As many as 10 members of the Class of 2003 in Columbia County may play college football next fall, but only two are likely to sign scholarships today on National Signing Day.
That number is subject to change, as college coaches make last-minute offers to local seniors, but for Evans High School's Steven Rogers and Augusta Christian Schools' Trey Pitts, the recruiting pressure concludes today with a stroke of the pen.
Over the past two seasons, Rogers had the best stretch of any high school receiver in county history. He compiled more than 100 catches and was one of the most exciting prep players in the area.
Rogers posted his numbers with two different teams, but one thing never changed - his ability, the quickness and elusiveness that made him a threat to score every time he touched the football.
Rogers was recruited by several big-time college programs, and today he will sign a letter of intent to attend East Carolina University on a football scholarship.
Unless Rogers is a red-shirt during his freshman season in Greenville, N.C., he will take the field with is teammates when the Pirates play the Miami Hurricanes.
Pitts has been the heart and soul of the Augusta Christian defense the past two seasons. Along with playing linebacker, he also was an offensive lineman for the Lions, but not matter what position he was in, Pitts also gave his all to help lead AC to success.
There are several other Augusta Christian seniors who have the potential to play at the next level, including kicker David Nelson and linebacker Scott Brantley, who each have drawn interest from North Greenville (S.C.) College.
But for now Pitts is the lone Lion to land a deal. He has chosen to sign with Presbyterian College, a Division II school in Clinton, S.C.
Pitts will play linebacker for the Blue Hose.
Lakeside's Charles O'Byrne also could sign today, but may have to wait while he nails down the best offer. He will definitely do that sooner rather than later.
Former Harlem High School baseball standout Matt May is off to a great start as a senior with the Augusta State University baseball team.
During the opening action of the college season, May led the Jaguars with nine hits over the first four games, including four hits in one contest. May's hitting helped ASU take three games of a four-game series last weekend against Carson-Newman.
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