Signing Day: Dozens ink letters of intent in Tri-County

Goose Creek linebacker TJ Burrell signs with Clemson on Wednesday.
Goose Creek linebacker TJ Burrell signs with Clemson on Wednesday.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - With the season barely over and spring practice just around the corner, Wednesday is a big day for college football. National Signing Day is here.

The top prospects from across the country will confirm their college decisions. For the two big schools in South Carolina, Clemson is expected to sign more in-state prospects than the University of South Carolina for the seventh time in eight years.

The Tigers also have 11 in-state commitments compared to the Gamecocks, but USC will sign the state's top player for the fourth straight year. wide receiver Shaq Roland inked his letter of intent.

The Gamecocks have four in-state commitments, seven fewer than Clemson, which is the largest difference in 10 years.

In the Tri-County, dozens of high school athletes also made their collegiate decisions official.

Three Goose Creek High School players inked deals with college football programs Wednesday morning to kick off National Signing Day in the Lowcountry.

  • Linebacker TJ Burrell (Clemson)
  • Virgil Smalls (SC State)
  • Jaquan Marsh (Brevard College)

Wando High School defensive standout Gimel President signed a national letter of intent to play for the Auburn Tigers next year.

  • Gimel President (Auburn)

Over at Ashley Ridge, 13 student-athletes signed national letters of intent.


  • Brandon Hughes (Newberry College)
  • Dalton Robinson (Newberry College)
  • Seamus McKinney (St. Norbert in Wisconsin)
  • Lorenzo Baker (Louisville Prep)


  • Austin Livingston (The Citadel)
  • Nick Bell (Coastal Carolina)
  • Bryan Dye (College of Charleston)
  • Lorenzo Wright (College of Charleston)

Ft. Dorchester had nine student athletes sign national letters of intent including four football players heading to the next level.

  • Ethan Long (East Carolina)
  • Devron Glenn (Presbyterian)
  • Robert Coleman (Jacksonville St.)
  • Chris Rouse (Newberry)


  • Wes Eads (South Carolina)
  • Devin L'Amoreaux (South Carolina)
  • Connor Bauknight (Wofford)


  • Taylor Simmons (USC Aiken)
  • Rachel Nobbs (Lees-McRae College)

Bishop England quarterback Danny Croghan signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play football for Charleston Southern.

  • Danny Croghan (Charleston Southern)

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