When Jeremiah Irby injured his knee in the middle of last season, he didn't know if college football was in his future. But St. Augustine's came calling.
Irby played linebacker and defensive end at Lee County High School, and he'll play middle linebacker for the Division II Falcons.
Coach Dean Fabrizio raved about his work ethic and attitude off the field, but also about his abilities on it.
"The things that he offers on the field is a lot of versatility," Fabrizio said. "A guy you can move around the field a lot and do a lot of things to create mismatches with on defense."
Irby is excited about continuing his college football career.
"St. Augustine's came along and showed a lot of support and just interest in my abilities," Irby said.
The Trojans' senior should be 100% by the time he moves to Raleigh for summer workouts.