National Signing Day: Local athletes sign to play college football

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – On Wednesday, as part of National Signing Day, dozens of local athletes across eastern North Carolina signed to play college football at the Division 1 level.

Headlining this year’s class, a few standouts from the east will stay in-state and play at East Carolina University.

Those future Pirates include South Central’s Kendall Futrell, Riverside’s Jalen Price, and Plymouth’s Raequan Purvis.

Also the duo from Wallace-Rose Hill, Johnnie Glaspie and Keyshawn Canady also signed today to play at East Carolina University.

J.H. Rose wide-receiver Cornell Powell signed with the Clemson Tigers. Keion Joyner, of Havelock, will play at Florida State next year.

Others to make it official include Asa Alexander, J.H. Rose kicker, accepted a preferred-walk-on position at North Carolina State; Michael Baker, Ayden-Grifton, will play at Wingate University.

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