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Several athletes sign college scholarships

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Eagle's Landing Christian volleyball Mara Green signed with Florida State on Tuesday.

Special Photo Eagle's Landing Christian volleyball Mara Green signed with Florida State on Tuesday.

As the NCAA early signing period comes to a close today, several area players have put their signatures on college scholarships.

Since the first day athletes were allowed to sign their scholarship offers, there have been nine seniors to make their college choices official.

This year’s class has been highlighted by three nationally ranked players in Marcus Hunt, Mariah Stackhouse and Mara Green. Stackhouse and Hunt attend North Clayton and Green is at Eagle’s Landing Christian.

Hunt, a 6-foot-5 basketball player is ranked No. 59 in the country overall by ESPN100, and the No. 14 small forward in this year’s class.

He signed with Georgia Tech last week, which had the No. 15 recruiting class in the country, according to several recruiting services.

Stackhouse is considered one of the top amateur golfers in the country. The Stanford signee played in the U.S. Open this past summer.

Green, who helped lead Eagle’s Landing Christian to its first volleyball state title, signed with Florida State on Tuesday. Green was named the No. 23 best volleyball recruit in the country by prepvolleyball.com

The weeklong early signing period, which ends today, is for all sports except football.

This week, Union Grove first baseman/catcher Michael McClellan signed with defending Southern Conference champion Georgia Southern.

He was one of two baseball players to sign a scholarship. Late last week, Luella ace pitcher Vincent Jackson signed with Tennessee. Jackson teammate Chase Scott will likely sign his scholarship during the spring period. Scott had verbally committed to Tulane.

Union Grove pitcher Travis Bergen has committed to Kennesaw State, but will wait until the spring signing period to sign his letter-of-intent.

Roderick Chandler II of Henry County High signed this week with Barton College in North Carolina. Last season, the 6-foot-7 senior played at New Creation Christian Academy, and averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Strong Rock Christian softball player Katie Shultes signed with West Georgia.

COLLEGE SIGNINGS

Player High School Sport College choice

Roderick Chandler II Henry County Basketball Barton College

Ashlee Cole Forest Park Basketball High Point

Jordan Faciane Morrow Basketball Campbell

Mara Green ELCA Volleyball Florida State

Marcus Hunt North Clayton Basketball Georgia Tech

Vincent Jackson Luella Baseball Tennessee

Michael McClellan Union Grove Baseball Georgia Southern

Precious Person Drew Basketball Rutgers

Katie Shultes Strong Rock Softball West Georgia

Mariah Stackhouse North Clayton Golf Stanford