Category: News

Defensive Backs coach hired

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Palmetto Prep has hired Jason Garner as its new defensive backs coach. Coach Garner will also handle outbound recruiting.

Coach Garner comes to Columbia from Birmingham, Alabama where he has been involved with one of the largest sports performance training facilities in the state of Alabama, Blackwatch Sports Performance.

Coach Garner has personally helped 67 student-athletes in the last two years earn scholarship offers to four year programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia State, and others.

Jason Garner also played linebacker at Guilford College and is originally from Mauldin, South Carolina.

Minutemen win EAC Championship

For the first time ever in program history, the Palmetto Prep Academy Minutemen have won a conference championship. The Minutemen defeated the Lions of Georgia Prep Sports Academy 14-10 after a late long touchdown catch and run by Cam Brown.

The Minutemen finished 8-2 on the season, which is also a program best. Stay tuned for offers, updates, and recruiting news as signing day nears. #battleon

Interested prospects, please fill out our application here:


First Palmetto Prep player makes it to the NFL

Article Courtesy:

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The 2017 NFL Draft may be over, but that doesn’t mean teams are done adding important contributors for the upcoming season. Scores of NCAA athletes will start the next chapters of their football careers by signing as undrafted free agents this week.

Joining that group of athletes will be Winston-Salem State’s All-American offensive lineman, Jac’Que Polite. Polite has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He’ll sign a rookie free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills on Monday.

Jac’Que Polite is a first team selection, AFCA All-American. Polite was a first team All-CIAA selection in 2015 & 2016, and helped guide to WSSU offense to fourth in the CIAA with 393.8 yards per game and fourth in scoring at 31.8 points per game. A two-time first team All-CIAA selection, Polite helped guide the Rams to back to back CIAA Titles and advanced to the first round of the NCAA DII Playoffs.

“First thing first I want to thank God for this tremendous opportunity”, said Polite. “God is real! During the draft I kept praying and talking to God, asking him for a chance to play ball at the next level. A couple of minutes later he answered with a call from the Buffalo Bills. Secondly, I want to thank my parents for raising me into the man that I am today, and for supporting and believing in me throughout this entire journey. I also want to thank everyone else (family & friends) for their support. This is an opportunity of a life time. Something I’ve always dreamed of as a little boy. Hard work and dedication does pay off.  All I have is one shot and one chance, I’m coming to kick the door down. I’m happy for this opportunity but I’m not satisfied my mission isn’t complete just yet!”, added Polite.

Please join us in wishing Jac’Que Polite the best of luck, chasing his dream!

Home Games to be Streamed Live via YouTube

Deal includes live and on demand broadcasts of all Palmetto Prep Minutemen home games and playoff games this fall.

Myrtle Beach, SC – Chris Schieman Media is happy to announce a broadcasting deal with Palmetto Prep Academy, starting in Fall 2017.

Under the agreement Chris Schieman Media will broadcast four Palmetto Prep Minutemen home football games, plus all playoff action. Chris Schieman Media will also cover the 2017 East Atlantic Conference (EAC) Championship game in late November.

“I’m thrilled to enter into a partnership with Palmetto Prep,” broadcaster Chris Schieman said. “I learned about their program after they recruited a talented RB, Dyverse Simmons, who I had the opportunity to cover last year at Carolina Forest High School. I look forward to helping expand the visibility of this program and its student-athletes.”

Each game will be broadcast in HD. Each broadcast will include live commentary, player and staff interviews, plus short pre and post-game coverage. Fans will be able to interact with every broadcast using the YouTube live chat.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

August 27: Palmetto Prep vs Golf Coast
September 23: Palmetto Prep vs Louisiana Prep
October 1: Palmetto Prep vs North Georgia
October 15: Palmetto Prep vs Fork Union
November 12: Playoffs TBD
November 19 or 20: 2017 EAC Championship Game

Times will be announced at a later date. Dates subject to change. Each Palmetto Prep home game will be played at Brookland Cayce High School (1300 State St, Cayce, SC 29033).

All of the action will stream, free of charge on the Palmetto Prep YouTube Channel. Subscribe today for the latest information.

Archived games will also be available to view on-demand all season long. YouTube is the streaming provider for all Chris Schieman Media events. Each broadcast will be available on all computers, mobile devices, smart TVs and connected streaming devices.

For more on Chris Schieman Media please visit:

For more on Palmetto Prep please visit:


Chris Schieman Media is a full service broadcasting and marketing production company, covering over 100 sporting events each year. Chris Schieman Media is based in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Unsigned Senior Showcase Camp

Columbia, S.C.

Palmetto Prep Academy will be hosting their second player showcase camp for prospective high school and transfer student-athletes on February 25th. All who are interested in attending the post-graduate program for the fall of 2017 are welcome to attend.

The athletes will be tested in the 40 yard dash, pro agility shuttle, position drills and one on one’s. The cost is $40 per athlete and registration begins at 9:30am. This event will be held at Brookland Cayce High School’s game field in West Columbia, SC. This surface is artificial turf.

All student-athlete’s will register the day of at the gate. A liability waiver will be required during registration.

**Palmetto Prep Academy does not accept student-athletes who have graduated high school later than 2015.**