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Multiple Yorktown players commit to play college football

Some chose Division III schools, others plan to walkon
Yorktown's Michael Atubire, left, and Jackson Heflin, right, plan to join different college football teams this coming fall.

The success the Yorktown Patriots enjoyed during the fall high-school football season helped multiple players earn the opportunity to join different college teams this coming fall.

“I think all have a real good chance to play where they are going,” Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson said. “They are a talented group.”

The six players headed to different schools include two-year Yorktown starting quarterback James Yoest. He will play at  Stetson University in Florida.

Linebacker Jackson Heflin will join Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee.

Defensive back Michael Atubire will play for Bridgewater College in Virginia. Former Yorktown quarterback Tim Reynolds is an assistant coach on the Bridgewater staff.

Wide receiver Charlie Taylor has chosen Kenyon College in Ohio.

Offensive lineman Garrett Juergens is headed to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

Defensive back Jeremiah Daniels will play for Hampden Sydney College in Virginia.

In addition, runningback Xandar Starks and place-kicker/linebacker Tomas Edmeades are planning to walkon with hopes of making the teams at Morehouse College in Atlanta and James Madison University, respectively.

Those players, who all received all-district honors in some manner for their 2022 performances, helped Yorktown finish with an 8-4 overall record during the fall, tie for second at 4-2 in the Liberty District and have a 1-1 record in the 6D North Region tournament, losing to champion Madison, 21-7, in the semifinals.