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APS Student Athletes Ink Scholarships at Annual National Signing Day Event

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Grady senior receiver Kemari Averette is interviewed by North Atlanta senior Davis Baker after signing his National Letter of Intent to the University of Louisville. Kemari helped lead the Grey Knights to the Georgia High Schools Association Class AAAAA-Region 6 championship.

More than 50 student athletes from 10 Atlanta Public Schools high schools signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, at the annual APS National Signing Day event.

This year’s ceremony was held at D.M. Therrell High School. While most of the scholarships signed were for football, other sports represented were baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball and track and field.

Always held on the first Wednesday in February, National Signing Day is the first day a student athlete may officially sign a football scholarship, according to regulations set by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). APS is the only metro area school district that hosts a district-wide signing day event.

“This is always a very special day for APS,” said APS Athletic Director Jasper Jewell. “All of the young men and women have worked hard and sacrificed to get to this day, and to see them be able to enjoy this moment with their friends and families is tremendous.”

Here is a list of the 2017 signees:

Student Athlete College/University Sport
Trevion Baker Morehouse College Football
Quentin Gates Hutchinson Community College Football


Student Athlete College/University Sport
Deshun Cade University of West Georgia Football
Jonathan Ford Lane College Football
Hugo Genchi Lane College Football
Jamarico Gray Albany State University Football
Elrico McKenzie Fort Lauderdale University Football
Ezekial Njoku U.S. Marine Academy Football
Student Athlete College/University Sport
Kemari Averett University of Louisville Football
Shelia Brown Howard University Lacrosse
Dimarcus Clay Furman University Football
Brandon Kemp Norfolk State University/

University of West Georgia

Cincere Mason Kennesaw State University Football
Caylin Newton Howard University Football
Avante Ross Lane College Football
Jaccquez Sloan Western Kentucky University Football
Micaiah Streator Augusta State University Football
Seth Wolf Charleston Southern University Football
Student Athlete College/University Sport
Maurice Jones Savannah State University Football


Student Athlete College/University Sport
Anthony Cayetano Arkansas State University Football
Kortez Daniel Clark Atlanta University Football
Trent Jamison Lawson State University Baseball
Ferlando Jordan Southeastern Louisiana State University Football
Ryan Martin Tuskegee University Baseball
Steve V. McClardy Jr. Clark Atlanta University Football
B.J. Phillips Iowa Central Community College Football
Devon Shaw Tuskegee University Baseball
Christian Warner Clark Atlanta University Football


KIPP Atlanta Collegiate
Student Athlete College/University Sport
Ernesto Chavez Lane College Football
Geronda Hall Old Dominion University Football
Marquis Johnson Southeast Louisiana University Football
Jacorris Lamar Reinhardt University Football
Brandon Perry Fort Valley State University Football
Otis Odum Reinhardt University Football
Marquis Thorne Nichols State University Football
Quartez Walker Virginia Union University, Lynchburg Football


Student Athlete College/University Sport
Larkin DeLaria Trinity College Rowing
Hayden Dwyer Cincinnati Baseball
Jack Ferguson United States Naval Academy Baseball
Majesty Hansberry Fort Valley State University Football
Jackson Pierce San Diego University Track
Yvonne (Bonnie) Shea Dartmouth College Soccer
Bryce Washington  Rutgers University Soccer
Patrick Wilson Berry College Lacrosse


Student Athlete College/University Sport
Frank Bailey Jr. Morehouse College Football
D’Angelo Julio Savannah State University Baseball
Student Athlete College/University Sport  
Jordan Vence Avila University Football  
Kyah Dumas Tuskegee Softball  


Student Athlete College/University Sport  
Sabree Gallishaw Savannah State University Basketball  
Kalveion Heard LaGrange College Football  
Tarik Knox Lane College Football  
Montravious Traylor Clark Atlanta University Baseball  

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