National signing day is usually the first Wednesday of February. It is when high school athletes decide where they want to go to play for the next four years of their lives. High school athletes from all across the country participate in this event.
Once you sign your letter of intent, there is no turning back. You cannot leave that college once you sign, so it is important that you choose the right school. There were a total of 18 athletes from East Forsyth who signed. It is a tough time for athletes as they decide where they want to spend the next four years. It is also extremely hard to pick between schools, because every school offers something that another doesn’t.
The football players that signed were: Brian Gentry (Morgan State University), Logan Howard (Western Carolina University), Bryce Simmons (Davidson College), Gabe Price (Wingate University), Deston Thorton (Johnson C. Smith), Karson Sharpe (Guilford College), and Quentin McCray (Limestone College). When Simmons was asked why he chose Davidson College, he answered, “The reason I chose Davidson is because of the academic excellence that Davidson is known for and the good atmosphere that surrounds the football program.”
The Lacrosse signees include: Aaron Parrish (Guilford College), Victor Marsden (Essex college), Gabby Fagan (Davis and Elkins College), Savannah Stanford (Davis and Elkins College).
The baseball signees include: Jamey May and Matt Hailey (Belmont-Abbey College). When May was asked why he chose Belmon-Abbey College he replied, “ The campus was what I was looking for and the school is in a great location.”
Women’s soccer signees include: Rebecca Overman (Western Carolina University), Kendra Perley (High Point University), Madi Huckabee (Tusculum College), Kateland McDade (Tusculum College). Softball: Kiersten Berrier (University of North Carolina Charlotte).