KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — From the SEC, to Division III, National Signing Day is a dream for student-athletes everywhere. 

It's a chance to come together with friends and family to celebrate your accomplishments on and off the field and court. 

In East Tennessee, there are many kids getting a chance to further their athletic career in the sport they love, whether it be in their own backyard or halfway across the country. 

Throughout the day, the WBIR Sports team will visit schools all over the area as students put pen to paper. 

Follow along here for the latest video from the signing ceremonies and interviews with the student-athletes.


Bailor Hughes - Furman University (Football)

Michael Treadwell - Austin Peay (Football)

Tyler Kirkess - UVA-Wise (Football)

Cade Ballinger - ETSU (Football)



Sarah Walker - Southern Illinois (Swimming)

Sarah Walker
Farragut's Sarah Walker signs with Southern Illinois as a swimmer.
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Brenna Bocik - Ohio State (Dance)

Brenna Bocik
Farragut's Brenna Bocik signs with Ohio State for dance.


Johnathan Chancellor - Carson-Newman (Football)

Johnathan Chancellor
Johnathan Chancellor, a center for Sequoyah, signs to play with Carson-Newman.
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The King's Academy

Three athletes signed to continue their careers in college on Valentine's Day.  

Kaylan Cole signed with Tennessee on Friday. Cole projects as an outfielder, and she'll be playing for the Lady Vols' softball team.

Ashley Bowes signed to play college softball as well.  Bowes projects to play second base, but alluded to the fact that she can play at different positions. She'll be playing college softball at Birmingham-Southern College.

Taylor Carter signed to play college basketball on Friday.  Carter is a shooting guard who is headed to Millgan College.


Cam York - Mount St. Joseph (Football)

Jaylen Moore - Western Carolina (Football)

Deven Jones - Tennessee (Football, PWO)

Kelton Gunn - Furman University (Football and Track/Field)

Rebekah Pass - UT-Chattanooga (Track/Field and Cross Country)

Jordan Hibbert - Carson-Newman (Track/Field)

Luke Filipkowski  - Berry College


Five Athletes from Central signed at Central's signing day celebration at Sam & Andy's on Wednesay.  Head football coach Nick Craney talked about this group's legacy, and how they will be remembered for what they have done off the field just as much as for what they have done on it.

Tyler Bost signed with Maryville College to play on the defensive side of the football.

Jack Domermuth signed with Milligan College as a track athlete.

Dakota Fawver signed with Carson-Newman as a quarterback.

Isaiah Osborne signed to play football with Union College as a receiver.

Malik Robinson signed to play football at Lindsey Wilson College.


Tommy Ledford - University of the Cumberlands (Football)

Ashton Maples - Tennessee Tech (Football)


Holden Willis - University of South Florida (Football)

Josiah Millsaps - Maryville College (Football)

Hazen Carleton - Maryville College (Football)


Blake Cooper - Walters State (Baseball)

Anna Richardson - Lipscomb (Track/Field)

Signing Day-ting


Bearden had three football players sign this morning to play college football.

Gavin Campbell was up first.  The offensive lineman says he will play either guard or center for ETSU.

Next up for the Bulldogs was Andrew Kregel.  Kregel chose to sign with Maryville College, where he will be a long snapper for the Scots.

Third up to sign this morning was Bearden's Kenneth Parker-Smith.  The Bulldog senior signed to play at Union College, where he expects to get a shot to play on both sides of the ball.


First up for the Bulldogs was Jacob Balsley.  Balsley is headed to San Diego State, and while that's a long way from Knoxville, he's familiar with the city because of family ties.  He plans on playing shortstop while with the Aztecs.

Patrick Boles signed with Georgetown College on Wednesday.

Braden Caldwell signed to play baseball at Maryville College on Wednesday.

Bearden's Brandon LeJeune signed to play junior college baseball at Cleveland State.  While he isn't exactly sure what his future might hold after he's finished at Cleveland State, he is excited to get to work.


West High School was well represented on national signing day.  There were six non-football athletes that signed to play college sports, including soccer and lacrosse.

Omarian Wright signed to play football at Lindsey Wilson College.  He may have had the quote of the day that was relevant for every athlete that signed.  "This is dreams turning into reality", said Wright.

Tyrell Ragland signed with Carson-Newman on Wednesday.  Ragland will play on the line for the Eagles.

Drew Francis, son of former Tennessee quarterback Jeff Francis is continuing his athletic career at Middle Tennessee.  The Rebel senior will play linebacker for the Blue Raiders.

Tyrece Edwards will be playing college football with one of his best friends, and fellow teammate Drew Francis as Edwards also signed with Middle Tennessee on Wednesday.  Edwards will be a defensive end for the Blue Raiders.


Offensive lineman Aeneas Halouma is staying in East Tennessee for college. He signed with Carson-Newman on Wednesday. 

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William Blount's Braydon Pierce signed with Carson-Newman University on Wednesday.  He was surrounded by friends and family at his signing event, and he'll play on the line of scrimmage in college.


Alcoa had two football players sign to play college football on national signing day.  Wednesday's two offensive line signees join Braxton Alford as lineman from Alcoa that have signed to play college football this year.

Malik Hall, an offensive lineman, signed to play for Cumberland University middle Tennessee.

Eli Mitchell signed with East Tennessee State University, and he will also start out on the offensive line.


Trey Foster was a dual-threat quarterback for the Roadrunners over the last few years. Now, he'll transition to running back as he joins the East Tennessee State football program. 

Kalen Jones will join Foster at ETSU. He transferred from Carter High School to Austin-East. The two have been friends for nearly a decade. 


Kate Gleason signed with Trevecca Nazarene University soccer. The school is located in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Offensive lineman Bryce Nicely signed with Austin Peay. He said he will miss the brotherhood at Catholic, but looks forward to playing for the Governors. 

Paxton Robertson has been a clutch kicker for Catholic in recent years. Now he's headed to Western Carolina to join their special teams unit. 

Eleni Christopoulus is headed Wentworth Institute for cross country and track & field. The school is located in Boston to pursue a degree in construction management.

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