Local recruits headed off to college

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Wednesday was the start of National Signing Day for athletes around the country. Here is a list of local athletes who signed their letter of intent.


Ryan Kay--Troy

Darien Copeland--UAB (Soccer)


Brandon Barrett -- Union College

Christian Reeves -- Virginia Tech

Matt Rochell -- Air Force Academy

Tanner Rogers -- Charleston Southern

Avery Walls -- California*

Lauren Teknipp -- Michigan (volleyball)

Ellis Fields -- East Georgia (softball)

Jana Eady -- Kennesaw State (soccer)

* Avery Walls has enrolled early at California.

+ ELCA will hold its official signing day on Thursday.

Forest Park

Dominique Webb--North West Missouri State

Stefan Clark--Atlanta Sports Academy

James Polit--Atlanta Sports Academy

Andreas Elias--Atlanta Sports Academy


Mubarak Bin-asadi -- Atlanta Sports Academy

Vic Hardison -- Savannah State

Lamont Hardy -- Arizona Western Junior College

Tyler Hunt -- Fort Valley State

Daniel Ormsby -- Dean College

Nic Smith -- Clark Atlanta

Josh Walker -- Tuskegee

David Washington -- Kentucky

Jevon Watson -- Fort Valley State

Leander Williams -- Georgia Southern


Tafarie Hodge -- Pikeville Collge (KY)

Chaz Walker -- Pikeville College (KY)


Darien Wright -- Gattaca Junior College

Daemon Garvin -- Clark Atlanta

Amun Carter- Clark Atlanta

Sayyid Clemons- Clark Atlanta

Ishmael Kaikai- College of the Siskiyous

Joe Koon- Gattaca Junior College

Mt. Zion

Josh King -- Georgia Southern

Quartterrio Morgan -- Western Kentucky

Austin Smith -- South Carolina State

Nic Thrasher -- Tennessee State

North Clayton:

Jack Edem--Tennessee State

Amarlo Herrera--Georgia

Michael Ross--Delta State


D.J. Beard -- Navy

Tre McBride -- William and Mary

Ra'Chard Pippens -- Stanford


Sha'Ron Anthony -- Tusculum

Spencer Hall -- Tusculum

Harrison Hilton -- Highland Junior College

Marquez Hodo -- Charleston Southern

Isaiah Johnson -- Savannah State

Tai Owens -- Rhodes College

Rico Penn -- Tusculum

Marcellas Pope -- Charleston Southern


Merlon Jones -- Savannah State

Caushaud Lyons -- Tusculum

Marquiste Mason -- Tuskegee

Union Grove

Ed Wilkins--Southern Miss