Happy Early Signing Period: Six NFC Eagles Sign Wednesday, Valdosta Golfer Joins History

Posted at 12:59 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 00:59:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - At North Florida Christian, garnet and gold was in the air. The Eagles celebrated six signings, and four of those six? They'll stay right here in Tallahassee to play for the Seminoles.

Chloe Culp, recruited as a catcher and first baseman, signed with the Seminole softball team, while Brandon Walker, JD Tease, and Josiah Miller signed to play baseball at Dick Howser next season.

"I'm so excited. I feel so blessed just to have the people that support me," said Culp. "I'm so excited I get to be coached by like the ebst coaches in the nation. Those three are literally amazing and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.

"It's awesome. It felt great!" exclaimed Brandon Walker, who will be a two way player for the Noles. "Once in a lifetime experience. Great to do it today.

"All my hard work really paid off to sign next to a bunch of people like Brandon, JD, Carson, it's great," said Josiah Miller, who said signed to play at Florida State was a goal since seeing former Lincoln teammate Austin Pollack sign a few years back. "It's really an honor."

"Obviously any kid who grows up in Tallahassee wants to be an FSU Seminole," smiled JD Tease. "Ever since I started playing baseball it's all I could dream about."

Major Posey, another Eagle baseball player, is taking his pitching talents to Orlando, where he'll suit up for the University of Central Florida.

"It's awesome. Something you dream about since you were little," said Major Posey. "Can't explain it. Coach Lovelady, Coach Klosterman, really made me feel at home. They all went on my visit with me, it wasn't just one coach. I feel in love with the place. It's just a family."

Carson Neal signed with Valdosta State Wednesday after falling in love with the Blazer program.

"It was a great experience. A lot of hard work paid off," he said. "All of us have been working together since we've known each other. Like eight years. It just fun being able to play with all these guys all the time.

There were several signings at Chiles. Kelsey Mead and Aly Freeland, volleyball standouts, signed with Austin Peay and Embry Riddle respectively.

Softball players Dani Bauer, Haley Bond, and Abbie Townley inked with Charleston Southern, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Southern Union State.

Kaelyn Bowie, Ryland Sun, and Rainey Vause signed with Brown, Florida State, and Virginia Tech for swim and dive, with Hayden Smith signed a golf scholarship with Valdosta State.

At Valdosta High School, Padgett Chitty became just the second female in school history to sign a Division I golf scholarship when she signed with Central Michigan.