Thirty-nine APS Scholar Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

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News Release                                                                    February 5, 2015

Thirty-nine APS Scholar Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

ATLANTA – Thirty-nine Atlanta Public Schools (APS) scholar athletes announced which college or university they will lend their academic and athletic talents to this fall during the district’s National Signing Day ceremony at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School held Feb. 4.

The New Schools at Carver’s Artis Grier signed a National Letter of Intent with Huntingdon College’s football program during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Feb. 4.                                   Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS
The New Schools at Carver’s Artis Grier signed a National Letter of Intent with Huntingdon College’s football program during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Feb. 4. Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS

Hosted by the APS Department of Athletics, APS high school scholar-athletes representing football, basketball and baseball, signed official letters of intent to accept athletic scholarships from colleges and universities across the country. APS school athletic directors, head coaches, family members, teammates and classmates were on hand to celebrate with their students.

This is the first year APS has had four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football early enrollees in the history of the APS athletics program. Early enrollees include three from Benjamin E. Mays High School Raiders, who played in the GHSA Class AAAAA state championship: Natrez Patrick, who signed with the University of Georgia; Dallas Warmack, University of Alabama; Khalil Brooks, Middle Tennessee State University. The fourth early signee is Aaron Williams from The New Schools at Carver, who signed with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Henry W. Grady High School senior Amyr Smith signed his letter of intent with Morehouse College, where he will receive a scholarship to play both football and baseball. The following students have signed a National Letter of Intent with the following colleges and universities:

B.E.S.T. Academy High School – Coach Joshua Moore
Deshawn Waller Hutchinson Community College Football
Tyler Gibson Benedict College Football
The New Schools at Carver – Coach Darren Myles
Artis Grier Huntingdon College Football
Tenquarius Mender Georgia Prep Sports Academy                                                     Football
Aaron Williams University of Nebraska-Lincoln Football
Bryce Wilson Western Carolina University Football
Henry W. Grady High School – Coach Earthwind Moreland (Football)

Coach Harlen Graham (Basketball)

Amyr Smith Morehouse College Football & Baseball
Jamond Glass Samford University Football
Aliya Mallof North Greenville University Girls Basketball
Henry W. Grady High School’s Aliya Mallof signed with North Greenville University to play basketball during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Feb. 4.       Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS
Henry W. Grady High School’s Aliya Mallof signed with North Greenville University to play basketball during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Feb. 4.
Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS
Frederick Douglass High School – Coach Rodney Cofield
Saddarius Jenkins Lane College Football
Tyquan Rucker Lane College Football
Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School – Coach Eric Williams
Robert Walters Presbyterian College Football
Benjamin E. Mays High School – Coach Corey Jarvis (Football)

Coach Chantay Frost (Basketball )

Asahnia Aderhold Reedley Community College Football
Keenan Anderson Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Football
Rowmartis Bell Savannah State University Football
Khalil Brooks Middle Tennessee State University (Early Signee) Football
Tyshawn Brown Georgia Military College Football
De’Paris Carter Fort Scott Jr. College Football
Malik Mackey Hampton University Football
Samuel Lee Central International University Football
Natrez Patrick University of Georgia (Early Signee) Football
Charlie Patrick Georgia State University Football
Shiheem Rutherford Catawba College Football
Mason Sims Southern University Football
Kessely Tyler Delaware State University Football
Dallas Warmack University of Alabama (Early Signee) Football
Michael B. Worthan Jr. Clark Atlanta University Football
Kennedy Rushin Louisiana Tech University Girls Basketball
Harlyn Wyatt Tulane University Girls Basketball
Mason Sims, a senior at Benjamin E. Mays High School, signed to play football for Southern University during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School February 4.                                     Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS
Mason Sims, a senior at Benjamin E. Mays High School, signed to play football for Southern University during Atlanta Public Schools’ National Signing Day Ceremony held at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Feb. 4.  Photo Credit: Scott C. King, APS

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate – Coach Lester Caldwell

Brandon Varner Grambling State University Football
Quinton Spear Stetson University Football
D.M. Therrell High School – Coach Dominic Calloway
D’Tavious Patterson Highland Community College Football
South Atlanta High School – Coach Kevin Hill
Dexter Swift Arkansas Baptist College Football
Rufus Freeman Arkansas Baptist College Football
Marteveus Favors Arkansas Baptist College Football
Zaquell Hixson Arkansas Baptist College Football
Malik Thomas Arkansas Baptist College Football
Axzavier Monroe Arkansas Baptist College Football
Babatunde Labiran Arkansas Baptist College Football

About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 87 schools, 17 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us

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