Signing Day: CF’s Yurachek tops list of 11 local signees

cffoot-10catchCarolina Forest senior Ryan Yurachek could play college ball in any of his three favorite sports, and at any number of schools.

But his heart is on the football field – and with the Marshall Thundering Herd. He made it official on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, becoming the only Grand Strand athlete to sign a full scholarship with an FBS program.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end also has experienced success on the basketball court and baseball diamond for the Panthers. Yurachek had interest in all three sports but verbally committed to play football for Marshall last year.

Also signing with FCS power Clemson was Socastee quarterback Hunter Renfrow, who will be a preferred walk-on for the Tigers. Renfrow, who rushed and passed for more than 2,300 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, passed up offers from smaller schools. He will make the transition to receiver at Clemson.

Socastee backfield-mate Delano Walters also signed as a walk-on but decided to stay closer to home. Walters, who accounted for more than 1,600 and 16 TDs last season for the 12-1 Braves, also opted to follow his heart – and Highway 544 – for the chance to play at Coastal.

Myrtle Beach offensive lineman Hunter Floyd also will walk on at Coastal, and defensive lineman Cordell Brown signed with FCS school South Carolina State. Conway offensive lineman Sam Hall will play in the Big South by signing with Newberry College.

North Myrtle Beach had four players sign with small schools – running back Delonzo Williams and wide receiver/defensive back Cameron Gore signed with Division II Limestone,  WR/DB Tyrique Robinson (Tusculum) and DB Jordan Perry (Pikeville). St. James quarterback Josh Roper also signed with Pikeville and Socastee linebacker Stephen Johnston chose Limestone.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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