Prep sports notebook: Houston athletes sign with colleges

May 21, 2014 

Veterans High School celebrated the signings of eight more senior athletes on Thursday.

Dy’Asiza Cherry signed a track scholarship with West Georgia, and Emily Hood signed to run cross country for Truett-McConnell. Fellow runner Clay Woolfolk will compete in both track and cross country for Valdosta State.

Baseball teammates Mickey Dugan and Ross Martin will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Dugan will play infield for the University of South Carolina-Sumter, and Martin will pitch for Piedmont College.

Goal keeper Erin Harbison will attend Long Island University-Brooklyn and play goal keeper for a Division I program.

Swimmers Caitlyn Meece and Casey Hitch will both attend South Georgia State College.

Also signing on Thursday was Warner Robins Demon Akira Cainion. Cainion will play volleyball at Andrews College.

College recruiters keep eye on Houston quarterbacks

Local quarterbacks continued to draw the eye of college recruiters last week as more Division I scholarship offers rolled in for Logan Byrd of Veterans and Jake Fromm of Houston County.

Byrd, who will be a junior in the fall, picked up arguably his biggest offer to date when the Virginia Tech Hokies expressed their desire to have his services May 13. The Hokies are the fifth ACC school to offer and the ninth overall. They join the likes of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Duke and Illinois.

Fromm, who is just a freshman, picked up his first scholarship offer from the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Fromm earned the offer despite having just one year of high school football under his belt and splitting time this season with senior Taylor Boyett. Houston County head coach Von Lassiter will turn over the reigns entirely to Fromm next year, and more scholarship offers will be sure to follow.

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