May 16, 2024

Former South Sumter High Football Player Trevor Moffitt Commits To Gardner-Webb University

1.3 min read| Published On: May 16th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Former South Sumter High Football Player Trevor Moffitt Commits To Gardner-Webb University

1.3 min read| Published On: May 16th, 2024|

Former South Sumter football linebacker Trevor Moffitt, who was a former All-Area Defensive Player of the Year for South Sumter High School, has been playing football for Appalachian State since graduating from South Sumter in 2021. Moffitt entered the transfer portal and will play for Gardner-Webb for the 2024 season.

For those who don’t know how good Moffitt really was in high school, he finished his senior season with 83 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, and 8 sacks. He helped South Sumter reach the Class 4A-Region 2 Championship Game. This kid hit hard and was one of the most feared defensive players in Sumter County.

(Moffitt was committed to Illinois but played for Appalachian State the first few years of his career. He now transfers to Gardner-Webb which looks to be an excellent fit for the linebacker. Photo Credit – Appalachian

Moffitt appeared in 11 games for Appalachian State in 2024. He finished the season with 7 tackles, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. The move to Gardner-Webb will be very exciting as Gardner-Webb is coming off of back-to-back Conference Championships in the NCAA Division 1 Championship Subdivision.

(One of the most feared linebackers in Sumter County, Moffitt was and continues to be a hard worker on and off the field. Photo Credit 247 Sports.)

South Sumter, led by head coach Ty Lawrence, has sent plenty of linebackers off to college in recent years. South Sumter is one of the top schools in Lake & Sumter County as far as sending football players to big name programs. Coach Chris Gauntlett has done an incredible job helping the team in the weightroom and the entire coaching staff should be credited for what’s going on at South Sumter High. They just continue to impress me every year with how committed this team is to excellence.

We are very excited for Trevor Moffitt, and we wish him the best of luck as he transitions to Gardner-Webb!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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