National Signing Day | HS Sports
Nelson Agholor took the microphone and had the national stage on ESPN and in coaches offices at Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern Cal.
In this crazy era of recruiting and Twitter, Agholor kept quiet his college choice. Then he pulled a USC hat from below the table and announced his intention to play for the Trojans.
"I always loved Southern Cal," Agholor said. "and I decided I wanted my dream to come true and be a Trojan."
Agholor was not alone at Berkeley Prep. Linebacker Schyler Miles signed with Kansas and defensive end Reggie Barnes accepted a scholarship to the Air Force Academy.
Plant produced their usual haul of Division I signees. Cornerback Antonio Crawford signed with Miami after getting a late offer from the Hurricanes after nearly a year of being committed to Georgia Tech.
Wide receiver Austin Aikens signed with Western Kentucky. Safety Drew Madhu will play for Stanford. Linebacker Tate Rogers signed with Vanderbilt. Offensive lineman Nathan Shienle head to Tulane. Cornerback Keenan Stalls will play at Kent State. Quarterback James Few and linebacker Mike Tate will remain teammates at Cornell.
Gary Simon got a big surprise a couple weeks ago when Oklahoma offered. The Gibbs cornerback signed with the Sooners over Iowa State and Arkansas, and Simon will play basketball as well. Defensive lineman Albert McCoy signed with Buffalo.
At Jefferson High School six football players signed national letters of intent to play at the college level. It was an emotional ceremony filled with tears. Among the signees was Adrian Jenkins who signed with Florida International and Tyriq McCord who signed with the University of Miami.
At Hillsborough High School, four student athletes were honored. Football players Earl Moore and Anthony Brown both signed to play at Division I Universities. Moore will play for the University of Miami in the Fall and Brown will play with the Purdue Boilermakers. Tennis player Jack Murphy will attend The University of Miami and soccer player Alisha Espinosa who will attend Southeastern.
At Pinellas Park Jeremi Powell signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Florida. Powell told 10 News he was so nervous he could barely sign his letter because he was shaking so hard. He looks forward to playing under Gators head coach Will Muschamp and joining Lakewood High School recruit Dante Fowler at "The Swamp."
Armwood High School celebrated 11 college signings today, ten of them football players. Staying close to home will be Jarvis McCall who signed with USF while star running back Matt Jones will be heading to the University of Florida in Gainesville. Cody Waldrop and Kevin McCoy will play their college football in the SEC, Waldrop as a South Carolina Gamecock and McCoy as a Vanderbilt Commodore. Eric Striker will play at the University of Oklahoma, Sheldon Lewinson will play at Wake Forest, Brandon teeling signed with Samford and Allen Covington is headed to Toledo. Keionne Baines is headed to Akron and Cameron Dees will attend marshall. Also signing a scholarship today was Amer Duncan who will attend the University of Tampa for Cross Country.
After starring for four years at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Rayshawn Jenkins will be taking his talents to Miami next season to play for the Hurricanes. Jenkins will join fellow Bay Area products in Antonio Crawford from Plant, Gray Crow from Countryside, Earl Monrow from Hillsborough High, and Tyriq McCord from Jefferson. Its unclear if Jenkins will play safety or perhaps move to another position at the 'U.' Either way, Jenkins will join 31 other signees today who are looking to bring Miami back to the national spotlight.
Click on the video links to see each our our area signees today.