NAME: Prince Sammons
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball-Track & Field
GRADUATING YEAR: 2016
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: All-state lineman invited to U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6'8", 280 lbs..
PARENTS: Brandon & Betsy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Birth Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Set high standards for family, play professionally
At 6'8", 280 lbs., it's hard to miss CHCA senior Prince Sammons on the gridiron or hardwood. Originally from Nigeria (both birth parents are deceased) Prince was adopted by CHCA assistant coach Brandon Sammons and his wife Betsy.
In football, the 3-year varsity starter at defensive end and offensive tackle helped the MVC champion Eagles to a 9-1 record in the regular season, following last year's 13-1 record when the team was Ohio Div. V regional champs and a state semi-finalist.
Prince recorded 87 tackles and 8.5 sacks his junior year, earning numerous honors, including being named as a small school All-American, Cincinnati Div. V-VII Player of the Year, SWO District Div. V Defensive Player of the Year, and Ohio Div. V Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He was also the Anthony Munoz Foundation Div. V Defensive Lineman of the Year. He has been nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl January 9 in San Antonio.
In basketball, he averaged a double-double (12.5 points 11.8 rebounds) last season for the sectional champs and also competed in track & field for two years. An honor roll student active in community service, Prince is a top football recruit but has not yet selected a college.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Prince Sammons is an incredible young man who has endured many challenges and has been an example to many. He is a driven young man who works to reach his goals and is quick to praise others in his humble manner."
— Eric Taylor, Football Coach
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