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South Carroll's Jamar Williams celebrates his win with coach Bryan Hamper over Perryville's Eugene Zacerous during their 170-pound Class 2A-1A final in the MPSSAA state wrestling tournament in Upper Marlboro Saturday, March 4, 2017.
South Carroll's Jamar Williams celebrates his win with coach Bryan Hamper over Perryville's Eugene Zacerous during their 170-pound Class 2A-1A final in the MPSSAA state wrestling tournament in Upper Marlboro Saturday, March 4, 2017. (DYLAN SLAGLE/CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

South Carroll's Henry Cook and Jamar Williams are taking their respective talents to the Division I college level next year.

Williams, a Times Co-Wrestler of the Year, announced his verbal commitment to wrestle at Ohio State via Twitter shortly after taking an official visit to the Columbus campus.

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Williams (48-0) went unbeaten for the first time in his three-year varsity career to cap off his senior season with the Cavaliers. He won the county tournament 170-pound title, placed first at the Class 2A-1A West Region tourney and won his third career 2A-1A state crown.

He was one of three individual state champs for South Carroll, which captured its fourth consecutive 2A-1A team state title. Travis Crawford (120) and Joey Thomas (126) were the other SC champions, with Thomas sharing Wrestler of the year honors with Williams (Thomas is headed to wrestle at Pitt next year).

Williams also attracted interest from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and Maryland, but took to Twitter to announce his verbal commitment with the Buckeyes.

He went 54-1 as a junior and reached 100 career wins earlier this season. Williams is 135-3 in three years at South Carroll.

He's slated to join Kyle Snyder, a Woodbine native and Ohio State junior who last summer became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history.

South Carroll linebacker Henry Cook reacts after stopping Winters Mill's Logan Donati on a kickoff return in the first half of their game in Winfield Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
South Carroll linebacker Henry Cook reacts after stopping Winters Mill's Logan Donati on a kickoff return in the first half of their game in Winfield Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

Cook, a Times first team all-countian in 2016, recently announced his commitment to play football at West Virginia on Twitter — he committed as a preferred walk-on with the Mountaineers.

Cook led the county with 152 tackles, a single-season record for SC, including nine for a loss. He also tallied five sacks and broke two South Carroll football records to become the Cavs' career tackles leader with 361.

Arizona and Maryland also peaked Cook's interest when he was searching for walk-on options, but he said West Virginia felt more like home for him.

Thomas, Williams powered Cavaliers to fourth 2A-1A state title with unmatched talent

Williams, the Times Football Player of the Year, led Carroll with 1,642 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns, which is good for second on South Carroll's all-time single season list. He was second on the Cavs with 95 tackles and added two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and two tackles for loss at defensive back.

Cook and Williams played in the Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star game in December.

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