Trio of Middle Georgia athletes commit to colleges

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Three Middle Georgia athletes have committed to play at the next level. Two will play football, the other basketball.

Central’s Jalik Thomas committed to the Arkansas State Redwolves. Thomas is part of the class of 2021.

He picked Arkansas State over Mercer, Georgia Southern and Ball State.

Thomas is a dual-threat quarterback. He threw for over 2,000 yards and 20 TD’s in eight games at quarterback last year.

Thomas was also named first team All-Region.

“What led to the commitment to Arkansas State was I visited there recently and I really liked the vibe that I got up there,” said Thomas. “They have really nice facilities. Really nice coaches, you know, and I feel like I’ll have a better chance of reaching my goal of playing defensive back, so that’s what led to the commitment to Arkansas State.”

 

Central star forward Quay Primas is staying in Macon. He announced on Twitter Wednesday, his commitment to Mercer.

Primas was also being recruited by Charleston Southern, North Carolina A&T and Florida Gulf Coast.

Primas averaged just over 24 points and 14 boards his junior season.

He was named Co-Player of the Year and helped lead the Chargers to their first-ever Elite 8 appearance in the state playoffs.

 

Finally, Bleckley County QB Dominic Sasser, committed to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

He announced the news on Twitter as well.

Sasser graduates in 2021.

He threw for a school record 1,579 yards and 16 touchdowns his junior year. He was named second team All-Region and All-State Honorable Mention.

“They’re getting a really smart player,” Bleckley County football coach Von Lassiter said. “A guy that works extremely hard. Top notch character. A kid that wants to do the very best he can. Not for himself, but for his team. He’s just a kid that has worked extremely hard to get where he’s at and I’m just really excited for him.”

 

 

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.