It’s decision day.
As many as 30 Bi-City high school football players are expected to sign with colleges today. Known as national signing day, it’s the first day of the NCAA signing period for football.
Carver is expected to lead the way with up to 20 athletes inking national letters of intent, according to one school official, and the media will be at the Tigers’ signing ceremony en mass to see where star running back Isaiah Crowell and defensive lineman Gabe Wright choose to sign.
Live video from the ceremony will be streaming at ledger-enquirer.com, and ESPNU will do live look-ins as Crowell, ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 high school running back in the country, picks between Georgia and Alabama at 1:35 p.m. and Wright makes his selection between Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama at 1:40 p.m.
The rest of Carver’s singees will be shown on ESPNU at 1:45 p.m.
Carver’s signing class is expected to be among the largest in the state and could include as several other players signing with major schools including offensive lineman Quincy McKinney (South Carolina) and linebackers Mike Davis (Memphis) and Quintavius Harrow (Georgia).
Carver’s signing is not open to the public; however, the team will have a meet-and-greet and autograph session with players from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings on Whittlesey Boulevard.
Several other Bi-City schools have signings scheduled for today, including Kendrick, Hardaway, Harris County, Northside, Central-Phenix City, Smiths Station and Russell County.
Updates will be posted here throughout the day.
Here is a list of the players who are confirmed as signing today. Carver may have as many as a dozen more.
Isaiah Crowell— Georgia or Alabama
Mike Davis— Memphis
Quintavius Harrow — Georgia
Riyahd Jones — Massachusetts, Georgia Southern or Central Florida
Quincy McKinney — South Carolina
Gabe Wright — Auburn, Tennessee or Alabama
Tori Bennett — Stillman College
Meschah Chambers — West Alabama
Bronterrious Jakes — Arkansas State
J.D. McKissic — Arkansas State
Bryan Shorter — Western Kentucky
Austin Scott — Valdosta State
LaMichael Fanning — Alabama
William Rutledge — Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Virginia, Minn.
Shaquille Tolbert — Army
Lorenzo Betties — Highland (Kan.) Community College