Dreams come true for three student athletes

Heritage High's Cole Wilcox signs with the University of Georgia to continue playing baseball. Two other local student-athletes signed on Wednesday. PHOTO: WTVC Sports

A magical moment happened for three standout high school student athletes on Wednesday.

It was "Signing Day" where they signed their official letters of intent to continue playing their sports in college.

McCallie's Jr. Clay signed to play basketball with Tennessee Tech.

They were the first school to offer.

Junior said after meeting coaches, the team and seeing the campus, "everything clicked."

Plus he said he has a chance to play point guard as a freshman. "It means everything. Ever since I've been young, just watching D1 basketball on t.v. and stuff, watching the tournament. I've always dreamed of playing, having that opportunity. So now that I have that opportunity and it's here, it's just a dream come true," Clay said with a smile on his face.

At Hamilton Heights Academy, Jazmine Massengill signed to play basketball with the Tennessee Lady Vols.

She said it was a hard decision, but she kept going to campus.

The more she did, the more it felt like home.

She'll be part of Holly Warlick's highly touted recruiting class. " It means a lot. It's really a dream come true. I always wanted to be a Lady Vol. It's happening," Massengill said. She too was all smiles.

Finally, Heritage baseball star Cole Wilcox inked his papers with the University of Georgia.

The 6'5" pitcher, who says he has been clocked at 97 miles per hour, grew up a Dawgs fan.

The three-time all state player was also one of only 20 players nationwide who made the All USA Under 18 Olympic Team. Wilcox called today one of the best moments of his life, "It's awesome. I've been committed for so long, just to finally get it on paper, it's been good. Just to know I'm going to a great school with a great program, it's just awesome."

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