MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 2019 college football recruiting season has finally come to and end as high school seniors across the country signed their national letters of intent.
One Wednesday, five students from Myrtle Beach High School celebrated the accomplishment in front of classmates and coaches, but most important their families.
“I’m happy for him because he’s played ever since he was 6 years old. This is his sport and what he wanted so he’s off to do big things,” said Mrs. Finkley.
Finkley’s son Daron signed to play wide receiver with Hutchinson Community College in the fall.
After bringing home the school’s 8th state football championship, Finkley and his teammates continued chasing their dream of play college football.
“She means the world, I’m going to do it for her,” said Finkley.
Senior Right Guard, Colby Williams signed his letter of intent to play at Concordia University-Wisconsin and will also be pursuing a degree in Information Technology.
Williams said for him the decision was easy after visiting the campus as he continues to chase his dream of being a college athlete.
“I’ve been wanting to do it since I was little,” said Williams.
Each student-athlete signing their letters of intent, including Kentucky Christian University signee Salim Sessions, took time to thank their family for their years of support.
“My family they really support me, driving me to all the practices and taking me to every game no matter the distance,” said Sessions.
As for the parents, the love went far beyond sports.
“We weren’t putting the effort in because of football or soccer or baseball, whatever sport that he played, it was because we love our kid and want to see him succeed on and off the field,” said Cole Williams, Colby’s father.
As each player goes their separate way, they will forever have their legacy cemented at Myrtle Beach High School as state champions.
“Knowing I had two older brothers that came through to do it before me it really paved the way for me,” said Marcus Grissett, who signed to play at Independence Community College.
For Williams, the day is like a dream, as he continues chasing his on-field goals at the next level.
“I get to take a step and try to get a championship in college,” said Williams.
Myrtle Beach Soccer seniors Sam Coughlin and Coby Arambula also signed their national letters of intent this afternoon.
Soccer head coach, Jason Himmelsbach called them once in a life time players to coach and believes they can lead their team to the school’s first soccer state title.