PHOTO: Former Brentwood volleyball star Logan Eggleston is playing for Team USA this summer. / Bill Kauffmann, USA Volleyball
By RUSSELL VANNOZZI
Several days remain until the TSSAA dead period ends on July 7, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any sports headlines in Williamson County.
Two NCAA Division I football commitments, a new Team USA volleyball captain and a local amateur golf tournament winner are among five stories you may have missed during the dead period, which began June 24.
Independence QB taking his talents to Idaho
Independence quarterback Nathan Cisco didn’t waste any time in making his college choice.
Just five days after receiving his first Division I offer from Idaho, Cisco announced his pledge to join the Vandals on June 24.
The six-foot-four Franklin resident threw for 2,280 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first year as a starter in 2017.
Cisco will become the third Eagle signal caller in recent memory to play in the college ranks, joining 2016 graduate Andrew Bunch (Nebraska) and 2017 graduate Brandon Hines (Tennessee).
Eggleston named Team USA captain
Former Brentwood volleyball star Logan Eggleston was recently named captain of the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team.
Eggleston was named MVP of the NORCECA Continental Championship, where Team USA took the gold medal with victories over Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic in June.
The outside hitter utilized new online classes to graduate from Brentwood one year early and accept a volleyball scholarship at the University of Texas earlier this summer.
Eggleston will make her college debut for Texas on Aug. 24, when the Longhorns battle Oregon in the VERT Challenge. She has already been named the Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year.
BGA’s Bennett heading to Georgia Tech
Battle Ground Academy linebacker Chico Bennett Jr. announced his commitment to Georgia Tech on June 23.
The six-foot-four, 210-pound athlete had 69 tackles and 17 sacks for the Wildcats in 2017.
Bennett chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Kentucky, Louisville, TCU, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, among others. He’ll began his senior campaign when the Wildcats open their season against Forrest on Aug. 17.
Green wins TN Junior Amateur Championship
Christ Presbyterian Academy senior A. Jacks Green took first place in the 55th annual Tennessee Junior Amateur Championship at the Stones River Country Club on June 28.
Green shot a 3-under par and defeated Maryville’s Matt Copeland with a birdie in a one-hole playoff.
The Franklin resident and Lipscomb commitment also won the Tennessee Junior PGA Championship on June 12 with a 9-under par performance at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville. Green is the reigning TSSAA Division II-A state champion.
Plenty of camps left in July
If your kids are going stir crazy as the dog days of summer near, there’s no need to fret.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering sports camps for boys and girls of all ages in July, ranging from tennis to flag football to volleyball. For more information, please click HERE.