Although most high school football players made their college choices known long ago, it all becomes official Wednesday on National Signing Day.
The day’s developments of note included Pendleton DE Brad Johnson picking South Carolina over Virginia Tech and Grayson (GA) High School four-star athlete Jamyest Williams selected the Gamecocks over Georgia.
The annual ritual has spawned signing ceremonies at schools and just about every college program are doing shows on their websites or, in some cases, being part of shows on cable networks, as well as throwing lavish parties to celebrate a new crop of talent.
As of early afternoon Wednesday, there were no changes in terms of those verbally committed to Clemson or South Carolina.
Clemson announced a signing class of 15 that’s rated 13th by 247 Sports and includes the nation’s top quarterback prospect, Hunter Johnson, who enrolled in January.
Pendleton defensive end Brad Johnson signed with USC. Johnson was also considering Virginia Tech.
Johnson joins a Gamecocks class of more than 20 that includes several other area prospects like Union County wide receiver Shi Smith and Wren quarterback Jay Urich.
They are rated in the top 25 of classes by several services.
Also notable on signing day: Limestone head coach Mike Fuery had his friend and former All Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson come to the Gaffney campus to host the school’s Signing Day webscast.
Among other area athletes signing letters of intent Wednesday:Mauldin Katie Colwick, soccer, Winthrop UniversityJared Gulden, soccer, University of South CarolinaDrequan Harris, football, Newberry CollegeBrian Munson, soccer, University of South CarolinaHanna
Corbin Dorsey Girls Tennis University of Tampa
Matthew Justice Lacrosse Brevard College
Shai Thomas Football Gardner Webb University
Tiras Williams Football Elon University
Tyrese Ford Football North Greenville
Carl Brophy Soccer Erskine
Caroline Embler Soccer Valdosta StateSpartanburg
Grady Thomas, Football, W. CarolinaLaurens
Summie Carlay, Football, S. Carolina
Jalen Walker, Football, C. Carolina
Hunter Medlin, Footbal, N. Greenville
Lamonzeia Mosley, Football, NewberryWoodmont
Davonne Bowen, Football, S. CarolinaWren
Jay Urich, Football, S. CarolinaUnion Co.
Shi Smith, Football, S. CarolinaChapman
Xavier Garner, Football, Limestone
Tashuan Wallace, Football, Newberry
Bryce Painter, Football, NewberryCCES
Zackary Idris – Davidson (football)
Wes Quattlebaum – Clemson (tennis)
Ryan Putman – Brown (football)Daniel
|Beau Thompson||Baseball||Patrick Henry College|
|Nick Taylor||Baseball||Averett University (Danville, Virginia)|
|Will Swinney||Football||Clemson University|
|Miles Turmon||Football||North Carolina Central|
Westside (All Football)
Lummie Young – Duke
Jackson Williamson – Miami of Ohio
Malik Blassingame – NC A&T
Victor Garrett – Fort Union Military Academy
Ronny Walls – Lenoir-Rhyne
Dionte Osbey – Pikeville University
Nick Burton – Gilford CollegeGreer
Noah Hanna, Football, App. State
Alex Syphert, Football, S.C. StateDormanGIRLS BASKETBALL:
Jasmine Webb Converse College
Katie Swad Erskine College
Morrison Trnavsky Furman University SWIMMING:
Michaela Rogers Boston University
Ben Bernstein Lenoir Rhyne University
Jalen Fowler North Carolina A&T University
Andrew Storch University of the CumberlandsBoiling Springs High School
- Bridgett Sewell, North Greenville University, Lacrosse
- Chad Gardner, Wofford College, Football
- Chris Evans, Coastal Carolina University, Football
- Donavan Anderson, Wofford College, Football
- Grayson Atkins, Furman, Football
- Joseph Gregory, Limestone College, Football
- Justin Brasher, Erskine College, Baseball
- Kelli Ward, Newberry College, Soccer
- Mason Streater, University of South Carolina, Baseball
- Michael Bollinger, Liberty University, Football
- Mikail Coleman, SC State University, Football
- Savannah Gregg, Davis and Elkins College, Lacrosse
- Trey Jones, Limestone College, Football
- Will Brown, Clemson University, Football
Chesnee High School
- Mackenzie Fogle, Converse College, Track
- Hannah Houge, Erskine College, Softball
- Abby Harris, Lander University, Softball
- Tanner Wofford, Coker College, Baseball