Most of the attention on National Signing Day focuses on football, but other athletes around the Lowcountry also will be signing letters of intent today.
Fort Dorchester soccer standouts Wes Eads and Devin L'Amoreaux will take part in a signing ceremony at their school this morning. Both seniors will sign with the University of South Carolina.
Eads led the state in scoring last spring with 89 points in 22 games. He scored 39 goals and added 11 assists. L'Amoreaux was fifth in the state with 58 points. He scored 21 goals and added 16 assists.
Connor Bauknight, another Fort Dorchester soccer player, will sign with Wofford.
Chris Jones, the new soccer coach at Fort Dorchester, couldn't have arrived at a better time.
"I'm fortunate to take over at this time," said Jones, who coached at Ashley Ridge High last year. "We're ranked No. 5 in the state preseason poll, and that's a heckuva place to start."
The Patriots also have two girls who will sign soccer scholarships. Taylor Simmons is headed for USC Aiken, and Rachel Nobbs will play at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.
Pinewood Prep girls soccer standouts Courtney Angotti-Smith and Taylor Darling will sign with USC and The Citadel, respectively.
Flagg a Hoya
Gerverus Flagg will sign to play football for Georgetown University. The lineman attends Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy. He attended Charleston Day School and Porter-Gaud.
His father, William Patterson, played for Burke in the 1990s.
Long to East Carolina
Fort Dorchester quarterback Ethan Long has committed to East Carolina University and will sign today.
The 6-4 senior was voted the Patriots' team MVP after passing for 2,712 yards and 29 touchdowns, completing 215 of 370 attempts.
Wando offensive lineman Tyler Stasky will sign with Presbyterian today, while quarterback Josh Walker will sign with Newberry.
A 6-9, 295-pound senior, Stasky was a three-year letterman for the Warriors, a first-team All-Lowcountry selection and a South team captain in the North-South All-Star Football Game. He had 55 knockdowns his senior season and 39 pancake blocks.
Walker rushed for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns, and threw for another four touchdowns. He was recruited as an athlete.