HARRIS SIGNS: Bainbridge High School Bearcats first-team All-Region 1-AAAAA linebacker Jamez Harris signs a college football national letter of intent with the West Georgia Technical College Golden Knights as his family looks on. Seated from left to right are Harris’s grandfather Eddie Cochran, his mother Tangala Cochran, Harris and his aunt Rochelle Cochran. Standing from left to right are his brother Jamari Lee, his uncle and Bearcats linebackers coach Kelvin Cochran and his brother K.J. Cochran.
 

Harris, Shaw sign with West Georgia Technical College

Published 11:24am Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Senior linebacker Jamez Harris and senior offensive tackle Tim Shaw, a pair of Bainbridge High School Bearcats first team All-Region 1-AAAAA selections, signed national football letters of intent Saturday with the West Georgia Technical College Golden Knights.

The two-year school, located in Waco, Ga., is beginning a new football program this year.

Looking on in the Bainbridge High School gymnasium’s hospitality room, as they signed with West Georgia Technical College, were their families and Bainbridge linebackers coach Kelvin Cochran. Cochran is also Harris’s uncle.

Also observing Harris’s signing were his mother Tangala Cochran, his grandfather Eddie Cochran, his aunt Rochelle Cochran and his brothers Jamari Lee and K.J. Cochran.

Looking on as Shaw signed were his mother Tammie Shaw, his grandmother Dollie Emanuel, his brother Trevon Shaw and coach Cochran.

Harris had 92 tackles — 62 solo and 30 assisted — eight tackles for a loss and one forced fumble. He won the Tommy Smith Hustle Award, the top honor a Bearcats football player can receive.

The Smith Award is named for Navy Lt. j.g. Thomas Livingston Smith Jr., who died Nov. 27, 1961, while staying with his plummeting disabled aircraft to steer it away from a densely populated area near the Naval Air Station in Atsugi, Japan.

The award goes annually to a Bearcat player who demonstrates the same qualities of character, leadership, academic achievement and hustle that Smith demonstrated.

SHAW SIGNS: Tim Shaw signs a college football national letter of intent with the West Georgia Technical College Golden Knights as his mother, grandmother, brother and Bearcats linebackers coach Kelvin Cochran look on. From left to right are his grandmother Dollie Emanuel, his mother Tammie Shaw, coach Cochran, Shaw and his brother Trevon Shaw. (click to enlarge_

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