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Hartfield quarterback Trip Maxwell.

Trip Maxwell only had one season to play at Hartfield Academy but he made a huge impact on the program with the time he had. The season with the Hawks paid off big for the talented quarterback as he earned a chance to play at South Alabama. 

Maxwell committed to the Jaguars on Monday, making the announcement via social media. 

Previously at Oxford High School, he was locked in a tough quarterback competition each season as he split playing time. As a sophomore he came off the bench to throw three touchdowns against Lafayette in the Crosstown Classic rivalry's biggest comeback win. He threw ten touchdowns that year and four more as a junior.

Already with considerable success in offseason showcases and combines, Maxwell made the decision to play his final season at Hartfield and he put up big-time numbers for the Hawks. 

A 6-2 and 190-pound dual-threat quarterback, he broke school single-season records in passing yards, completions and passing touchdowns. He completed 150 of 242 passes (62%) for 2,092 yards and 22 touchdowns in 12 games. He also ran for another three scores as Hartfield finished 9-3 including a win over MRA. 

"We had a great year at Hartfield, and I really enjoyed playing for Coach Bowman," said Maxwell. "All of our coaches are legit. We have some big-time football players and I loved playing with them. This year we beat JA and MRA for the first time in football. We made it to the semis, but we could have won it all. 6A MAIS ball is great. The players don’t bust or make many mistakes. Hartfield alone probably has 6 or 7 legit D1 guys. I 100% made the right choice to play for Coach Bowman and Hartfield."

South Alabama is a program on the rise under Head Coach Kane Wommack, finishing 10-3 last season in his second year at the helm. The chance to develop and play for the Jaguars was the opportunity he was looking for and too good to pass up.

"South Alabama’s coaches and staff stood out," Maxwell said. "That’s why I committed. Coach Will Windham and their OC Major Applewhite recruited me for over a year. Coach Applewhite and I really hit it off when I threw for him in Mobile last summer. I really fit his offense, and we kind of have similar stories. He’ll be a great mentor. Head Coach Kane Wommack is just awesome. He’s winning big and building a great culture. I spent lots of time with him this weekend. The players who took me out told me he’s very honest and real. That’s something I’ve learned is important. South has awesome facilities, and I’m close to the beach. I can’t wait to get to work and be a Jag!"

Maxwell was selected and played in the MAIS and Magnolia All-Star games following his senior season.