by Georgia Cox

Senior athletes Maya Cameron, Tyler Demarco, Patrick Bramlett, Jahari Dozier, Eli Patrick, and Jackson Sims all signed to colleges of their choice on April 21, committing to play for their sport.


“These seniors are a representation of the success any of our students here at Nation Ford can accomplish,” Athletic Director James Shackleford said in a letter to parents. “Their hard work and dedication is an inspiration to other athletes who want to accomplish the same goals and advance their high school careers on to the next level.”


Maya Cameron signed to the University of North Georgia for Rifle, after accomplishing three years as the Rifle Team captain in JROTC. Tyler DeMarco signed to Lander University for Lacrosse.


“I signed because it is a good opportunity and I really liked the coaches,” Tyler Demarco (‘22) said. “I thought it was the right fit for me.”


Patrick Bramlett signed to Winthrop University for Soccer.


“I feel like it could be a good fit for me educationally,” Patrick Bramlett (‘22) said. “I’m looking forward to the Big South Championship.”


Eli Patrick signed to University of South Carolina-Lancaster for soccer. Jackson Sims, who was the 2021 tri-county defensive player of the year, signed to North Greenville University for football.


Jahari Dozier (‘22), who signed to Pfeiffer University for soccer, explained why he chose to sign.


“I liked the campus and community. I also like the soccer program there and believe that it’s a great place to develop as a player and continue my academic studies,” Dozier explained.


It’s a big decision for athletes to further a career in their sport since it is a big commitment, but with careful consideration, they signed to colleges to prove their dedication to their sport.


It’s a big decision for athletes to further a career in their sport since it is a big commitment, but with careful consideration, they signed to colleges to prove their dedication to their sport.