Update: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2:24 p.m.
The 2013 signing ceremony took place in the Tucker High School auditorium amid cheering fans, proud parents and thundering music.
Head Coach Bryan Lamar told the players they were not getting a free ride into college. "This is just the beginning. It's a journey and you're charged with finishing. Now you've got to go to work. That scholarship has to be signed every year, and you have to earn it."
The 2013 signees are as follows:KAZIM AMINU - Coffeyville
AUSTIN BENTON - Jackson State.
CHARLES BUSH - West GA Tech
EVAN CLAY - Tennessee State
ALEX HAYES - Syracuse
COREY HUNTER - Arizona Western CC
SOLOMON JACKSON - Buffalo
BLAIR LAMPKIN - Lagrange
IAN RIGBY - West GA Tech
JUWAAN WILLIAMS - Oregon
Wednesday is National Signing Day, and eight to 10 student-athletes at Tucker High School will be declaring their collegiate plans at 10 am.
Already committed are Alex Hayes (Syracuse University), Evan Clay (Tennessee State University in Nashville) and Juwaan Williams (University of Oregon).
Particularly in the world of college football, "National Signing Day" has turned into something of a holiday for fans eager to find out if their favorite college program will get the top "blue-chip" recruits. But it's also an exciting day for athletes from soccer, baseball and every other sport.
With your help, Tucker Patch wants to capture the moment when they announce their college destinations.
You have a couple of options:
- Upload an announcement. After your favorite players sign on the dotted line, head over to Patch and tell everyone where they are headed. We'll help you spread the word by promoting the announcement on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Post photos. Did you know that Tucker Patch has a gallery of user-generated photos? Wednesday is the perfect day to use it.
These are tools anyone can use to highlight what's going on in school, a business, athletic team, charitable organization, you name it. We're happy to help you spread the word on Patch!
Let the national signing day frenzy begin.