Linden’s Rembert signs with Stillman

Published 1:26 pm Friday, February 3, 2012

Linden’s Kevon Rembert signed a national letter of intent Friday that will have him playing football for Stillman College next year.

Rembert, a defensive lineman for the Class 1A state runner-up Patriots, turned down offers from Faulkner University and Huntingdon College to take the Stillman opportunity.

“The people as a whole, the environment, they were nice to me. I liked being around the environment,” Rembert said. “It was great. It made me feel like I had accomplished something in my life.”

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Rembert, who has played a significant role with the Patriots since his sophomore season, developed greatly in his senior season while playing an integral role on the LHS front.

“I think he got better athletically and mentally as we went. I think he understood what we were trying to do,” Linden head coach Andro Williams said. “He is one of those hard workers. He is going to do whatever it takes to be the best there is.”

At the next level, Rembert figures to keep his 6-2, 253-pound frame somewhere on the defensive front.

“They just said I had great size and I have a great motor on me. I might play (defensive) end. They might move me around,” Rembert said.

“I think they are going to utilize him more inside. They feel like he can put a little more weight on. He’ll be at more of a tackle position,” Williams said. “He is able to get off blocks and make plays, some of those unsung hero type things. His highlight film looks as good as anybody’s I’ve had as far as defensive linemen in the five years I’ve been here. He was making plays that you didn’t know he was making.”

Rembert becomes Linden’s second signee of 2012 after linebacker Terris Lewis inked a scholarship offer on National Signing Day to head to Troy.