College signings and commitments for Fayetteville-area Class of 2023 athletes

Here are the Fayetteville-area high school athletes in the Class of 2023 who have announced their college choices.

The early signing period began Wednesday, Nov. 9, for all sports except football. National Signing Day is Feb. 1.

Athletes listed were submitted by athletic directors and coaches. If we’re missing an athlete who has announced a decision to play college sports, send an email to or reach out via Twitter @RoddBaxley.

This list will be updated.

Cape Fear

Dawson Petzel, men's lacrosse, Pfeiffer

Collin Finley, men's lacrosse, Pfeiffer

E.E. Smith

Skylar White, women's basketball, Virginia State

James Scott, men's basketball, Charleston

Malachi Griddine, football, Savannah State

Fayetteville Christian

Hannah Wilson, volleyball, Southern Wesleyan

Gray’s Creek

Aslynn Lupton, softball, Lincoln Memorial

Jordan Knott, softball, Campbell

Jack Britt

Brianna Sloan, softball, St. Andrews

Caytyln Sanford, volleyball, Claflin

Sydney Kendall-Eason, volleyball, Fayetteville State

JaMeesia Ford, track and field, South Carolina

Sincere Baines, football, UNC Pembroke

Michael Smith, football, Missouri Valley

Northwood Temple

John Baldwin III, men's basketball, Winston-Salem State

Pine Forest

Jamison Reed, football, University of Charleston (West Virginia)

Madison Guard, softball, Greensboro

South View

Brandon Sanders, football, North Carolina Central


A'jaylah Yates, soccer/track and field, Tusculum

Khristian Cotton, football, Alabama A&M

Nicholas Bailey, football, Shaw

Jewel Pitt, volleyball, Winston-Salem State

Omar Houston, football, UNC Pembroke

Raymond McCray, football, Presbyterian

Ashton Williams, football, Shaw

Terry Sanford

Skylar Young, softball, Charlotte

Miya Giles-Jones, women's basketball, Northeastern

Ethan Paschal, golf, UNC

Bryant Birch, men's soccer, Cape Fear Community College

Brandon Sandoval, men's lacrosse, Montreat

Trevon Wactor, football, Barton

Carlos Craig, football, Winston-Salem State

Madison Harmon, volleyball, Fayetteville Tech


Joshua Jones, football, North Carolina Central

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at or @RoddBaxley on Twitter.

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