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National Signing Day: Top Recruits Sign NLI's

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- National Signing Day is one of the most important days in a high school athlete's career. On Wednesday, local football, soccer, basketball and lacrosse players joined young athletes around the country in signing their national letters of intent to play at the college level. Take a look at where students from the District, Maryland and Virginia are headed next fall.

PHOTO GALLERY: National Sigining Day 2013

Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.):

  • Jermaine Carter (Maryland), LB
  • Derwin Gray (Maryland), OT
  • Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland), LB
  • Cavon Walker (Maryland), LB
  • Dondre Whitmire (Fayettsville State)
  • Robert Burton (Lincoln University)
  • Amonta Poteat (Morgan State)
  • Brian White (University of San Diego)
  • Justin Watson (University of Delaware)
  • Will Nelson (Fayettsville State)
  • Kirk Murphy (Sewanee, Posse Scholar)
  • Reginald Wyatt (Glenville State)
  • Darez Diggs (Morgan State)
  • Davon Burris (Glennville State)
  • Kamal Gardner (West Virginia State)
  • Will Richardson (Glenville State)
  • Marquise Rowland (Glenville State)
  • Damon Robinson (Lincoln University)
  • Gilbert Lundsford (Glenville State)
  • Cristen Baskin (Lincoln University)

Damascus (Damascus, Md.):

  • Zach Bradshaw (Virginia)
  • Trevor Patton (St. Anselm)
  • George Vinson (Appalachian State)

*Via Mike Cornejo, MocoFootball.com

DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.):


  • Brian Charles (Towson)
  • Jordan Pittman (Howard)
  • Sigfried Schmidt (Stevenson)
  • DaeSean Timmons (Albany)


  • Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest)
  • Sean Cowdry (Indiana)
  • Chris Odoi Atsem (Maryland)
  • Bill Kerr (Coastal Carolina)
  • Wesley Suggs (UVA)

Good Counsel (Olney, Md.):

  • Darien Carr (Harvard)
  • Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech), DB
  • Kirk Gardner (UVA)
  • Andre Levrone, Jr. (UVA)
  • Brendan Marshall (UVA), QB
  • Marcel Ngachie (University of Albany), LB
  • Dorian O'Daniel (Clemson), LB/RB

Middletown (Middletown, Md.)

  • Zach Welch (Monmouth), RB

Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.):


  • Andrew Ankrah (James Madison), DE
  • Kieran Gregory (Richmond), DE
  • Marcus Newby (Nebraska), LB
  • Matt Choi (Monmouth), WR
  • Tyrell Williams (Georgetown), LB

Golf: Jun Ahn (Wilmington University)

Boys' Lacrosse:

  • Dylan Chaikin (McDaniel College)
  • Grant Skipper (DePauw University)
  • Jack Harris (University of Mary Washington)
  • Kyle Garagusi (St. Mary's College of Maryland)

Girls' Soccer: Isabelle Latour (Towson)

Boys' Swim: Jake Engel (UMBC) & Jeremy Liu (Towson)

Suitland (Forestville, Md.): 

  • Taivon Jacobs (Maryland), WR
  • Akil Washington (West Virginia State), WR

Seneca Valley (Germantown, Md.):

  • Jamir Wilson (West Virginia State)

Thomas Johnson (Frederick, Md.):

  • Richie Anderson (Penn State), RB
  • Heath Dahlgren (Towson), QB

Urbana (Ijamsville, Md.):

  • Darren Ambush (Monmouth), WR
  • Brendan Wharton (Monmouth), TE

C.D. Hylton (Woodbridge, Va.):

  • E.J. Levenberry, Jr. (Florida), LB
  • Reggie Miles (Navy), DE

Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.):

  • Ryan Burns (Stanford), QB
  • Jonathan Allen (Alabama), DE