WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Two Wiregrass athletes will be taking their talents to Memphis, Tennessee to play for the Memphis Tigers in the fall.
One will help the Tigers on defense and the other will help on the offensive side of the ball.
Carroll product Karmelo Overton who was a part of 121 tackles for the Eagles last season will play on the front seven for the Tigers.
He also represented the state of Alabama in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game.
Dale County product Christian Ross signed his name on that crucial national letter of intent on Friday and will showcase his talents as a tight end and h-back.
In just five games with the Warriors last season he made 28 grabs for 523 yards and 6 touchdowns.
While also putting up stats on defense.
Ross committed to Memphis in the summer of last year and then Overton told him he was taking an official visit to Memphis.
“I was already committed when he went on his official,” Memphis signee, Christian Ross said. “I was like you might as well come on. The next day he committed.
Overton and Ross will look to make an early impact on the field.
The Tigers kick off next season hosting Bethune-Cookman at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on September 2nd.