Signing day

Carter Burns

February 5th, five student athletes join 147 former Chapin athletes over the last decade that have dedicated themselves to taking their academic and athletic talents past high school.

Joshua Taylor is signing his letter of intent to play football for Gardener Webb University. Josh’s accomplishments include 2018 Palmetto Preps Breakout player to watch, 2018 Palmetto Preps Top 25 OL, 2018 Palmetto Preps Top 75 Players, 2018, SCVarsity Top 50 Midlands, 2018 All Region 5-5A, 2019 Midlands Top 10 OL, 2019 Midlands Top 30, 2019 Midlands Top 60, 2019 All Region 5-5A, 2019 Team Captain, 2019 North South All Star Participant.

“Josh is one of the hardest working, most dedicated young men I have coached in 25 years. It has been fun watching him turn into the player he is today. We are all very proud of Josh and we know that he will represent Gardener-Webb in the same manner that he has for Chapin Football for the past 6 years,” said Coach Justin Gentry.

“It was a dream come true and to have all my friends and family around me. It was extra special for people to celebrate this day with me,” said Josh Taylor.

Garret Huyck previously signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for the College of William and Mary. Garrett’s accomplishments are, 4 year letterman, 2018 Aun and McCay Jamboree MVP, 2018 All Region 5-5A, 2019 All Region 5-5A, 2019 North South All Star Participant, 2019 FNR Scholar Athlete, 2019 Team Captain, 2019 Captain Award.

“Garrett has come so far in the last 4 years and I couldn’t be more proud. He devoted himself to the game of football as he has with his academics, pure determination. His leadership on and off the field will be missed, but I know it will carry over to his adventure at William and Mary,” said Coach Gentry.

West Hiller is signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at the Erskine College. As a punter, West had 27 punts for 35.1 Average. As a kicker, West was 4 for 5 on FG’s and 37 for 38 for PAT’s. “He mastered our onside kick and was a huge weapon for us,” said Coach Gentry.

“West has been a part of our football family for the last 10 years. I have seen him grow into the fine young man that he is today. West has worked very hard on and off the field to become a weapon for us and I know that he will take his talents to Erskine and immediately make an impact,” said Coach Gentry.

“Signing is a day of celebrating what you have accomplished from previous years. Walking up to the table and signing is the best feeling in the world. I knew Erskine was my home whenever I stepped foot on campus and it was amazing,” said West Hiller.

Noah Davis signing his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the Tocoa Falls College.

“Noah his .162 last year. He played third base and helped us on the mound. He had a 1 and 0 record. Noah is a tremendous student and one of the finest young men I have ever coached,” said Coach Scott McLeod.

Jarrett Whitley is signing his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of South Carolina-Sumter.

“Jarrett Whitley hit .208 with 2 home runs. Jarrett is a solid outfielder with a strong arm. He also played third base and catcher for us last year. Jarrett has tremendous power and is very fast for a big man,” said Caoch McLeod.