15 Sumter athletes expected to pick schools on National Signing Day

BY DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 2/6/18

The edition of the early signing day for college football in December this year has taken the edge off of the historical National Signing Day of the first Wednesday in February for Power Five …

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15 Sumter athletes expected to pick schools on National Signing Day

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOLee Central running back Demetrius DuBose (4) will be signing to play college football with South Carolina State on Wednesday along with defensive lineman teammate Deontae Lowery and Crestwood defensive lineman Christopher Simon.
SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO
Lee Central running back Demetrius DuBose (4) will be signing to play college football with South Carolina State on Wednesday along with defensive lineman teammate Deontae Lowery and Crestwood defensive lineman Christopher Simon.
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The edition of the early signing day for college football in December this year has taken the edge off of the historical National Signing Day of the first Wednesday in February for Power Five conference schools with a few exceptions.

For the rest of college football at all levels though, this Wednesday is going to be a busy one. That will certainly be the case locally, and not just in football, but in men's basketball, men's soccer and volleyball.

Eleven local football players will be signing, but the top signee in regards to classification will be in basketball. Sumter High School's Isiah Moore will officially sign with NCAA Division I school College of Charleston.

In football though, South Carolina State University will reap the harvest of three local players signing on Wednesday. Lee Central High School running back and defensive lineman Deontae Lowery and Crestwood Shrine Bowl defensive lineman Christopher Simon will sign with the Football Championship Subdivision school locatd in Orangeburg.

Four players will be signing with Division II schools. Robert E. Lee Academy quarterback Bryce Barrett will be signing with North Greenville Univesity in Tigerville, while teammate and offensive lineman Billy Jackson will sign with Newberry College. Crestwood North-South linebacker Camron Blanding will be inking with Limestone College in Gaffney and Lee Central offensive lineman Cullen McCabe will sign with Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina

Two Sumter High football players are set to sign with Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, and another is considering Highland. Defensive lineman Jonathan Butler and quarterback Zykiem Jackson are expected to sign with Highland. Defensive lineman Ronald McGee is considering Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas, and North Carolina Pembroke, a 4-year DII independent.

The two soccer players signing are from Sumter High. Travis Disher and Thomas Koty will be signing with Division II Coker College in Hartsville.

The volleyball player signing is Kaitlyn Odom from Robert E. Lee. She will sign with Newberry.