East Coast Bowl Roster Continues to Grow
Petersburg, VA - The East Coast Bowl Committee is pleased to announce three (3) student-athletes that have committed to playing in the 8th Annual East Coast Bowl.
John White, 6' 4" 225lbs, quarterback from Bentley College will be looking for holes in the defense in this year’s East Coast Bowl. White finished his career as a Falcon with over 6000 passing yards, including over 1600 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior campaign. John, from Kingston, MA, completed over 50% of his passes while at Bentley.
Julius Pruitt, 6' 2" 220lbs, wide receiver from Newport, Arkansas, played a major role in the offense for the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. Julius caught 77 passes for 1116 yards and 11 touchdowns, and for his efforts received 1st team All- Gulf South Conference honors. In his final regular season game Pruitt caught 10 passes for a school record 250 yards to lead the Tigers to a 43-36 victory over Henderson State.
Courtney Vincent, 6' 1" 220lbs, is a linebacker from Tarleton State, and was a stopper in the middle of their line. Courtney is from Allendale, SC and began his college career at Clemson University before transferring to Tarleton State. Vincent racked up 117 total tackles over his four seasons as a Tiger and Texan.
The East Coast Bowl game has quickly become the Thanksgiving tradition in Petersburg, VA and will be played Saturday, November 29th at 12 noon. The Committee will gather nominations from schools in just about all 50 states, which will be narrowed down to the top 75 Division I-FCS, II, III and NAIA athletes. Players will report to Petersburg the day before Thanksgiving and spend the holiday doing various community visits as well as practice sessions for NFL scouts. The game itself is set-up as a scholarship event, with all of the revenue generated going into a fund for a local high school senior who plans on attending a Division I-FCS, II or III college.
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