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

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Cedar Shoals football player Adorian Favors signs to play football at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga during National Signing Day at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., on Feb. 2, 2022. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith for Athens Banner-Herald)
Cedar Shoals football player Adorian Favors signs to play football at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga during National Signing Day at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., on Feb. 2, 2022. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith for Athens Banner-Herald)

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.

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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 mbaxley@onlineathens.com or direct message on Twitter at @mcclainbaxley.

Signed NLI

Kadin Bailey, Jefferson, LB, Syracuse

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Jason Berko, Oconee County, OL/DL, Mercer

Kyrus Browner, Cedar Shoals, DE, Georgia Military College

Jerdavian Colbert, Cedar Shoals, RB, Reinhardt

Justin Cummings, Apalachee, RB/CB, Greensboro College

Javion Davenport, Clarke Central, LB, Gordon State College

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Johne'ss Davis, Athens Christian, RB, UA-Pine Bluff

More: Athens Christian football standout Johne’ss Davis makes college commitment

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

Bryson Franklin, Prince Avenue, K/P, Berry College

Brian Habeck, Jefferson, DL/G, Kennesaw State

Jamarcus Hill, Jefferson, OT, Southeast Missouri State

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

Johnerio Holt, Athens Academy, OL/DL, Samford

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

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

Reese Johnson, Jefferson, RB/SS, Georgetown College

Luke Lanier, Prince Avenue, LB, Berry College

Jaquette Lester, Oconee County, OL/DL, Palmetto Prep

Dwight Levy, Jackson County, WR, Shorter University

Franklin Manago, Clarke Central, CB, Gordon State College

Dreylan Martin, Commerce, RB, Averett University

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Isaiah Maxey, Jackson County, QB, Southern Virginia

Dalton Norton, Jackson County, WR/SS, Southern Virginia

Jordan Perry, Jefferson, RB/LB, Kansas State

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

Austin Redmon, Jefferson, LB, West Virginia State

Colby Sikes, Apalachee, RB, Berry College

Juan Silas, Cedar Shoals, LB, Kennesaw 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

Malaki Starks, Jefferson, ATH, Georgia

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

Javars Stone, Clarke Central, WR, Gordon State College

Jacob Wright, Oconee County, QB, Mars Hill

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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.

Uncommitted

Note: Class of 2022 athletes have until April 1 to sign with Division 1 schools and until August 1 to sign with non-D1 schools.

Khyle Cowan, Clarke Central, LB, Offer from LaGrange

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

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

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

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

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

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