Hermitage QB Jay Carney is heading to Louisburg College
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Over the last three years, Louisburg College has displayed an extremely dominant display of football. The Hurricanes have enjoyed two undefeated seasons over the last three years and only have one loss to their name. Louisburg averaged 513 yards per contest last year with 233 yards of this coming through the air each and every week. Despite the Hurricanes having two capable quarterbacks behind center in Terrance Ervin and Calen Lloyd, Louisburg has decided to add another arm to the competition. Waiting until after National Signing Day, Hermitage starting quarterback Jay Carney has agreed to sign on with Louisburg College in hopes to compete for the starting job.
“You know, they were undefeated over the last two years. I like the environment and the coaching staff. It’s all a good feeling and from what I’m being told, I can compete right away,” Carney stated.
The starting job at Hermitage fell into Carney’s lap last season after Woody Winborn left for Virginia Union University. Carney was able to lead the Panthers into the playoffs where they suffered a defeat in the 5B regional championship game against Highland Springs. The Hermitage product was a bit of a late signee after 13 prospects signed National Letters of Intent for Hermitage last Wednesday including Shamond Fox, Lamond Fox, and Alex Burton among others.
The move leaves a hole at quarterback for the Panthers that won’t be easy to replace. The Panthers had two other quarterbacks behind Carney last season, however; neither received enough playing time to even guess a name you’d want to throw into the Goblet of Fire for consideration. Along with replacing Carney, the Panthers are still looking for a replacement for Coach Patrick Kane who stepped down after postseason play last season.
As far as Carney goes, his plan is take advantage of the opportunity given to him by Louisburg and then re-evaluate his progress and positioning over the next two years. Carney plans to study either mass communications or sports science while at Louisburg.
– Brandon Mitchell