Northridge celebrates 6 athletes signing with college programs
By WVUA23 Sports Reporter Kenneth Kelly and Kalen Brooks
It was an exciting week for Northridge students, families and faculty as six students signed to play sports at the college level.
The six signees come from football, volleyball, track and field, baseball and cross-country.
Baker Hickman is an offensive guard who will attend the University of Alabama as a preferred walk-on. Hickman said he’s elated he can play for the Crimson Tide.
“It’s been a dream,” Hickman said. “It’s something that I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember.”
After suffering from a foot injury last season, Hickman said he was uncertain about his future in football. But Alabama offensive line coach Eric Wolford helped clear up any doubt.
Grace Huver signed a volleyball scholarship with the University of West Alabama in Livingston. UWA was one of four schools that offered her a scholarship, and Huver said she enjoyed the recruiting process.
“My decision was more about how I would feel,” Huver said. “How I would fit on campus both athletically and academically, and the coach’s religious aspect was a big part.”
The Northridge signing class also featured Elizabeth Bean, a volleyball player who signed with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia; Matthew Sheffield, who signed a baseball scholarship with Bevill State Community College in Jasper; Hector Aguirre, who signed a cross country scholarship with Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa; and Ahveon McCoy, who signed a track and field scholarship to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.