Signings and more signings as early period continues
The early signing period for college athletics — all sports other than football — continues through Wednesday but let’s take a moment to get everybody up to date.
There have been several other players sign since my initial report on Wednesday, the first day of the weeklong early period. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Harold Doby, a 6-foot-6 swingman, became the third member of Georgia State’s 2010 class when he signed with the Panthers on Thursday. Doby averaged 21.1 points and 12.5 rebounds for Laney High as a junior last season. He joins DeVonta White (Roswell/Centennial HS) and Javonte Maynor (Snellville/South Gwinnett), who signed Wednesday.
- Jordan McRae, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Liberty County High down in Hinesville, signed with the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday. McRae averaged 22.3 points per game as a junior. McEachern’s Trae Golden has committed to the Vols, too, but won’t sign until Tuesday.
- Rion Brown, McRae’s Liberty County teammate and also a 6-5 shooting guard, signed with the Miami Hurricans during the same ceremony.
- Khaalidah Miller, a 5-foot-9 guard at Atlanta’s Douglass High School, signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Bulldogs of Georgia. Miller, a four-year starter who averaged 21 points a game as a junior, is the highest ranked girls basketball prospect in Georgia. She’s considered No. 33 overall and the No. 7 guard by All-Star Girls’ Report. Miller joins center Arieal Johnson and point guard Ronika Ransford in the 2010 class.
- Two players from Decatur’s Columbia High School signed on the dotted line Friday morning. Jershon Cobb, a 6-foot-4 combo-guard who averaged 22 points a game last season, sent a signed LOI to Northwestern University. Sam Mike, a 6-foot-7 center, inked with Georgia Southern. Mike averaged 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks a game for the Eagles.
- Briana Williams, an all-state guard at Henry County High, signed a basketball scholarship with Mercer. She averaged 18.9 points last season.
- Emily Schultz of St. Pius High signed a volleyball scholarship with the College of Charleston. Also a track and field standout, Schultz was named the 1-AAA Area Player of the Year this past season.
- Kelsie Mattox of Alpharetta High signed to play softball for Western Kentucky. Mattow, a senior shortstop, is an all-region player and a two-time MVP for her team.
- Adam Frazier, a shortstop at Oconee High School, signed on to play baseball at Mississippi State. He hit .510 as a junior last season.
- A trio of Atlanta student-athletes signed softball scholarships with Georgia Tech this week: P Lindsey Anderson of Johns Creek, OH/IF Hayley Downs of Grayson and C Alysha Rudnik of Buford. Anderson was 5-AAA Player of the Year with a 0.76 ERA, Downs hit .425 and Rudnik hit .470 with 6 home runs to help the Lady Wolves win the state championship.
- Jamee Carnes, a two-time all-state player at Gainesville, signed with a basketball scholarship at Wake Forest.
- Brookwood’s Julia Westbrook signed a softball scholarship with Georgia.
- Domonique Miller of Duluth signed a basketball scholarship with Stetson.