Five Kendrick athletes sign athletic scholarships

Before about a month ago, signing with a college seemed like a pipe dream to Kendrick senior JQuan Langley.

Langley, a linebacker and defensive end for the Cherokees, said he was impatient about his recruiting process and had made up his mind he wasn’t playing collegiately. That changed when Kendrick head coach Cedric Ware called Langley during a weight-training session with some news.

“I thought it was (about) football dues,” Langley said. “He called me about a college scholarship, and I was like, ‘Oh snap.’ ”

Langley celebrated his plans to attend Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., with several other Kendrick seniors Friday. He was one of five Kendrick athletes who were honored for earning athletic scholarships in a ceremony at the school.

“When he said Cali, I wasn’t going to say no to that,” Langley said. “I was excited. It’s a blessing.”

Langley shared the big moment with Cincere Sellers, who also will play football at Allan Hancock College; Je’marious Holloway, who will run track at Union College in Barbourville, Ky; and…

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