EASTERN CAROLINA - Seven area high school football stars celebrated national signing day.
Derrell Scott made it official, he signed with Tennessee Wednesday, a little more than week after he verbally committed to the Volunteers. And he found out how much his announcement last Monday means to the orange army. he is the third Havelock player to head to the SEC in the last two years.
New Bern's Rondell McNair is the other area player to go out of state. The former Bears linebacker spent the last two years in junior college, now he is headed to Boise State with two years of eligibility remaining.
Another New Bern star Cody Purdie is already enrolled at ECU, but he wanted to take part in signing day even though he is already a Pirate.
Ayden-Grifton's Drew Turnage will join Purdie in Greenville soon. The Chargers all a round athlete is living his dream, he has always wanted to wear the purple and gold.
Northside Jacksonville star Josh Cabrera is taking his top notch receiving abilities to North Carolina.
Swansboro star Chris Phipps will join Cabrera in Chapel Hill. The hard hitter will be a preferred walk on.
Two more local stars will play at NC State. James Kenan's Marcelias Sutton is an electric running back with a soft voice.
He will be joined in Raliegh by JH Rose star Kentavius Street who signed his letter of intent early in the morning. Then went home sick.
Several other athletes signed national letters of intent to attend other schools in smaller football, soccer and baseball.