DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Five Dothan High Wolves signed to take their athletic and academic careers to the next level on Tuesday.
First to put pen to paper, Ethan Johnston is off to Enterprise State to join the cross country and track program.
Johnston broke his right leg in August causing him to miss his entire senior season.
Now he’s back to 100 percent and is grateful the Boll Weevils are giving him the opportunity to compete in college.
“To have a full scholarship, it’s pretty much nothing you can ask for,” Johnston said. “It’s really exciting.”
Carter Davis will join the Wallace Governors as a catcher.
Davis says staying close to home and the Govs’ new head coach Ryan Ihle played a big role in his decision.
“He really bought into me,” Davis said. “I felt like that was one big thing I really wanted to have going into the next level of baseball.”
Davis is working on getting faster his senior year with the Wolves.
One of his best friends, Blake Wynn will join him at Wallace in the middle infield.
Wynn is the Wolves’ starting shortstop this season.
Dothan head baseball coach Alex Sanford says the Wolves can count on his bat day in and day out.
“I just really think the 7A competition has really helped me and the great coaches we have on this staff have really developed my game a lot,” Wynn said.
College baseball is Brooks Olive’s blood.
His older brothers also played at the next level.
Now he’s off to Southern Union to pitch.
Olive is excited to keep improving his senior season with the Wolves.
“I hope to gain velocity, get some more strikeouts and help the team out,” Olive said.
Brody Lindsey will also take the mound for the Southern Union.
This year’s starting pitcher for the Wolves, Coach sanford says he’s been able to depend on Lindsey since he was in tenth grade.
Southern Union’s facilities stuck out to the future Bison.
“They have a really good baseball program,” Lindsey said. “I was just blown away by how nice everything was and how good the coaches were to me.”
Coach Sanford says having five athletes sign is a testament to the work ethic they are striving to push at Dothan.