Five area student athletes have "dream" day

Ooltewah pitcher Kayla Boseman rings a cowbell. The star pitcher signed her letter of intent to play with Mississippi State. PHOTO:WTVC SPORTS

A monumental moment for several student athletes happened Friday.

One of the most sought after athletes in the region signed with the University of Kentucky,

Bradley Central's 6'2" guard Rhyne Howard will report to the Wildcats in late June.

More than 20 schools recruited the highly talented player.

She chose Kentucky, in part, because of its engineering program.

Howard told NewsChannel 9, "It means a lot, like this is all I've been working for since I was a little kid. It's like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders since I don't have to worry about it any more."

At Ooltewah high school three softball players inked their papers to continue playing the sport they love.

Pitching phenom Kayla Boseman is headed to Mississippi State where she will pitch and hit.

She made her commitment her freshman season when Max Preps named her freshman of the year.

So far, she's won 56 games and hit 42 home runs.

This moment is one she'll never forget. Boseman said, " It means a lot. I've been waiting since my freshman year to sign this paper and knowing that I'm actually signing today is the greatest feeling ever."

Two of her teammates also signed.

Ally Chernak is headed to ETSU and Mabry Carpenter is staying home.

She'll play at Chattanooga State.

Meigs County star Aubrey Reed had a magical moment as well. The 2018 graduate will take her talents to the University of Toledo.

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