JACKSON – It’s been a tough year for most Michigan high school athletes, but Wednesday was a celebration for some seniors.
National Signing Day, which typically falls on the first Wednesday in February each year, marks the official time at which student-athletes can sign their National Letter of Intent to Play College Sports. Some student-athletes held their signing ceremonies during the NCAA’s early signing period from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16, 2020, while some waited until Wednesday to formalize their college plans.
Below is a list of the Jackson-area athletes who celebrated National Signing Day on Wednesday.
NOTE: MLive has sent out requests for information on student-athletes and their college commitments to every school in the region. If a student-athlete is missing from the roster who celebrated their signing day on Wednesday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the student, the sport and the university.
Dorion Riley, Ferris State, Soccer
Canon Rose, Albion College, Swimming
Owen Garcia, Jackson College, baseball
Renae Kutcha, Wayne State, Track
Anna Doane, UNC Asheville, football
Basil Hampton, Saginaw Valley State, Football
Mau Tavera, Albion College, Football
Konnor Barks, Spring Arbor, Football
Randy Frailey, Siena Heights, Wrestling
Chris Sorrow, Siena Heights, Wrestling
Garrett Gumper, Glen Oaks, baseball
Shae Tripp, Wayne State, basketball
Kinsie Klingler, Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), volleyball
Grace Hall, Albion College, volleyball and basketball
Ben Young, Finland, Soccer
Peyton Killinger, Spring Arbor, football
Alec Shaw, Rochester College, cross-country skiing
Jewelia Wolfe, Northwood, softball
Alexis Hamrick, Spring Arbor, bowling
Logan Teubert, Concordia, Bowling
Corryn Berlin, Bethel, Football
Alex Spahr, Adrian College (verbal engagement), Football
Keemondre Robinson, Cleary College, Wrestling
Ayden Rutan, Concordia (Chicago), Basketball
Tristan Feighner, Albion College, Basketball
Cannon Risner, Ferris State, Golf
John Cranmore, Elmhurst, golf
Ben Smieska, Davenport, Wrestling
Haley Ellis, Lansing Community College, Cross Country
SIGNING PERIOD DECEMBER
Senior offensive lineman Michael McAnnich has signed his national letter of intent to play football at the United States Air Force Academy.
Senior star Taiya Fletcher for the Golden Eagles signed to continue her basketball career at Siena Heights University
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