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Newsome’s Easley commits to Atlanta Sports Academy

Posted Apr 27, 2012 by Bill Ward

Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 03:22 PM

Newsome senior defensive back/running back Royce Easley has made a commitment to Atlanta Sports Academy in Dawsonville, Ga., his mother, Donna Easley announced Friday.

The Atlanta Sports Academy is a post-graduate academic-athletic program for students who desire to earn a four-year scholarship at an accredited university. It offers programs in three men’s sports, football, basketball and baseball. Among the school’s recent enrollees is Deion Sanders Jr., a cornerback/wide receiver from Flower Mound, Texas.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Easley had offers from Georgia Southern, Youngstown State, Florida Tech and several others from Division II and III schools, as well as six preferred walk-on opportunities, including Florida State and Oregon.

But in the end, Easley and his family decided on the Atlanta Sports Academy because they felt it increases and improves his exposure to D-I colleges, where he hopes to eventually land, as well as improves upon his nutrition, speed, agility, conditioning and strength training.

At Newsome last season, Easley finished with 22 tackles on defense and carried the ball 16 times for 155 yards.

Photo: Newsome’s Royce Easley in action as a running back against Jefferson. Photo by Bill Ward/The Tampa Tribune.

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