Dozens of Rockdale student athletes accept college scholarships on National Signing Day

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Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) marked National Signing Day on Feb. 1 with dozens of accomplished student-athletes from Salem High School, Rockdale County High School and Heritage High School announcing their acceptance of college athletic scholarships.

Salem High School (SHS) had three student-athletes who signed letters of commitment to play football, and at least two more football players are expected to announce their college commitments in the coming weeks. Pictured, approximately left to right: SHS Athletic Director Coach Darren Wilkins, Darryl Carter (University of Arkansas Pine Bluffs) and parents Crystal and Darryl Carter Sr., DeMorreal “Mo” Burnam (Indiana University) and mother Rhonda Ward, Toney Smith (Highland Community College in Kansas) and parents Charlie Smith and Alicia Appleberry, RCPS Chief Officer for Safe Schools and Student Affairs Dr. Garrett Brundage, RCPS Athletic Coordinator/Athletic Trainier Kechia Rowles, SHS Football Coach Jarrett Laws.
Rockdale County High School (RCHS) celebrated 16 student-athletes committing to play at colleges including the U.S. Air Force Academy, Florida State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Pictured left to right: Cameron Turner (football University of North Alabama), Cordarrian Hartsfield (football Antelope Valley College in California), Andrew Turner (football Plymouth State University in New Hampshire), Jaylin Turner (baseball Coastal Alabama Community College), Jamichael Baldwin (football Savannah State University), Walter Collins (football Antelope Valley College in California), Kevin Barham (baseball Georgia Highlands College), Sydney Driver (softball Emmanuel College), Shane Woodruff (soccer U.S. Air Force Academy), Ashley Mancuso (soccer Berry College), Myles Blocker (baseball Southern University and A&M in Louisiana), Dax Willette (cross country Savannah College of Art and Design), Mytavious Carrgan (football Highland Community College in Kansas), Chad Henry (football Southern Sports Academy), Gerry Clennon (football Ridgewater College in Minnesota); athletes pictured with RCHS Principal Frank Daniels. Not pictured: Cortney Jones (track, Florida State University).
Heritage High School (HHS) had eight college-bound football and soccer seniors sign letters of intent on Feb. 1. Pictured (left to right, front to back): Kylie Kersh (soccer, Huntingdon College in Alabama), Anthony Cook (football, Garden City Community College in Kansas), Maddy Adams (soccer, Gordon State College); Wallace Cowins (football, Georgia Military College), Adeolu Adeleke (football, Kennesaw State University), Corey Moore (football, Highland Community College in Kansas), Cam Williams (football, Iowa Central College). Not pictured: Malik Howard (football, Berry College).

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