Keeping up with which Athens area seniors signed, committed to play college football

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Oconee County's Darius Johnson (right) and Jake Johnson (left) signed to play football at Gardner-Webb and Texas A&M Wednesday morning.
Oconee County's Darius Johnson (right) and Jake Johnson (left) signed to play football at Gardner-Webb and Texas A&M Wednesday morning.

The NCAA early signing period began Dec. 15, meaning high school senior football players from across the country can officially sign their national letters of intent to play college at the next level.

Here is a running list of seniors from across the Athens area that have signed to play college football. This list will be updated all the way through the February Signing Period and will include those who have signed, those who have committed but haven't put pen to paper and those seniors who have college offers.

Future stars: Which underclassman football players in the Athens area have offers to play at the next level?

This list will be updated as more players get recruited. If you are a coach, player or parent who knows of an offer or player getting recruited that isn’t on the list, please email reporter McClain Baxley at or direct message on Twitter at @mcclainbaxley.

Signed NLI

Kadin Bailey, Jefferson, LB, Syracuse

More: Linebacker Kadin Bailey the latest Jefferson football standout to sign with Power 5 program

Jamarcus Hill, Jefferson, OT, Southeast Missouri State

More: Senior DL Jamarcus Hill a 'quintessential example' of what Jefferson football works to be

Darius Johnson Jr., Oconee County, ATH, Gardner-Webb

More: Oconee County star defensive back Darius Johnson makes college football commitment

Jake Johnson, Oconee County, TE, Texas A&M

More: Here's why Oconee County TE Jake Johnson signed with Texas A&M after longtime LSU commitment

Jordan Perry, Jefferson, RB/LB, Kansas State

More: 'Knee feels great': Jefferson senior leader Jordan Perry makes impactful return after MCL injury

Juan Silas, Cedar Shoals, LB, Kennesaw State

Malaki Starks, Jefferson, ATH, Georgia

More: Malaki Starks has signed with Georgia football. What’s next for the Jefferson star?


Kyrus Browner, Cedar Shoals, DE, Georgia Military College

Adorian Favors, Cedar Shoals, OT/DL, UT-Chattanooga

Johnerio Holt, Athens Academy, OL/DL, Samford

More: Talented defensive lineman from Athens Academy makes his college decision

Hyson Porter, Jackson County, RB, Augusta United

Austin Redmon, Jefferson, LB, West Virginia State

Marquavious Smith, Clarke Central, OL/DL, West Georgia

More: How Clarke Central's Marquavious Smith went from not enjoying football to college offers

Boaz Stanley, North Oconee, OL/DL, Georgia Military College

Jacob Wright, Oconee County, QB, Mars Hill

More: 'It's beautiful out there': QB Jacob Wright holds an offer from DII school in South Dakota


Jason Berko, Oconee County, OL/DL, Offers from Concord, Gila River, LaGrange, Mars Hill, Morehouse College, Shenandoah and Union College

Jerdavian Colbert, Cedar Shoals, RB, Offer from LaGrange

Khyle Cowan, Clarke Central, LB, Offer from LaGrange

Justin Cummings, Apalachee, RB/CB, Offers from Atlanta Prep, Clarke University, Detroit CC, Eureka University, Finlandia, Phenix City and Wren College

Johne'ss Davis, Athens Christian, RB, Offers from Army, Erskine, Iowa Wesleyan and Navy

Kahari Dean, Clarke Central, OLB, Offers from Cumberlands and Lane College

Renardo Faust II, Clarke Central, ATH, Offers from Delta State and LaGrange

Brian Habeck, Jefferson, DL/G, Offers from Methodist University, McPherson College and Sewanee

Bailey Hamm, Jackson County, FB/TE, Offers from Atlanta Prep and Augusta United

Elijah Harris, Apalachee, OL/DL, Offers from Charlotte, Culver-Stockton and Point University

Antonio Jewell Jr., Clarke Central, WR, Offers from Brevard College, Georgia Knights Prep and Midway University

Shaun Lane, Clarke Central, OL/DL, Offers from LaGrange and Lane College

Jaquette Lester, Oconee County, OL/DL, Offer from Missouri Baptist University

Dwight Levy, Jackson County, WR, Offers from Shorter University, Webber and Wingate University

Dreylan Martin, Commerce, RB/DB, Offers from Bethel, Friends University, Shorter University and Valparaiso

More: 'We're hard to stop': How these two Commerce running backs lead the Tigers

Jordan Mitchell, Clarke Central, OL/DL, Offers from LaGrange and Lane College

Spencer Neese, Jefferson, WR/LB, Offer from Reinhardt

Will Richardson, Clarke Central, RB, Offer from Georgia Christian College

Evan Rosser, Jackson County, OL, Offer from Dubuque

Colby Sikes, Apalachee, RB, Offers from Berry, Point University and Reinhardt

McClain Baxley is a recruiting reporter for the Athens Banner-Herald and the USA TODAY Network. Reach him by email at or on Twitter at @mcclainbaxley.

This article originally appeared on Athens Banner-Herald: Jake Johnson, Malaki Starks headline Athens' high schools signing day

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