High school stars sign college letters

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On Nov. 14, the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, nine Hilton Head Island student-athletes signed letters of intent to compete in college.

At Hilton Head Island High School, state champion swimmer Kevin Geist signed with Villanova University, basketball standout Davis Molloy inked with Huntingdon College, and lacrosse star Jake Rader signed with Lander University.

At Hilton Head Preparatory School, tennis players Scott Sculley signed with University of Wisconsin), Matt Barnett signed with Sewanee, and Ali DeSpain signed with Clemson; multi-sport standout Hunter Hopman signed to play lacrosse at Palm Beach Atlantic. 

Two standout stars from Hilton Head Christian Academy also inked commitments: golfers Danny Azallion with Virginia Tech and JD Patterson with Navy, and soccer star Lukas O’Grady with University of South Carolina Upstate.