TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Ten Tallahassee Community College student athletes made things official Tuesday, signing scholarships to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Deion Bute signed a basketball scholarship with Central Connecticut State. On the women's side of the rock, Lindsay John will take her talents to Jacksonville University, while NJCAA First Team All American Lawriell Wilson, who averaged just shy of 22 points this season while grabbing nearly seven rebounds and five assists per game inked with Central Florida.
"When I went on the visit, I felt like it was a family," she said of choosing to continue her career at UCF. "I went there and I felt like the love was genuine and I felt more comfortable than I did on the other visit, so I just amde that decision. I just want to stay down south. I'm not familiar with the North, so Florida was the spot."
Jeanna Prisco, who ran cross country for the Eagles, is headed to the University of Mobile. Kristin Gunter and Elisa Cecchetti will play softball at Alabama State and South Carolina Upstate respectively, while Jordan Curtis and Chris Clark will play baseball for Florida A&M next year. Nick Marchese will play for North Florida, while Hunter Shuff signed with USC Aiken.
There is something bigger than just the wins and losses, we want to see them be successful as students, and athletes and citizens," said athletic director Rob Chaney. "To see these individuals today have the opportunity today to continue on, that's a testament to the coaches job and what they've done."