National Signing Day
Lakelands young football stars make their college picks
Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:07 AM
Wednesday was a big day for seven Lakelands football stars, as they began the next chapters of their gridiron careers by signing national letters of intent on National Signing Day.
Saluda High School defensive lineman Dexter Wideman announces Wednesday his intent to sign with the University of South Carolina.
(Jordan Anders | Index-Journal)
Saluda High School defensive tackle Dexter Wideman was the most sought-after prize of the day, as multiple media outlets descended on Saluda to see if he would choose the University of South Carolina, or stick with his original verbal commitment to national champion Florida State.
In the end, Wideman chose to become a Gamecock, while fellow lineman Kwamelle Barnes signed on to play at South Carolina State.
At Greenwood, kicker Jon Croft Hollingsworth inked his letter to play at Furman before running back/defensiveback Octavious Morgan took to the table to make official his intent to play at Butler Community College in Kansas.
McCormick, Abbeville and Ware Shoals each had one signee apiece on the first day of the signing period. McCormick's Kenneth Gunter signed to play at Benedict, while Abbeville's Martavious Jones officially signed with Limestone.
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