Ready, set, sign: High school athletes make college choices on early signing day

Members of the St. Johns Country Day girls soccer team, from left to right, Natalie Wilson, Mia Sadler, Alexis Agramonte, Paige Crews, Lauren Weiss, Lexi Drumm, Maddie Moody and Ellie Rosenau, pose together at a signing day ceremony Wednesday morning. (St. Johns Country Day School, St. Johns Country Day School)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pen met paper on Wednesday as high school athletes from around the area signed letters of intent with college programs.

Wednesday was the first official day of the early signing period for high school athletes in all sports but football. The early period ends Nov. 18.

Football players can sign their letters of intent during the early period (Dec. 16-18) or hold off and sign during the regular window which begins Feb. 3, 2021.

A look at athletes who have signed or intend to sign during the early period.

Bishop Kenny

Emma Fraidenburg, volleyball, University of North Carolina Pembroke; Sophia Hayag, soccer, Wofford College; Jasmyne Roberts, basketball, University of Miami; Clay Tucker, golf, Florida Southern.

Bishop Kenny girls basketball coach Charlsea Clark, left, player Jasmyne Roberts, during a signing day ceremony on Wednesday. Roberts signed with Miami. (News4Jax)


Matthew Anderson, baseball, University of Richmond; Jackson Baumeister, baseball, Florida State University; Gunner Boree, baseball, Brown University; Emily MacDonald, swimming, Columbia University; Jackson Mayo, baseball, University of South Florida; Ansen Meyer, swimming, Georgetown University; Maxine Montoya, cross country/track and field, Brown University; Sasha Ramey, swimming, LSU.

Camden County

Luke Parker, baseball, USC Aiken.


Morgan Kendrick, softball, Florida State University.


Brooke Arnold, swimming, Florida State University; Gianni Badon, track and field, LSU; Lauren Bevis, softball, University of South Florida; Jennifer Bird, swimming, Florida State University; Madison Bratek, softball, Jacksonville University; Samantha Byrd, volleyball, St. Andrew’s University; Colby Frieda, baseball, University of Kentucky; David Gapinski, swimming, Georgia Tech; Kaitlyn Helinsky, volleyball, Montreat College; Madison Koutavas, swimming, Navy; Jessica Lary, volleyball, Austin Peay State; Hailey Mathews, track and field, Belmont Abbey; Jaden McBride, volleyball, Embry-Riddle; Dominic Miller, swimming, Florida State University; Makhaila Mills, track and field, Southern California; Austin Rusomaroff, baseball, University of North Florida.

Creekside track and field athlete Gianni Badon signed with LSU on Wednesday. (Brent Johnson, Creekside High)


Mia Carter, lacrosse, Flagler College; Jordan Cooper, beach volleyball, University of North Florida; Kami Eppley, softball, Stetson University; Dillon Haines, Stetson University; Cate Hale, volleyball, Montreat College; Scott Haney, swimming, Georgia Tech; Clayton Hodges, baseball, Jacksonville University; Mary Kate Kelley, swimming, University of Florida; Maddie Latta, softball, Yale University; Brogan Napier, baseball, University of Central Florida; Sabrina Wingert, track and field, University of South Florida.

Episcopal athletes on Wednesday, Front row, left to right: Kami Eppley, Clayton Hodges, Mary Kate Kelley and Nick Elksnis. Middle row, left to right: Sabrina Wingert, Maddie Latta, Scott Haney and Cate Hale. Back row, left to right, Jack Bogan, Mia Carter and Jordan Cooper. Elksnis and Bogan are committed to Florida (football) and Davidson (baseball), respectively, but did not sign. (Episcopal School of Jacksonville)

Fleming Island

Lilly Hudson, gymnastics, University of Alabama.


Skylar Baltezegar, basketball, Charleston Southern; Emma Mussante, cross country, Florida Southern.


Kaylee Anderson, girls soccer, Jacksonville University; Ashley Connor, softball, Nova Southeastern; Amber Wice, softball, Edward Waters College.

Ponte Vedra

Amy Burkhardt, volleyball, University of North Florida; Lizzy Klein, volleyball, Santa Fe College; Riley Rojahn, soccer, Troy University.

St. Johns Country Day

Alexis Agramonte, soccer, Troy University; Paige Crews, soccer, Texas Christian; Lexi Drumm, soccer, College of Charleston; Connor Moore, baseball, Florida State University; James Oman, baseball, Butler University; Ellie Resenau, soccer, Berry College; Mia Sadler, soccer, Southern Miss; Luke Shannahan, baseball, Pensacola State College; Jace Thomas, baseball, Flagler College; Lauren Weiss, soccer, University of North Florida; Natalie Wilson, soccer, Southern Miss.

St. Johns Country Day baseball players, from left to right, Connor Moore, James Oman, Luke Shannahan and Jace Thomas during signing day on Wednesday. (St. Johns Country Day School)

Trinity Christian

Reagan Griffs, softball, Jacksonville University; Amaya Ross, softball, Florida State University; MacKenzie Marell, softball, Charlotte; Morgan McMillian, softball, Jacksonville University.

Ware County

Caleb Stewart, baseball, Georgia State.

West Nassau

Deebo Coleman, basketball, Georgia Tech; Hope Epps, softball, Saint Leo University; Regan Lee, softball, Georgia Southwestern University.


Will Davis, golf, Davidson; AJ Horkan, baseball, University of Chicago.

Wolfson's Will Davis (left) and AJ Horkan signed with college programs on Friday. (Wolfson High)

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.