Six student-athletes from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school sign at Division 1 level


The future is bright for the student-athletes of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school. Six Rabun Gap players inked their national letters of intent on Wednesday, marking the largest group of Division 1 signatories in school history.

The signatories included football players Darren Agu of London, England; Coleman Bryson of Waynesville, North Carolina; Tucker Holloway of Andrews, North Carolina; Marlin Klein from Cologne, Germany; and Linus Zunk from Berlin, Germany; and baseball player Buddy Howard of Lancaster, SC. These six student-athletes have a GPA of 3.9 and have received a total of 99 Division 1 offers.

Agu and Zunk signed with Vanderbilt University. Holloway will travel to Virginia Tech. Bryson and Klein will continue their footballing careers in the Big 10, attending the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan, respectively. These five players were key members of the Eagles’ second-placed football team in the NCISAA.

Howard will be traveling to Western Carolina University to play baseball for the Catamounts. He’s a member of the Eagles baseball team, which finished in the state semifinals last season and is looking to play for a championship this spring.

“This is a historic day for Rabun Gap athletics,” said school principal Jeff Miles. “I am so proud of each of these student-athletes as they continue to pursue their dreams at the Division 1 level. These young men have worked hard on and off the field, and I look forward to following their success. in the future.

Sporting director Dale Earnhardt spoke about the importance of these signings, and others, to the sporting program.

“These Division 1 signings underscore the success of our track and field program and our coaches’ commitment to college recruiting,” said Earnhardt. “I am incredibly proud of all of our student-athletes. “

Wednesday’s signing day was the first of this academic year at Rabun Gap. The school will host another signing day this spring, with more signatories in football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer.


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