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Lady Bucks stretch recruiting focus for softball squad
Steve Warner photo--Skyler Youngblood will be among the 2018 Motlow Lady Bucs softball team, along with teammate Neva Tackett in a year which Motlow officials have made softball an area of emphasis.
The Motlow State Community College softball program is stretching its recruiting focus and adding some of the immediate area’s top talent in hopes of repositioning itself back into championship contention, according to head coach Janice Morey.Motlow has signed 14 incoming freshmen to National Letters of Intent, including 12 from Tennessee, one from Alabama and one from Georgia. Two former Warren County players are among this list in Neva Tackett and Skyler Youngblood.The Lady Bucks will return five from the 2017 squad, with all five being from Motlow’s service area.Although the majority of student-athletes on the roster will be from Tennessee, Morey and her staff have worked hard at identifying talent from outside Motlow’s service area, which stretches from Rutherford County to White County to Huntsville, Ala.“Softball is a very strong sport on the high school level in the state of Tennessee,” said Morey. “We feel confident we can build a program that consistently contends for conference championships with student-athletes from our state.