Some Charlotte 49ers news and notes that broke over the past few days that we want to get to, including some football scheduling and recruiting news and baseball recruit signings.
–The Niners added another piece to their 2016 schedule as they are set to visit Kansas State on a date to be determined. It’s significant for coach and Kansas native Brad Lambert, who was an All Big Eight performer at d-back for the Wildcats from 1983-1986 during their not-so good years. K-State joins Temple on the Niners’ 2016 non-con schedule, but it’s not known yet if the favor will be returned in 2017.
–Also, JUCO transfer Caleb Clayton-Mobley (Georgia Military) has signed with the team. Charlotte49ers.com reports that the LB/FB will play at HB/ILB for the team.
–You may be seeing former NASCAR champion and three-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett around the Hayes in a couple of years. His son, Zach, was one of eight players that recently signed NLIs to join the Niners in the 2014 season. Three pitchers (lefties Brett Bond–a JUCO transfer–and Eric Eason; righty Matt Davis), a third baseman (Zach Jarrett), an infielder (T.J. Nichting) and three pitcher/infielders (Jeremy Schellhorn, Logan Sherer and Brandon Vogler) will suit up for the team’s first season back in Conference USA. Also notable on the list: Nichting and Schellhorn, a pair of high school All-American honorable mentions; and Vogler, whose father, Mark, was one of the original Diamond Niners that took the field back in 1979.
We’ve linked up that impressive dunk by DeMario Mayfield over at The Hub (video courtesy of Charlotte 49ers athletics), but the country certainly took notice. SportsCenter made it the top play of the night on its hallowed “Top Ten” segment, and it’s up against reigning “Best of the Best” champ Adrian Peterson’s 82 yard touchdown run. Will it be enough to topple “AD”? We checked and at around 1:50pm, Mayfield was trailing Peterson 66%-34%, so it looks like Peterson will retain his “Best of the Best” crown for another night. Here’s how Niner Nation reacted around the Twitterverse last night:
#Charlotte49ers' Demario Mayfield with No. 1 play in SC Top 10 … NIIIIICCCEEEE !!!!
— Nathan Butler (@NathanMButler) December 20, 2012
DeMario Mayfield with the number 1 play on Top Ten #NinerBall
— Demetrius Colombero (@Dcolombero) December 20, 2012
— Mark Bialkoski (@ClarkKent49ers) December 20, 2012
— AJ Mead (@The_AJ_Mead) December 20, 2012
Demario Mayfield went sky high for that dunk #TopTenPlays on Espn
— K.Hamilton (@KJ_Hamilton24) December 20, 2012