We all know the saying “the rich get richer,” and that seems to apply to the Newton Rams football program. After an historic Elite Eight run, Newton was able to celebrate all the hard work that was put in this entire season. On top of that, National Signing Day, back in February, was a busy day for the Rams as nine players signed their letter of intent to play football at the next level. Within the last few weeks, that number has risen to 12 as three more players signed for the Rams.
Khamari Robinson, Erin Francis and Anthony Davis each played a role in Newton’s successful season this past year. Now, they can join their fellow classmates and play football at the next level, while also getting a free education.
Robinson is a 5-foot-8, 175-pound wide receiver. His size may not be appealing to most, but his talent is unquestionable. Speed, quickness and shifty are accurate descriptions of his game which makes a game-changer because he can line up in the slot or carry the ball out the backfield. Robinson’s special moment this past season came when he caught the game-winning touchdown against rival Rockdale with less than 30 seconds left in the game. He will be taking his talents to beautiful McKenzie, Tennessee, where he will play at Bethel University.
“I will get my name out there and prove to all who doubted me,” Robinson said.
Erin Francis will also be joining Robinson at Bethel University. He was the top cornerback for the Rams this season. Francis is 5-foot-11 and runs a 4.47 forty-yard dash which makes him tough to deal with because he has the size to defend bigger receivers, but also has the speed to keep up with faster ones. Only starting varsity for one year, Francis made the best of his opportunity and was consistent every time he walked on the field.
“A lot of my family members played college football,” Francis said. “I am just trying to continue in their legacy.”
Lastly, Anthony Davis, not to be confused with the NBA superstar, played two years of varsity football for Newton. Playing both offensive and defensive line, Davis was able to make enough plays on the field to be invited to the NUC All South Classic Game back in February. After that experience, he signed his letter of intent with Louisburg College.
“This means a lot to my family because it means I am going to school paid for,” Davis said. “My parents are very proud of me.”