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Former All-Sentinel defensive players sign with Colts, Robert Morris

Alex Bazzie, a former All-Sentinel linebacker at Northwood, has signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Bazzie announced the deal on January 9 via his Twitter account.

“Extremely Blessed to announce that I’m officially an Indianapolis Colt,” Bazzie tweeted. “Time to put the hard hat on again for this next journey.”

Bazzie has spent the past three years as an outside linebacker with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. During his tenure in the CFL, Bazzie has played in 50 games and totaled 83 tackles, 29 sacks and forced two fumbles and amassed eight special teams stops.

During his college career at Marshall, Bazzie played in 45 games and registered 109 tackles including 10 tackles for loss and had two sacks.

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Izon Pulley, a former All-Sentinel defensive lineman at Good Counsel, has joined the football program at Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh.

“We’re excited to have Izon on board,” said Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak. “He’s a talented player who will have a chance to make an immediate impact for us. We will be losing Ryan Lewis and Steven Fiadewornu on the defensive line to graduation, so we will have a need at defensive end and we feel that Izon has the ability to excel in that position.”

Pulley, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end, was recruited by various college programs including Miami, Illinois, Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Connecticut and Old Dominion among others.

Pulley made a verbal pledge to Miami in June 2015 but de-committed later that year after head coach Al Golden was fired. Although he eventually signed a national letter-of-intent with Illinois, Pulley never enrolled at the Big Ten Conference school and was forced to re-open his recruitment.

At Robert Morris, Pulley will have some familiar faces on campus as the Colonials’ football program also boasts his former Good Counsel teammates Roger Richardson IV, Jonathan Wanat and Travon Stott.

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The boys and girls rosters for the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American Game were revealed this week.

Although no local players made the cut, there were a number of student-athletes with Montgomery County ties who were nominated for the prestigious all-star game.

Bullis senior forward Chyree Walker, a Delaware commit who earned All-Sentinel honors last season, was among the players nominated for the boys’ squad.

“Being nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game is a true honor,” said Walker. “I have always dreamed about having an opportunity to play. It’s always exciting being able to showcase your talents and competing with great players.”

Meanwhile, the girls’ squad features Good Counsel’s Lindsey Pulliam and Cara Judkins along with Whitman’s Abby Meyers, The Sentinel’s Player of the Year last season.

“It is an honor to be nominated and recognized as one of many talented basketball players in this country,” said Meyers. “I have the chance to be a part of something so much bigger than me. It is truly special when thinking about it that way.”

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