Seven college-bound student athletes signed letters of intent at Hilton Head Prep on Wednesday morning at the middle school gym, surrounded by coaches, teachers, friends and family.
Baseball player Kevin Campbell will be attending Ferrum College in Virginia.
"I've been dreaming of going to the next level my whole life," Campbell said. "Can't wait to start some new competition."
Taylor Childress, a tennis standout, will be attending Sewanee, The University of the South, and said she is extremely excited.
"Going to play in college has been my dream," Childress said, adding that her time at Prep has prepared her well both athletically and academically.
Football star Teron Daley has been offered a preferred walk-on spot at Coastal Carolina. Signing his paperwork was a long time coming, according to coach Kevin Wald.
Daley, who is from Jamaica, had to renew his passport in order to fill out the necessary financial aid paperwork and other documents for college. Now that he has taken care of the logistics, Daley said he is thrilled to join a program he feels is on the upswing. He said Prep has made him ready for any new challenges.
"It's prepared me tremendously," Daley said. "Made me want better out of life, gave me motivation."
Art Griffin, a member of the school's golf team, will be attending Lafayette, where he said he is looking forward to the rigorous academic schedule and Division I golf.
"It's been a goal for a while," Griffin said of college. "It's sort of a relief to be in. I think it's going to be a really good fit."
Soccer player Tory Henrichs will attend LaGrange College. Henrichs said she was proud to have fought through some tough injuries to get where she is today. Now she is happy to be joining a smaller school and playing the game she loves.
Peter Higgins, a tennis player, signed for Emory University.
"It's just such a great school," Higgins said.
Fellow tennis standout Jared Woodson decided to attend Eastern Illinois University. Woodson said he was grateful for the opportunity to be recruited and to continue playing at a high level.
"I pray all the time that I'd have the opportunity," Woodson said. "I have more opportunity to further my dream in tennis."
All seven students were applauded by the supportive crowd and posed for photo opportunities with friends and family.