Tamiera Mobley, a Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowgirls basketball player, signed on with Young Harris College on Thursday, April 14 in the MCHS cafeteria while surrounded by her teammates, coaches and family.
At Young Harris, Mobley will continue to play basketball for the Mountain Lions.
Mobley was a significant player that helped the Cowgirls basketball team win the 2016 Class 1A State Championship and Mobley was also declared the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) District B 1A Player of the Year.
Mobley has expressed her hopes to become a physical therapist.
At her April 14 signing, Mobley was accompanied by her mother, Kenya Jackson; her aunt, Tori Willoughby; her sister, Shakira Brown and her cousin, Coddrick Griffin.
“Whenever I think about [Mobley], I think about a year ago in Jacksonville [against] Ribault [high school]. We were in a difficult situation and I think that was a great turning moment for her, I knew she always had it in her,” said Coach Marcus Hawkins. “She’d always wanted to play college ball, but that night, I think, it sparked something even greater in her. She came back her senior year and worked even harder.”
It was an emotional moment as Mobley took the pen to sign her contract with Young Harris, with tears present in her eyes as well as in her family members’ eyes.
“As a coach, I’m extremely proud to see the type of person she is. The type of educated, disciplined, young lady that she has become,” said Coach Hawkins. “I’ve always told the assistant coaches that I wish I had about 10 of her.”