From left, Jahari Dozier, Eli Patrick, Patrick Bramlett, Tyler DeMarco Maya Cameron and Jackson Sims all recently participated in a signing day ceremony at Nation Ford.

The Nation Ford Falcons finished off their 2022 signing class recently with six more athletes committing to colleges.

Three of the six signees are soccer players with one football player, one lacrosse player and a marksman rounding things out. The three soccer players were Patrick Bramlett, Jahari Dozier and Eli Patrick.

“It feels great,” said Nation Ford head boys soccer coach Kenny Halas. “They have all worked hard. They have persevered through a couple of difficult years with COVID. All of them are major contributors to our team.”

Patrick will be staying close and heading down to USC-Lancaster. He was a 2019 defensive player of the year for the Falcons and an All-Region selection last year. This year he has been selected to play in the North-South All-Star Classic. He has been a captain for Nation Ford for the past two seasons.

Bramlett will also be staying nearby as he is heading to Winthrop University. He has been selected to the 2022 Clash of the Carolinas All-Star team.

The final soccer player signing was Dozier, who will be heading to Pfeiffer University, a small Division III school in Misenheimer, N.C. 

The lone football player signing this time was Jackson Sims. Sims will be heading to North Greenville where he will be wreaking havoc on defense like he has in recent years for the Falcons. He was the Tri-County Defensive Player of the Year for 2021 and an All-Region selection in 2021.  He was a two-time region leader in tackles and this past year was number one in the state in 5A football with 121 total tackles and averaged 13.3 tackles per game. He also was named to the 2021 High School Football American Academic All-American team.

“You can’t replace Jackson,” said Nation For head football coach Michael Allen. “His work ethic on the field and in school, his knowledge and willingness to be vocal on the field, he is a coach on the field.”

Another leader in their respective sport is Tyler DeMarco. He will be heading to Lander University to play lacrosse. In the past two seasons, he has scored 47 goals in 28 games for Nation Ford and has helped to guide them to an undefeated season thus far.

“He has no flaws in his game,” said Falcons boys’ lacrosse head coach Cory Turner. “He has a positive attitude and I expect him to be a contributor at the next level.”

The lone female signee was Maya Cameron who will be attending the University of North Georgia on a rifle scholarship. Cameron has been a rifle team captain for three years at Nation Ford. She holds three individual national rifle records and four individual state titles. She will be representing the state in the National Junior Olympics in Michigan in June.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep