In Middle Tennessee things on the Junior College level are heating up.
Motlow State Community College behind the resurgence of second year mentor Matt Sligh pulled off a major recruiting coup inking Class AA state tournament MVP Jaylen Barford (Jackson Southside) thus completing a masterful class that should pay major dividends for the Bucks this season.
Barford, who garnered every All-State, All-County and All-District kudo there was to achieve, flirted with some D1 offers yet settled on the TJCAA school.
Barford joins fellow state tournament hero Terry Holt (East Nashville), as well as, scoring sensation Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) and according to his future coach, a real sleeper for the next level Jordan Darden (Cheatham County) as new members of the Motlow State 2014 signing class.
The Bucks recruiting class got off to this fast start when they nabbed Class AAA state champions power forward Reid Pierce (Blackman) early in the process.