VERNON — Vernon High School senior Hunter Dobbs signed with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala., on Thursday at the high school library. Friends and family were on hand for Dobbs’ scholarship signing.
“I want to thank everyone who came out today, and everyone who helped me get where I am today,” Dobbs said.
The senior, who plays catcher for Vernon, batted .384, stole 17 bases and had 26 runs batted in this year as a Yellow Jacket, baseball coach Travis Miller said.
“Hunter missed football season with a tore hamstring,” Miller said. “But he worked through it. Earlier this year he said he wanted to play college baseball.”
Dobbs went to a try-out at the college and was asked to sign with the school on the spot after the coaches saw him play.
“That isn’t something that happens everyday,” Miller said. “You don’t just go visit a college and have them ask you to sign up.
“When the coaches saw how hard Hunter works, they said, ‘this is the kind of guy we’re looking for,’” Miller said.