ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A number of high school athletes across Southwest Georgia are deciding where they will play football for their college careers.
Seven Packers signed their letter of intent.
A lot of the excitement and anticipation centered around Daijun Edwards.
As Edwards made things official and signed with the Georgia Bulldogs.
“Just the relationships I had with the coaches, a home feeling. I’ve been up there so many times. It was just the right decision for me. It’s a life changing moment for me and my family. Couldn’t have better. Go Dawgs!" said Edwards.
Edwards rushed for a career 4,413 yards and recorded 66 career touchdowns.
So, Edwards helps the Dogs towards that No.1 signing class.
And some are going as far north as the University of Conneticut.
Left tackle Remon Young will become a Huskie this fall.
And a few Packers are staying right here in Georgia.
Quarterback Jacee Hardin is headed to Valdosta State University.
DJ Lundy, an offensive powerhouse, committed to Florida State University.
Lundy had over 4,000 rushing yards and 71 touchdowns in his time with the Indians.
Lundy helped Buddy Nobles find that state title this past season.
And after Buddy’s passing, Lundy believes that he still had a big part in his decision.
“He told me that it would be my decision. He just made me realize that you always got to keep God first. That without God, you don’t have nothing. When you keep God first, anything is possible," said Lundy.
Over at the home of the Vikings, seven students signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday. Two students previously signed during the early signing period.
All spreading their talents all throughout the south.
Some will even remain teammates in college, like Brandon Brown and Ghetti Brown.
All heading to the University of West Georgia.
Tiberius Drocea is joining the Blazer Nation as he takes his talents to Valdosta State University.
But, Wednesday is also a bittersweet for former Head Coach Randy McPherson.
“This group has been a real joy to coach over the last four years. They represented Lowndes with honor and class, on and off the field. And they played the game the way you’re supposed to play it. I’m going to miss them, and I’m going to miss it. But, you know, it’s all good," said McPherson.
Not far from Lowndes High, Valwood School had three athletes sign their national letters of intent.
Clark Miller said he can’t wait to join the Blazer family and play alongside his brother.
“Being able to play for a division two, national championship-caliber team with my brother in my hometown. It’s exciting, I’m really excited to go there and play," said Miller.
As a long snapper, Clark did not commit a single miss in his 200 snaps between his junior and senior years.
Six Trojans put pen to paper.
Emory Lowe and Marlon Brown will be heading up the road to Albany State University.
James Hopson will be heading to Duke University as a preferred walk-on.
Kicker Austin Beaver is leaving a legacy behind.
Although he’s staying in-state and headed to West Georgia, he spoke about his time as a Trojan.
“It’s kind of sad because it’s high school football. Everybody loves high school football. But, I know that we’ve got a good thing going for us at West Georgia and it’s going to be an amazing ride," said Beaver.
Thomasville’s Brookwood School had three students commit to the college of their choice.
Southland Academy had one signee Wednesday.
Runningback Clay Owens signed to Charleston Southern to play football.