Stratford’s Cephus makes Wisconsin commitment official

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Stratford’s Quintez Cephus is officially Wisconsin bound.

The senior signed his national letter of intent Wednesday morning in front of a jam-packed Grady Gymnasium. He stuck with the Badgers despite a late run by a few other schools, including Mark Richt’s Miami Hurricanes.

“It was great to see coach Richt,” Cephus said. “I’ve always been a fan of coach Richt, so it was good to have him come to Stratford and see me. I did think about being on South Beach some but I just had to make the best decision for me and my family.”

Wisconsin was the first big-time school to offer the two-sport athlete. Cephus originally gave a verbal commitment to Furman University’s basketball program.

Gill signs to play soccer at West Alabama

Bella Gill
Bella Gill

Cephus wasn’t the only Eagle making his college plans official Wednesday. Fellow senior Bella Gill signed her intent to play soccer at West Alabama.

Stratford girls soccer head coach Kate Blankenship told the crowd UWA head girls soccer coach Graeme Orr expects Gill to make an immediate impact for the Tigers.