackles per game over final two seasons...made 86 tackles (21 solo) as a senior while picking off two passes...made 92 tackles (22 solo) in junior season while intercepting six passes and forcing one fumble...in baseball, was a pitcher and outfielder who maintained a 2.1 ERA and a 5.1 strikeout to walk ratio...named Preseason All-America in baseball in 2011 by Perfect Game and in 2012 by Under Armour...National Honor Society student who was also a member of Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was a student body officer.
PERSONAL: Son of Lee and Jennifer Sparks...has older brother, Walt...born 6/24/94.
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