Parents: Laura and Ken Fite
High School: South Johnston
Height, Weight: 6-foot-2, 260 pounds
Also considered: Allegheny, Methodist, Greensboro.
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Why Averett? “The atmosphere of the football program is really family-oriented. It feels like it’s going in the right direction. The academics are good and the coaches are really focused on that.”
Notable: Aaron, an offensive lineman, helped lead the Trojans to a share of the Two Rivers 3A Conference championship and was named South’s most improved offensive player after moving from offensive guard to center. … He said beating conference nemesis Triton this season was a favorite achievement. … Aaron threw the shot put as a junior. …. “I need to improve my foot speed and be the best I can be,” he said. “Playing at South taught me you can do anything with hard work.”
South coach Hunter Jenks: “He has improved more than any individual I’ve ever coached. When Aaron walked in here, we penciled him in to never play a snap of varsity football. And I am so proud of him, because he never settled and was never satisfied.”
Compiled by Mike Potter