Batiste's big day highlights local collegiate football players' contributions for October 17

Updates on local collegiate athletes currently participating in college football.

Bartow Sports Zone does periodic updates on these athletes and those of other collegiate sports.

You may check each athlete's link on our Athletes Beyond Bartow page on this site.

Here are the updates on games of Saturday, October 17:

TARRIS BATISTE (photo) — Georgia State University (Sr., Cass HS) … contributed with 11 tackles, 2 pass break ups, and 1 quarterback hurry as the Panthers won a road game at Ball State 31-19. Georgia State is idle next weekend, but travels to Jonesboro, Ark. to take on Arkansas State Sat. Oct. 31. With the win, the Panthers improved to 2-4.

COLLIN BARBER — University of Georgia (Sr., Cartersville HS) … had five punts for a 36 yard average in a 9-6 Southeastern Conference victory over Missouri. Three of his punts were inside the 20 yard line and he had a long punt of 40 yards. Barber’s season average is now 41 yards per punt on 34 punts for the season. He has five punts over 50 yards with a season long punt of 55 yards. The Bulldogs improved to 5-2 (3-2 in the SEC). Georgia is idle next weekend and will play the University of Florida in Jacksonville October 31.

HAYES LINN — Air Force Academy — (Jr., Cartersville HS) .. had a solo tackle in the Falcons 38-23 loss to Colorado State. Air Force is now 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference. In six games, Linn has recorded 8 tackles and 1 pass break up at free safety. He has started three times.

AUSTIN HARRELL — The Citadel (R-Jr., Adairsville HS) … recorded two tackles in the Bulldogs 44-25 Southern Conference defeat of Samford in Birmingham. The defensive lineman is now up to nine tackles on the season and The Citadel is now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

T.L. FORD II — UNC-Charlotte (Soph., Cartersville HS) … started at wide receiver and had 4 receptions for 35 yards. He was targeted 7 times and had a long reception of 25 yards in a 37-34 loss at Old Dominion.

CHAZ ROKINS — Maryville College (So., Cass HS) … 10 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Scots’ 70-37 victory over Ferrum. He had a long run of 15 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards as Maryville improved to 5-1. Rokins is now up to 248 yards for the season on 54 yards and is averaging over 61 yards per game in conference play with two touchdowns.

MALIK WILKINS — Maryville College (So., Cartersville HS) … started at linebacker and recorded two tackles in a win over Ferrum. The Scots are now 5-1 and play at Averett University (VA) next Saturday.

DA’KELIN WELLS — Maryville College (So., Cass HS) .. started at corner and had two tackles and a pass break up in the Scots rout of Ferrum. A regular starter, Wells is averaging 3 tackles per game in conference play. He also has an interception this season.

QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (R-Fr., Woodland HS) the defensive back saw playing time in the PIoneers 35-24 loss at North Greenville.

BRANDON THOMPSON — Tusculum College (R-Jr., Woodland HS) .. defensive back saw playing time in a 35-24 loss at North Greenville.

TWAN TERRELL — Cornell University (Sr., Woodland HS) … safety saw time in the Big Red’s 31-6 loss at Sacred Heart University.

ISAIAH ROSS — Point University (So., Woodland HS) .. the linebacker had 6 tackles, including one for a loss in the Skyhawks’ 24-21 win at Webber International University (Lake Wales, FL). Point is now 6-1 on the season.

DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia Military College (Adairsville HS) … has 13 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, and leads the nation in the NJCAA in fumbles returned for touchdown with 2. Both scores came against Nassau Oct. 3 in a 42-21 victory. GMC has a 3-3 record following a 56-0 win over Jireh Prep (NC) Saturday.

JAMAR POSEY — Birmingham Southern College (Jr., Woodland HS) .. continues to receive playing time for the Panthers as they defeated Millsaps College 35-18 in their homecoming game. BSC is now 4-3 on the season and 2-3 in the Southern State Association. The Panthers play at Rhodes College in Memphis next Saturday.

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