FLUSHING, MI — Malaki Edwards was just signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Madonna University on Tuesday when an adult approached him in the middle of the gym at Flushing’s Raider Fieldhouse.
“You are an inspiration,” the man said to Edwards.
It would be difficult for anyone to argue.
Less than nine months after suffering a horrific football injury that could have cost Edwards his right leg, the Raiders senior is not only back on his feet but preparing for a college baseball career .
Edwards was one of 13 Flushing athletes to sign their letter of intent in a high school ceremony.
Edwards played varsity football and basketball for three seasons. He also received the Most Inspirational Award for Football. He stormed three TDs before injuring himself in the Raiders’ 33-6 opening win over Powers Catholic.
Here are the other raiders who have signed letters of intent:
Kendyl Andrews Volleyball
Andrews was a four-time All-Metro, four-time All-Region team, three-time All-State team and finished her career with the 10th-most assists in MHSAA history. She signed with Wayne State.
Blake Chipman, cross country
Chipman was an All-League, All-Region and All-State for the Raiders last season. He is a two-time Most Valuable Player for the team and also won the Metro League titles in the 3,200 relay and 3,200 run. He signed with Central Michigan.
London Claxton, football
Claxton was a first-team All-Metro pick and a two-time defensive MVP. He signed with the University of Findlay.
Olivia Groulx, basketball
Groiulx was an all-league basketballer who also played track, cross country and soccer. She signed with Mott Community College.
Katie Kean, softball
Kean was a four-year-old starter. She signed with Mott Community College.
Ethan Kriesch, Soccer
Kriesch made the All-Metro second team last season, was team captain and MVP. He signed with Ashbury University.
Nahji Mabry, soccer
Maybry was the Raiders’ defensive MVP, was selected as a Blue-Grey All-American, and ran for two years while playing basketball. He signed with Wayne State.
Ryan Mignerey, tennis
Mignerey graduated with the second-most wins in school history (87), was a four-time Flint Metro League champion and a four-year varsity player. He signed to Wartburg College in Iowa.
Morrison fielded the All-League, All-District and All-Region teams last year. He was also a four-time Metro League champion in tennis. He signed with Coastal Carolina.
Osborn was a unanimous All-Metro League pick, received an All-State honorable mention, and was the team MVP. He signed with Mott Community College.
Trevino made the All-Metro and All-District teams last year in addition to the MLive-Flint Journal Dream. He also played basketball. Trevino signed with Ball State.
Watts was in the first-team All-Metro League and helped the Raiders win a district championship. He signed with Mid-Michigan Community College.
14 from the Grand Blanc sign
braden connors, Olivet Nazarene, football
Sophie Curtin, Cincinnati swimming
Chloe Eggert, University of Rochester, wrestling
Christian Magnee, Mid Michigan CC, Baseball
Gavin Norris, Davenport University, Bowling
Lilian Graham, Tiffin University, Lacrosse
Sarah Hartwell, St Francis University, Water Polo
Riley Johnston, Calvin University, Tennis
Payton LandryAlbion College, Softball
caitlyn lavender, Olivet College, Soccer
sydney lynch, Olivet College, Soccer
Anna McCaughey, Lawrence Tech, Soccer
Aniyah Pfifer, Mott CC, basketball
cooper regimbal, Concordia Ann Arbor Lacrosse
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