Local athletes commit on National Signing Day

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - National Signing Day has become a national holiday around the country and has increased in popularity each year. 

National Signing Day is Wednesday.

Every year in the beginning of February, athletes from around the country make very important decisions for their futures: what university they will attend and what uniform they will wear.

Dozens of Charlotte-area athletes chose which hat to don on Wednesday.  Channel 9 had cameras all over the area.

Five things to know: College football signing day

We have also included all of the 2013 WSOC-TV "BIG 22" players, sponsored by OrthoCarolina, and where they are headed next year below.

All athletes listed below have signed to play football, unless otherwise noted.

Mallard Creek
Emiere Scaife - Georgia State
Ikeem Allen - Miami University (OH)
Stephan Askew - Navy
Derrick Freeland - Citadel
Cameron Mattison - Toledo
Jeffrey Pegues - Gardner-Webb
Lawrence Pittman - Wingate
Kevin Rucker - Brevard
Jaylen Samuels - NC State
Timothy Samuels - Winston Salem State
Nathaniel Tilque - NC Central
Quashawn Cunningham - NC State (Track)

Independence
Isaiah Robinson - Wake Forest
Christopher Phipps - Limestone College
Colton Oliver - East Carolina
Workpeh Kofa - UNC Charlotte
Jamiek Davis - Hutchison College
Joey Cohen - Greensboro College
Chris Wade - Furman
Hunter Ratcliffe - University of Pennsylvania (Swimming)
Madeline Little - USC Upstate (Soccer)
Jonathan Maxwell - Pfeiffer (Soccer)
Tayon Gleaves - Mount Olive College (Basketball)

Catholic
Elijah Hood - North Carolina

Olympic
Robert Dinkins - North Carolina

Hunter Huss
Kerrion Moore - Duke

York
Ryan Moore - Youngstown State

Butler
Isaac Stewart - Louisville
Chad Garrett - Marshall
Brandon Long - Campbell

West Mecklenburg
*Jalan McClendon -NC State
(*McClendon was not at West Meck on National Signing Day. He was competing in the International Bowl in Texas and signed his nationa letter of intent at the event. Watch a highlight video of McClendon here.)
Shaun Wilson - Duke
Sterlin Houston - NC Central
Laron Glenn - Gardner Webb
Jillian Sprague - Erskine College (Softball)

Ashbrook
Isaac Wright - Naval Academy
Trey Brice - Gardner-Webb
Derek Weber - Lenoir-Rhyne

Berry
Cayson Collins - North Carolina

Burns
Chris Montgomery – UNC Charlotte
Josh Ramseur - Gardner Webb

Davidson Day
Michael Stevens - NC State
Jordan Brown - Georgia Military
Will Grier - Florida

South Caldwell
Zac Pollard - Presbyterian College
Trevor Soles - Limestone College
Nick Matthews - Limestone College

Charlotte Christian
Jeb Blazevich - University of Georgia
Garrett Bradbury – NC State
Jean-Luc Cerza – UNC Charlotte
Bo Hines – NC State
David Hogan - Washington and Lee University
C.J. Nash - Guilford College
Jonathan Trull - North Carolina
Kaytlyn Gill - Appalachian State University (Track)

South Pointe
Zeek Rodney -Wake Forest

Providence
Bentley Spain - North Carolina
Austin Proehl - North Carolina

Northwestern
Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma State

Monroe
Tre’Shaun Wynn - Charlotte

Hough
Josh Stilley - Coastal Carolina
Kyle Dueitt - Catawba College
Jake McCreary - St. Francis Univerity
Akeem Barringer - Winston Salem State
Destry Barnwell - Western Carolina University
Tim Gawert - Western Carolina University
Brett Walker - Western Carolina University

Providence Day School
Meredith Clay- College of William and Mary (Field Hockey)
Tomas Hilliard-Arce - Stanford University (Soccer)
Ben Huffman - Harvard University (Track)
Morgan Mosack - Appalachian State University (Soccer)
Jordan Watkins - Davidson College (Basketball)

Northwest Cabarrus
Julian Jackson - Shaw