Area students sign to colleges

By Thomas Grant Jr.

Irmo’s two high schools had a busy National Signing Day.

Irmo and Dutch Fork both had 21 seniors recognized after signing their respective letters of intent. Even early signees like future University of Georgia shortstop Precious Bross took park in the ceremony held at Irmo High School.

Most of the signees were for football with seniors signing with Football Bowl Subdivision schools like Oklahoma State (Jaden Allen-Hendrix) and in-state Football Championship Subdivision schools such as South Carolina State (Tyler Jones) and The Citadel (Terrance Wells).

The spring signing period will begin in April.

Local signees:

Dutch Fork

Terrance Wells (football) – The Citadel

Camden Myers (football) – Western Carolina

Trenton Lodge (football) – Johnson C Smith University

Dakota Jordan (football) – Anderson University

Tyler Jones (football) – South Carolina State University

Jadon Cook (football) – Catawba College

Grant Dupree (lacrosse) – Limestone University

Ashley Grogan (lacrosse) – Converse University


Payton McNeely (lacrosse) – Coker University

Lyrical Bennett (softball) – Campbell University

Precious Bross (softball) – University of Georgia

Emmanuel Gadson (swimming) – Cornell University

Caleb Alexander (football) – Lenior-Rhyne University

Jaden Allen-Hendrix (football) – Oklahoma State University

Ja’Vares Brown (football) – Benedict College

Demarkio Campbell (football) – Hutchinson Community College

Jylil Favor (football) – Catawba College

Bryant Ham Jr. (football) – Coastal Carolina

Marquell Lewis (football) – Union College (Kentucky)

Telvin Smith (football) – Union College (Kentucky)

Elijah Williams (football) – Union College (Kentucky)

Photos courtesy of Dutch Fork High School and Irmo High School