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National Signing Day (1-5-14)
Updated: Wednesday, February 5 2014, 06:52 PM EST
National Signing Day is one of the most important days in the life of
any young athlete. Here at Erwin High School, the football team had one
of the most prolific seasons in school history. Three of the stars of
that team all signed letters to play in college for next season.
Austin Brown set the Buncombe County record for career passing yards
with nearly 7,800 yards through the air. He will play football at Mars
Hill next season.
Austin Brown says, "Just a good opportunity to have all these good people around you. A good feeling. Comforting to have all these people around us."
Two of Brown's favorite teammates were Jonathan Allen and Kelman Simpson. Both Simpson and Allen will attend UNC-Pembroke.
Kelman Simpson says, "Before my Grandma passed, I made her a promise. I told her how I would continue to push myself and finish school. So it is something I dreamed for back then. Also it's something I promised, and I keep promises."
One of the most well-rounded players in the area is Markevis Davis from
Asheville High. Davis will play for the UNC Charlotte 49ers next
Markevis Davis says, "The opportunity to play Division I football is a dream come true. Since I was a kid, I dreamed about being back there and signing those papers."
Nathan Dalton is one of the best lineman in the state of North Carolina. The East Henderson product will travel to Cullowhee to play for the Western Carolina Catamounts.
Nathan Dalton says, "My goal is to get bigger, faster, and stronger. I'm hoping to start Freshman year. If not, then I definitely want to develop throughout college."
AC Reynolds produced two players who put pen to paper on Wednesday. Chance Towery will go to Youngstown State and Cameron Burton will venture to Lenoir-Rhyne.
Cameron Burton, says "They have won three consecutive SAC championships so they're getting rings. That's also a big thing and a National Championship. I want to go to a winning program, and they know how to do it there."