A number of fall sports student-athletes from Stephens County High School are headed to the next level in their athletic careers.
The athletes signed Monday at the Currahee Arena at Stephens County High School.
Four of those to sign Monday were football players.
Quarterback Dionte Mayfield will play next year at LaGrange College.
He said he is looking forward to playing in their program.
“They have a good system, a spread offense,” said Mayfield, who said he would like that.
Mayfield said he wants to study sports medicine.
Meanwhile, defensive lineman B.J. Brown will attend Emory and Henry University in southwestern Virginia.
He said the school just felt like a good fit for him.
“The coaches came and connected with me,” said Brown, who also liked the campus a lot.
Brown said he wants to study business.
Kicker Matt Moon signed Monday to play at Reinhardt University.
He said he is looking forward to helping get that school’s new football program off the ground.
“It was an opportunity for me,” said Moon. “I just wanted an opportunity.”
Moon said he is still considering areas of study.
Wide receiver Tomas Colbert will be headed to Kansas next year to play at Independence Community College.
He said he is ready to play at the next level.
“I talked to the coach and they liked me and it is a way I can be successful in football,” said Colbert.
Other fall sport athletes joined the football players.
Softball player Brittany Cannon signed to play at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
She said she is ready to go to ABAC.
“They have a great nursing program,” said Cannon. “That is what I want to do.”
Cannon said they also have a strong softball program.
Meanwhile, cross-country runner Patricia Young signed with Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Young said a number of things attracted to the school, which has a new cross country program.
“It is a Christian college and I want to do youth ministry, so I am double majoring in that and bible,” said Young.
In addition, Stephens County High School said that Jordan Black will sign at Truett-McConnell College to run cross-country and Allison Gunn is signing to play softball at Brenau University. They were not in attendance Monday.