Seniors Robinson, Brown sign NCAA letters of intent

Wednesday, Feb. 6 marked the most exciting Wednesday in all of college football. Not a single down was played, nor were any college football players involved.

That’s right. It was National Signing Day.

In a special event at 8:00 a.m. EST – the earliest a player can sign a National Letter of Intent – seniors Terryon Robinson and Andrew Brown officially committed to Western Carolina University and Hutchinson Community College, respectively.

“I chose Western Carolina because they are relatively close to home and they pass the ball a lot,” Robinson, a wide receiver, said.

Robinson plans to pursue an English degree at WCU in hopes of landing a career in journalism after college. Provided, of course, that he doesn’t go pro.

Brown, on the other hand, has a less certain future.

“I’m going a junior college for one year get my grades up,” he said. “Then, I plan to transfer to an FCS school.”

Which Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known in football as Division I-AA) school Brown will attend, however, is still undecided.

Both seniors, who made the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s All-Region 6-AAA squad, have helped the Varsity football team gain some recognition in the recruiting world.

“They kind of set the standard for our program,” Varsity head football coach Brad Waggoner said. “These are two guys who represent us really well. We’re extremely happy and hope this will set a trend from here on out. We have a lot of guys who could go on to represent Decatur [in college], and it goes on to help our community and school.”

Athletic Director Carter Wilson agrees that signings like Robinson’s, Brown’s and even soccer player John Speed’s (link to other signing article when it’s up) are positive steps for Decatur athletics.

“It means a lot. Just take a look at the [Wall of Fame]. There are lots of great athletes to come through Decatur in the past 100 years,” he said. “These guys are following in those footsteps, and we are very excited and pleased with their accomplishments. We know that they’re going to continue to do big and great things in the future, and they show that Decatur athletics are in good hands right now and are headed in the right direction.”


Robinson, right, and Brown, left, sign their letters in front of a 40-plus member audience on Wednesday.
Robinson, right, and Brown, left, sign their letters in front of a 40-plus member audience on Wednesday.