Nine Nation Ford athletes signed to go participate in their respective sports in college.

The Nation Ford Falcons had nine athletes sign to play college athletics Wednesday afternoon.

The signing brought the Falcons total to 28 this academic year, said athletic director Dave Johnson.

“This is a huge journey for them,” he said speaking at the ceremony.

Of those signing were two sets of twins – one set for football and one set for track. Those signing included Brady and Gage Corzine, Alyse and Amariah Davis, Nick Chuttey, Kennedy Childress, Hannah Dunnery, Evan Morris and Kees Vandergriff.

The Corzine twins are from Oklahoma and played football for Nation Ford last season. They will be heading to Limestone College in Gaffney together to continue playing on the gridiron.

“They had a good senior year,” said Nation Ford head coach Michael Allen. “I’m proud of them to be able to go to the same school. They are really close. They have got a huge upside.”

The other set of twins, Alyse and Amariah Davis are heading to Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C. for track. Both girls run short distances in sprints such as the 100 and 200-meters.

There were three soccer players signing in Morris, Childress and Dunnery. Dunnery will be going to Francis Marion University in Florence and Childress will be going to Hampton University in Hampton, Va.

Morris is heading to Queens University in Charlotte.

“I have known him (Morris) a couple years,” said Nation Ford boys soccer head coach Kenny Halas. “I know he is going to do some really great things.”

Chuttey is heading to Montreat College in North Carolina for baseball. Chuttey is also a basketball player for Nation Ford.

“I have been very fortunate to coach Nick,” said Nation Ford head baseball coach Jeff Stack. “He is fantastic. He is an exemplary baseball player and student.”

Vandergriff is heading to The Citadel where he will be a part of the rifle team. He has been part of three national champion rifle teams at Nation Ford and is the third Falcons’ graduate to go compete in the sport at The Citadel.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep