COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - National Signing Day proved to be a busy Wednesday for area recruits, as a number of players signed scholarships with Division I programs at the FBS and FCS levels.
Two players signed with Power-5 programs. Troup defensive lineman Andy Boykin chose Arkansas, while Central defensive back Mike Harris went with Baylor of the Big 12, opting to join new head coach Dave Aranda in Waco.
“They showed me open arms,” Harris said. “It was like a family everywhere I went. The thing to win a championship, you need family so family’s the most important and that counted.”
Harris was the fifth Central Red Devil to sign with a Power-5 program this year.
In total, over 75 area athletes in several sports signed scholarships on Wednesday, with others set to sign with colleges over the next week.