Local recruits headed off to college

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

Fred Odom — 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

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 Orms— 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