Signing Day for Trojans

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Signing Day for Trojans

Khamia Lacey, Editor

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On February 6, 2019, many of Daphne High School students signed to colleges for sports. This event was held in Trojan Hall and started around 8:20 am. Signing day is one of the most exciting moments for a student-athlete. This is the first day that a high school senior can sign a National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport. The National Letter of Intent is not affiliated directly to the NCAA. It was created by the Collegiate Commissioners Association to protect both the college and student from either of them backing out.

“Signing day was a very emotional experience seeing all the hard work and effort my friends have put in in these last four years,” Mya Jo Williams said.

Signing the NLI means a student-athlete has committed to one year at a university. But signing an NLI does not mean a students has been admitted into the university.  Schools have other admission requirements that student- athletes must meet in order to be enrolled. There is an early signing period were the first time throughout the year , high school seniors can sign their National Letter of Intent and lock down their scholarship offer.

“I just want to thank my coaches, my family, and my savior,” Christian Williams said.

Regular signing is the period of time in which athletes who have verbal offers from college coaches will make their athletic scholarships by signing their National Letter of Intent. DHS students who signed for soccer are, Jasmine Breckenridge, Marley Smith , and James Comber. Nicole Luther and Madeline Thomas signed for cross country scholarships. Tyler Bailey, William Robinson, Olivia Smith and Emily Hunter signed for Swim and Dive.

Basketball signers are Tia Pickett and Maleah Henderson. In the volleyball category Mackenzie Toxey signed. In the football category Marion Collins, Ronnie Cleveland, Nate Getch, Diego Guajardo, Jamar Mason, Cameron Young , and Christian Williams signed.