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Football athletes sign with college programs during 2023 National Signing Period

First day was Wednesday, Feb. 1
National Signing Day
Posted at 8:53 AM, Feb 01, 2023

(WTXL) — Wednesday was the first day of the 2023 National Signing Period for prospective high school and junior college football players.

Prospective football players may sign national letters of intent with NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and Division II programs starting Wednesday.

Athletes that compete in other sports are expected to sign.

The regular football signing period for Division I is through Saturday, April 1, 2023, while Division II is through Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023.

WTXL ABC 27 Sports Director Alison Posey and Sports Reporter Kyle Logan provided coverage across Florida’s Big Bend and south Georgia.

The following are expected signings:

BROOKWOOD

Tyler Cleveland – University of the Cumberlands, Destin Moore – Virginia Military Institute, Ava Cauley – (clay target shooting) Auburn

THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL

Quincy Clark, TJ Sanders – University of Pikeville, Dezmond Jones – Clark Atlanta, Javion Revels – Valdosta State, Riley Frasu - Valdosta State (preferred walk-on), Tyler Floyd - Peru State College

THOMASVILLE

Evan Wynn – Clark Atlanta, Monleth Perkins – Greensboro College, DJ Thurman – Gordon State

Football athletes sign with college programs during 2023 National Signing Period

NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN

Traylon Ray – West Virginia

LOWNDES

Ronnie Davis – Thomas University, Elijah Colvin – Valdosta State, Andru Ray – Reinhardt, Drew Marshall – Lane College

RICKARDS

Rico Watkins – East Carolina, Arnnell Person – Miles College, Daviyon Thomas – Ottawa University, Rashard Mack – Wilmington College, Kelvontae Gilley, David Laws - North Carolina Wesleyan, Jakari Winters – Central Georgia Technical College

MACLAY

Michael Grant – Florida State (preferred walk-on)

Football athletes sign with college programs during 2023 National Signing Period

WAKULLA

Todd Williams – University of Delaware, Andrew Huntsberger – Waynesburg University, DeAndre Strong – St. Thomas University

ST. JOHN PAUL II

Avery Howard – North Alabama, Markel James – Middle Tennessee, Rickey Ransom – Valdosta State, Patti Patterson (golf) – Murray State

GADSDEN COUNTY

Cedric Byrd – Florida A&M, Tay’Marius Clemons – Highland Community College, Saivion Kenon – Coffeyville Community College

FLORIDA HIGH

Donovan Barnes – West Florida, Chris Cotton – North Alabama, Eli Williams – Clark Atlanta, Rhyder Poppell – Citadel, Tay Young – Warner, Vigus “DJ” Broxton – St. Thomas University

CHILES

Trent Lovett – Coffeyville Community College, Tre Jones – Coffeyville Community College, Rayqwon Smith – Tennessee State University, Matthew McQueen – West Florida, Bryce Jevyak (baseball) – West Alabama, Taylor Bell (golf) – Florida A&M

LANIER COUNTY

Jamir Glenn – Point University, Daniel Cruz – Arkansas Baptist

BROOKS COUNTY

Kamari Blankumsee, Jamal Sanders – Fort Valley State University, Savion Cason, Jeremiah Henderson, Jaden Corena – Thomas University

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Juvon Pettway – Clark Atlanta

VALDOSTA

Jalen Whitehead – Clark Atlanta, Jarius Curry – Berry College, De’Andre Boykinds – Fort Valley State, Nehemiah Dennis – Thomas University, Grayson Leavy – Valdosta State, Ahmad Denson – Coffeyville Community College, TJ Morrison – Reinhardt University

MUNROE
DJ Johnson - Duquesne

CLINCH COUNTY

Danny Fountain – Peru University, Levi Reliford – Thomas University

LEON (Thursday)
Malek Jackson - Clark Atlanta, Mikael Myrick - Tuskegee

Two Leon football players sign letters of intent Thursday

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Justin Bostic; defensive back, Palm Beach Central High School; Wellington, Florida

Information courtesy of Florida A&M University athletics

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Dylan Brown-Turner; linebacker, South Oak Cliff High School; Dallas, Texas

Information courtesy of Florida State University athletics

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Jonah Allen; placekicker and punter, Pierce County High School; Blackshear, Georgia.

Josiah Anderson; linebacker, Tattnall County High School' Glennville, Georgia

Ameir Bellamy; offensive lineman, Central High School; Phenix City, Alabama

Elijah Colvin; linebacker, Lowndes High School; Valdosta, Georgia

Antonio Culbreth; defensive lineman, Dougherty County High School; Albany, Georgia
Jacob Dorn; defensive lineman, Saginaw Valley State via St. Johns High School; St. Johns, Michigan

Brandon Golden; offensive lineman, Georgia Military College via Central High School; Phenix City, Alabama

Harrison Hansley; tight end, Independence Community College via Valwood High School; Valdosta, Georgia

Jamari Haynes; wide receiver, Plantation High School; Sunrise, Florida

Kamari Hollis; defensive back, Pelham High School; Helena, Alabama

Isaiah Huff; offensive lineman, Eustis High School; Leesburg, Florida

De'Avion Hughes; defensive back, Lakeland Christian High School; Mulberry, Florida

Grayson Leavy; placekicker/punter and tight end, Valdosta High School; Valdosta Georgia

Earl Kyle; tight end, Kennesaw Mountain High School; Kennesaw, Georgia

Solomon Leslie; running back, Loganville High School; Loganville, Georgia

Jalen McKay; defensive lineman, Eustis High School; Tavares, Florida

Ty Merkle; defensive lineman, Durant High School; Valrico, Florida

Nikitas Ots; offensive lineman, William R. Boone High School; Kissimmee, Florida

Julius Pascal; defensive back, Dr. Krop High School; Miami, Florida

Devin Pein; defensive lineman, St. Thomas Aquinas High School; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rickey Ransom; defensive back, Saint John Paul II Catholic High School, Midway, Florida

Mason Roberts; offensive lineman, Coffee High School; Douglas, Georgia

Bryant Siravo; wide receiver, New Smyrna Beach High School; New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Camron Smith; running back, Baker County High School; Macclenny, Florida

Tavales Thomas; defensive back, Ed White High School; Jacksonville, Florida

Jye Thompson; tight end, Yulee High School; Yulee, Florida

Chris Turner; quarterback, Yulee High School, Yulee, Florida

Information courtesy of Valdosta State University athletics