There is intrigue on National Signing Day and it comes from Mosley with one lingering question.
Where will Nat Dixon go?
The Dolphins’ wide receiver is one of the few people who know where he will be playing college football next fall. He’s narrowed his choices to Football Bowl Subdivision schools Western Kentucky, Boston College, USF and Troy University. His intentions will become clear when he selects his destination during a ceremony at Mosley’s Marvin McCain Technology Center Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Dixon is expected to sign a national letter of intent along with teammates, Jeff Hall, Banton Price and Ryan Rogers. The four were among 13 confirmed area signings on what is referred to as a “national holiday” by many college football fans.
North Bay Haven will revel in its first foray on this day. The Buccaneers featured their first senior class in 2013 and David Smith will sign the Panama City school’s initial football scholarship offer.
The list of expected signees includes dynamic Rutherford quarterback Dallas Davis, who is expected to sign with the University of South Alabama. Bay’s Keith McNeil also is likely to join South Alabama next season.
Chipley is planning to celebrate the signings of Jacob Wilson (FAU) and Kobe McCrary (junior college). This is addition to the possibility of more players from Bay and Rutherford, but those were not confirmed as of Monday.
On a regional level, many will be interested to see where Florida and Florida State fall in the overall rankings. Florida coach Will Muschamp and the Gators anticipate a potential Top 10 class. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is piecing together another stellar class despite the loss of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who also is known for his recruiting touch.
Area athletes expected to sign Wednesday and anticipated destinations:
Dario Batiste, Independence Community College
Dominique Batiste, Independence Community College
Keith McNeil, South Alabama
Ethan Brown, Southeastern University
J.J. Holmes, Hutchinson Community College
Kobe McCrary, Butler Community College
Jacob Wilson, FAU
Nat Dixon (expected to choose between Boston College, Troy, USF and Western Kentucky)
Jeff Hall, FAMU
Banton Price, Faulkner University
Ryan Rogers, FAMU
North Bay Haven
David Smith, Faulkner University
Dallas Davis, South Alabama