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Big Bend, South Georgia athletes sign on day two of the early signing period

Posted at 11:35 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:35:24-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — In South Georgia, a Thomasville duo signed on Thursday in two separate signings.

Abi White is taking her diving talents to James Madison University, while softball stand-out Mallory Fletcher will continue her career at Georgia State.

Both girls are leaving their marks as Lady Dawgs. White finished third in the State her junior year and finished State-runner up her sophomore season.

Fletcher is the first Division One signee for the softball team.

It's a big day for two stellar athletes.

"Really, it was the coach, he and I before we had met my coach and I discussed him, and he sounded like the type of person that I would want to dive for," said White.

"I have so many younger friends and cousins that look up to me," Fletcher said. "It was always my goal to go D1, and I think coming from a small town, it makes it into a bigger picture too, because it's a big deal going D1."

Some signees are staying in their own backyard!

Florida High's Khori Louis will wear garnet and gold at the next level as the volleyball stand-out signed with Florida State.

For Louis, this day has been a long time coming. She's been committed to becoming a Seminole since the eighth grade.

"It's close to home; when I stepped foot in that gym, it was just a family atmosphere," said Louis. "I really enjoyed the visit I had. It was just amazing. The team, the coaches, and everybody."

Louis is not the only Seminole to sign.

Girl's hoops star Jordan Rosier inked with South Alabama, while boys basketball standouts Javian Mosley and Makai Willis will play for Mercer and Fairfield University, respectively.

One of the most dominant track and field athletes in the nation made it official with the University of Cincinnati, the three-time defending AAU long jump National champion Nadia Collins signed with her family and friends by her side.

Collins credits this day to her coaches, pushing her every step of the way to make her dreams come true.

"My coaching staff has prepared me for this moment for my whole life," Collins said. "I was just lucky enough that they're also my AAU coaches, so the bond, the family, I trust my coaches, I know they're not leading me astray. And I just feel honored to be here and have such a strong village behind me."

Congrats to all our athletes!