Nearly 100 students commit to colleges this National Signing Day



Feb. 7, 2019 – This is the day Isaiah Flowers said he’s waited for his entire life. The senior at Ed White Leadership Academy faced his classmates and announced he would be attending Valdosta State next year.


"Today is the day I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little kid -- growing up watching football with my dad," said Flowers.

Flowers is among 98 student athletes in Team Duval that participated in this year's National Signing Day .


Iowa State, University of Virginia, Colombia University and UCF are among dozens of universities and colleges students announced they were signing with.


Flowers' teammate who participated in this year’s Signing Day, Jacari Robertson, declared his attendance to Methodist University in front of hundreds of his classmates.


He has been playing football for seven years working towards the opportunity to sign with a university. He said he was unsure he was going to attend a higher education institution, but Methodist started knocking on his door.

"I had to stay humble," said Robertson. "Ambition definitely plays a role.

Like many students, he wanted to give credit to his community -- the members of Team Duval.


"I thank everybody at this school, and I couldn’t have done it without all of you: my family, my friends and my teachers and coaches," said Robertson.

Congratulations to all of our student athletes who have overcome obstacles and will go on to display their full potential across the country.

ATLANTIC COAST HIGH SCHOOL

Andrew Whitaker | Baseball | Trinity Baptist College

Gabriel Melvin | Football | Defiance College

Demetrius Byrd | Football | Bethune Cookman

Sofia Lopez | Soccer | Ave Marie

Gabi Flores | Soccer | Flagler College

Jackson Skigen | Swimming | Southern Methodist

Brook-Lynn Sandford | Volleyball | Pensacola State


BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Toliver | Football | Culver Stockton University

Dana Poole | Football | Culver Stockton University

Kristian Johnson | Football | Culver Stockton University

Noah Crews | Football | Southeastern University

AJ Mealer | Football | Jacksonville University

Michael Barnes | Football | Bluefield College

Kevon Moore | Football | Birmingham Southern College


ED WHITE HIGH SCHOOL

Omari Fiffer | Football | FAMU

Isaiah Flowers | Football | Valdosta State University

Jacari Robertson | Football | Methodist University


FIRST COAST HIGH SCHOOL

Gelique Williams | Football | Bethune Cookman

Tyler Howard | Football | Savannah State

Jalen Gaines | Football | Hutchinson Comm College

Cole Beckum | Football | Dodge City Comm College

Shamar Rush | Football | Stetson University

Darius Lewis | Football | Georgia Southern, Bethune Cookman


FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL

Brian Veniard | Baseball | St. Johns River State College

Brock Sinaly | Baseball | Shorter College

Ian Brown | Baseball | Lake Sumpter State College

Donya Dreibelbis | CC & Track | Lynn University

Jeremiah Payton (early signee) | Football | Miami

Hunter May (early signee) | Football | UT Martin

Jalen Mitchell | Football | Albany State

DJ Bennett | Football | Warner College

Latrevious Johnson | Football | Warner College

Nick Lavender | Football | Jacksonville University

Jalen Tate | Football | Benedict College

Jason Nelson | Football | Lane College

Shelby Barrett | Lacrosse | Huntington College

Megan Davis | Lacrosse | Limestone

Andrew Peterson | Lacrosse | SUNY Morrisville

Taryn Freshwater | Softball | USF

Kyle Smithers | Swimming | University of Montivello


MANDARIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kris Mitchell | Football | Florida International University

Demario Douglas | Football | Liberty University

Darian Oxendine | Football | University of Tennessee-Martin

Kasimir Absolu | Football | Western Carolina

Zach Mills | Football | Columbia University

Terrell Jennings | Football | FAMU

Nadia Fung | Soccer | Flagler College

Serena Hernandez | Softball | St. Johns River State College

Soraya Hernandez| Softball | St. Johns River State College

Hallie Kern | Softball | Jacksonville University

Victoria Ortiz | Swimming | Indian River State College

Luke Dingfield | Swimming | Gardner Webb University

Kenny Chism | Swimming | Savannah College of Art and Design


PAXON SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES

Tyler Watson | Swimming | University of Florida

Tamari Mitchell | Track/Volleyball | Lane College


RIBAULT HIGH SCHOOL

Jordan Carson | Football Webber | International University

Immanuel Smith | Football | Methodist University

Devin Norman | Football | Livingstone University

Sontonius Warren | Football | Livingstone University

Bobby Brown | Football | Monroe College


ROBERT E LEE HIGH SCHOOL

Deshaun Davis | Football | FIU

Tahveon Nicholson | Football | FAU

Trevor James | Football | Alcorn State

Cameron Sapp | Football | FAMU

Logan Davis | Football | Warner College

Jacob Olds | Football | Arkansas Baptist

Jurial Caldwell | Football | Undecided

Malik Brown | Football | Undecided

Raekwon Simmons | Football | Undecided

Jayden Williams | Golf | University of Maryland Eastern Shore


SANDALWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

Hunter Bradshaw | Baseball | St Johns River State College

Elizabeth Speight | Bowling | Lourdes University

Grace Wright | CC/Track | Columbia University

Kaleob Parker | Football | FAMU

Jered Geis | Football | Jacksonville University

Kamari Stephens | Football | FAMU

Lauren Fisher | Softball | FAMU

Caley Ruffin | Softball | South Georgia State College

Nathan Brady | Football | UCF

Antonio Clary | Football | Virginia (early enrolled)

Kingsley Eguakuan | Football | Florida (early enrolled)


STANTON COLLEGE PREP

Aubrey Armes-Johns | Soccer | Oglethorpe University

Brevan Heaton | Track & Field | Mount Saint Mary’s University

Alyssa Brown | Volleyball | Florida A&M University


TERRY PARKER HIGH SCHOOL

Adonne’ Tillman | Basketball | Florida Southwestern

Jaida Reddin | Basketball | Indian River State College

Dante Lawrence | Football Christopher | Newport University


WILLIAM M RAINES HIGH SCHOOL

Aric Horne | Football | Iowa State

Brandon Marshall | Football | Mercer University

Matthew Drayton | Football | UConn

James Tarver | Football | UCF

Javon Bonsell | Football | Bethune Cookman

Uriah Ratliff | Football | Bethune Cookman

Janorris Robertson | Football | North Caroline A & T

Bryant Maddox | Football | Livingston College

Jamond Handy | Football | Southeastern University

Jaren Wilson | Football | Edwards Waters College

Corliss Holland | Track | FIU

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