Area H.S. Athletes Make it Official on National Signing Day

G.W.-Danville tight end Chris Burton chose Cincinnati over N.C. State.

Tommy Tuberville is Cincinnati's new head coach after coaching at Texas Tech. Tuberville's staff had been recruiting Burton even before N.C. State joined the mix and that connection was the main reason he decided to become a Bearcat.

N.C. State was a contender until Tom O'Brien and his staff were fired following the 2012 season.

Burton said he made his decision last week but kept it from everyone until Wednesday. "Everyone at Cincinnati is great people. They're a big family there," Burton said.

To see which players joined Burton's signing class click here.


Brookville lineman Kaleb Thompson is headed to UVa-Wise. Coach Jeff Woody says Thompson earned every bit of his scholarship in the weight room and on the field where he was a part of two state championships.


At LCA, six athletes will play in college. Tyler Meeks will be a preferred walk-on at Liberty.

Micah Brickhill signed a Track and Field scholarship to UVa.

Offensive linemen Tanner Hartman is headed to Penn State, Braxton Pfaff will play at Virginia Tech.

Andrew Atkinson will wrestle at UVa and Marcus Alexander will play football at Shepherd University in West Virginia.


Football Friday Player of the Year finalist Porter Abell made it official...signing with Richmond.

The Rockbridge County quarterback will play for Danny Rocco and the Spiders.


In Roanoke, David Prince of Patrick Henry signed with Virginia Tech as an athlete. The Patriots' quarterback had a breakout junior season but struggled this past year and was unable to put up the offensive numbers that many expected.

Demetreus Ferebee of Northside is headed to Norfolk State. The 6'4" 230 pound defensive end had visited Maryland, ODU, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest but chose the Division I-AA route.

Cave Spring's Dylan Brucki is headed to Liberty. He is a 6'5", 295 pound offensive lineman that also had an offer from Hampton.

Cave Spring's Jordan Bryant will play football at Concord. The 6'1", 220-pounder played baseball, basketball, and football for the Knights.


Tarell Basham, who attended Franklin County High School before playing at Hargrave Military Academy, signed with Ohio University. The 6'4" 240-pound defensive lineman will play for head coach Frank Solich in Athens, OH.