Eighteen area athletes sign National Letters of Intent

On the local sports scene, National Signing Day produced few surprises but lots of smile as Grand Strand-area fall athletes finalized their college plans.

Eighteen seniors from schools in the Grand Strand Sports Report coverage area signed National Letters Of Intent with the colleges of their choices, many of which had already been made since the end of the fall sports season. Sixteen signees were for football and the other two in women’s soccer.

Myrtle Beach had six announce college plans, including five for football – DB Chocolate Wilson (Marshall), LB/WR Renard Pointer (Fairmont State), LB Sean Michael Orcutt (Limestone), WR/DB Trell Harrell (Highland CC) and K Max Huggins, who will attend South Carolina as a preferred walk-on. Fellow soccer player Mary Beth Hervig signed to play at Limestone.

Limestone’s upstart football program was a popular choice among local gridiron standouts, especially at Socastee, where three Braves committed to play – RB/LB Adam Crane, DE/TE Dakota Morgan and DB Zach Hyde. Running back Tommy Lazaroff signed to play at The Citadel.

Three Carolina Forest products are also bound for the Lowcountry – RB Harold Atkinson (SC State), LB Kyle Rice and women’s soccer player Erica Gazzani (Charleston Southern).

Conway had three football players sign – QB Mykal Moody (East Carolina), Jaquail Crosland (Limestone) and WR Malcolm Green (Hutchinson CC in Kansas). The trio accounted for almost all of the Tigers’ yards and touchdowns last season.

North Myrtle Beach had two players sign after helping turn the Chiefs’ football program around in their senior seasons. DB Eric Baker plans to play at the US Naval Academy and DE Jahlen Livingston is bound for Newberry.

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