DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Five Dothan High athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play their sport at the next level.
Three baseball players, a softball player and a soccer player were celebrated Tuesday. Families, friends and teammates gathered in the gym at Dothan High School to watch five Wolves put pen to paper.
“It’s been a dream come true,” Belhaven University baseball signee Carter Fanning said. “I’ve always wanted to play in college so signing today is just the start of my baseball journey at the next level.”
Of the three baseball players who signed Tuesday, two are headed to Central Alabama Community College.
“They focus on baseball more than all other sports,” Central Alabama Community College baseball signee Matthew Omohundro said. “It’s in a good area, close to home, close to Auburn and everything. I’m trying to get a lot of playing time.”
“Me and him have been playing baseball together since we were in tee ball so it’s kind of cool growing up playing with him on all my teams, and now we’ll be teammates again in college,” Central Alabama Community College baseball signee John Price Reed.
Between the Wolves baseball and softball teams, 17 players plan to continue their athletic careers.
“Everyone at Dothan High has had elite talent,” Enterprise State Community College softball signee Jewelionna Gonzales said. “Everyone is just amazing at everything they do so as long as you’re willing to sit there and put in the hard work you can go anywhere with it.”
Dedication to their sports is what helps the Wolves excel.
“I play soccer year round,” Faulkner University soccer signee Maria Wharton said. “Travel in the fall and high school in spring. It’s really all I ever do so I think I’ll be ready.”
While coaches talked about the talent of their athletes, Head Baseball Coach Alex Sanford says the number of athletes advancing their careers speak for itself.
“Anytime you have that type of caliber of player in your program is just a testament to what we’re trying to establish here in Dothan,” Sanford said.
One other Wolves baseball player, Te’relle George-mills, signed with Lawson State Community College this week but wasn’t able to be on campus Tuesday.