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6 get their kicks

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Mat Pellegrino

It wasn’t National Signing Day, but it sure did feel like it.
Wednesday afternoon, Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack watched as 6 of his seniors signed their letters of intent to play for four different colleges from around the nation.
But before pen went to paper, Noack reflected on a time when NHS students were signing their letters of intent to schools too far and in between.
But that’s all changed within recent years, he noted.
“Now we do it in bulk,” he said before introducing six Raider seniors who all simultaneously penned their John Hancock to four different schools.
One of the more notable signings was senior Cyrus Grimes who has excelled on the Raider baseball field this season. He made it official with the University of South Alabama on Wednesday signing up to play for their baseball program. Grimes is finishing out his senior year with a 3.8 GPA overall heading to the Mobile, Ala. Division 1 school.

Cyrus Grimes signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Alabama with his parents and the Navarre High baseball team by his side. (Photo by Mat Pellegrino | South Santa Rosa News)

Another star on the field—only a different type of field­— Zach Smith signed his letter of intent to play soccer at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala.
But it wasn’t all outdoor athletes who were being given a special opportunity to play past their high school careers. Tyrese Harvey, who towered over the rest of his teammates on the basketball court this past season signed his letter of intent to play for Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. for their NCAA Division II basketball team.

Tyrese Harvey signs his letter of intent to play basketball for Pfeiffer University in North Carolina on Wednesday in front of dozens of students and NHS staff. He is pictured with the NHS basketball team and his parents. (Photo by Mat Pellegrino | South Santa Rosa News)

And who could forget the girls?
Three girls to be exact.
Haylee Howard, Lizzy Madril and Tori Martino all signed together their letters of intent to play soccer for Daytona State College. The future Falcons signed their letters together and will head off to Daytona Beach after graduation. 

Zach Smith signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to play soccer for Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. He is pictured with his parents and several members of the NHS boys soccer team. (Photo by Mat Pellegrino | South Santa Rosa News)

 

The Three Musketeers Haylee Howard, Lizzy Madril and Tori Martino all signed their letters of intent on Wednesday to play soccer for Daytona State College. (Photo by Mat Pellegrino | South Santa Rosa News)