By Jordan Kroeger, SunCoast Sports
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte High School has sent another football player from the 2017 class to the next level.
Wide receiver Travon McClary signed a national letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. McClary will play receiver for the Greyhounds and he says he could see playing time right away.
“They told me if I come here and just work hard during camp, I could be a No. 1 receiver because they like the way I work and they way I catch the ball athletic-wise,” McClary said.
McClary says the offer happened quickly two months when Fort Scott offensive coordinator Jordan Gush was blowing up his phone during class one day. Gush told McClary that the Greyhounds were ready to offer them, and after head coach Kale Pick took a quick look at McClary’s tape, it was a done deal.
“I didn’t have any real other offers and my grades weren’t that great and they were the first school to offer my a scholarship so I committed to them,” McClary said.
McClary caught 11 passes for 197 yards and touchdown for the Tarpons this past season. He also played safety for the Tarpons, recording an interception and 34 tackles in his senior season.