CHATTANOOGA (UTC/WRCB) -- It took a little longer than expected, but James Stovall is finally a Moc.
The former Bradley Central standout has signed paperwork to transfer to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after a year at the Naval Academy Preparatory School.
Stovall, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver, turned down an offer from UTC to follow family footsteps to the Navy and the Football Bowl Championship Subdivision on signing day in 2012.
"We are excited to have James come back to Chattanooga," said Chattanooga head coach Russ Huesman. "We recruited him heavily before he went to Navy, and we are happy it worked out that he is now a Moc."
Stovall was a two-time all-state selection at Bradley Central, leading the Bears with 47 catches for 681 yards as a senior. A year earlier he caught 76 passes for 1,085 yards and nine touchdowns and set a TSSAA single-game playoff record with 19 catches for 181 yards in a second-round loss to Oak Ridge.
Stovall was a member of the Chattanooga Times Free Press Dynamite Dozen, which highlights the top twelve college prospects in the area, and also won a state title and set school records in the triple jump.