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This is a big week for many high school athletes, as they'll be honoring their oral commitments by putting pen to paper. Today is national signing day so please send us any photos from ceremonies throughout the bay area to email@example.com. Be sure to include the name, school and college selected of the athlete in the photo. We'll be running a gallery of pics online all week.
Seminole soccer player Shane Wixted will continue his playing career at USF. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Clearwater's Jeremiah George (and family) after he signed with Iowa State.
Palm Harbor University's Ashlin Cook signs to play with the University of Tampa.
Dunedin's Ali Cheaib poses with family after signing with Youngstown State. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Northeast football player Peter Terrana signs with Western Michigan. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Berkeley Prep's Taylor Batye (U.S. Naval Academy) Samantha Newhaller (U.S. Naval Academy) and Amber Famiglietti (Swarthmore College) strike a pose.
Plant girls soccer team captains, from left, Amy Werdine (Appalachian State), Ellen Moore (Furman) and Lauryn Bodden (Southern Methodist) sign their letters of intent Wednesday. JOEY KNIGHT | Times
Plant football coach Bob Weiner presides over the Panthers' signing ceremony, where six football players and three girls soccer players signed, all with out-of-state programs. JOEY KNIGHT | Times
Clearwater Central Catholic's Jolie Annichiarico signs to play soccer for the University of Florida. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pinellas Park keeper Alyssa Doheny signs with the University of North Florida. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Berkeley Prep cross country runner Gigi Price signs with C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Berkeley Prep track standout Auston Chen signs with Arkansas. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Berkeley Prep soccer player T.J. Roehn signs with South Florida. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
During a ceremony at Tampa Catholic, Christian Green, left, announced he is going to Florida State and Chaz Green announced his intent to attend the University of Florida. DANIEL WALLACE | Times
Canterbury's Bryce Wilson signed with Tennessee State at a ceremony at Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sickles' offensive tackle Jason Cooper (blue hat, Iowa Western), offensive guard Nick Verline (white shirt, Jacksonville) and linebacker Scott O'Donoghue (blue hat, Holy Cross) put pen to paper. JOEY KNIGHT | Times
Seminole soccer players and University of Tampa signees Casey Merson and Megan Lawrence show off their letters of intent. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Osceola soccer player Mary Ann Krlin signs with Florida. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Billy Fanning, a forward on Durant soccer team, signs with Florida Gulf Coast. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hillsborough's Dan Ljuna, originally from Serbia, signed with Webber International. DANIEL WALLACE | Times
From left, Hillsborough's Rodney Johnson (FAMU), Tarean Austin (New Mexico) and Terrence Mitchell (USF) were all smiles. DANIEL WALLACE | Times
Land O'Lakes soccer player Frank Villar (Florida Atlantic), running back Tyler Peak (Jacksonville) and offensive lineman Patrick Kronk (American International) sign their letters of intent. IZZY GOULD Times
Tampa Bay Tech's Sam Jones signs his letter of intent to play football at Grand Rapids (Michigan) Community College. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times
Tampa Bay Tech's Jerome Speights is all smiles after signing his letter of intent to play football for Western Kentucky University. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times
Tampa Bay Tech's Mark Grant signs his letter of intent to play football for Grand Rapids (Michigan) Community College.EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN Times
Tampa Bay Tech's Greg Hickman listens during a short ceremony shortly before signing his letter of intent to play football for Florida International University. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN Times
Proudly wearing a University of Miami hat, Tampa Bay Tech's Maurice Hagens celebrates after signing his letter of intent to play football there. Six TBT seniors signed letters of intent to colleges around the country on national signing day. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times
Terrence Mitchell signs to the University of South Florida as his father, Frank Mitchell, right, looks on. Six students from Hillsborough High School committed to their colleges on national signing day. DANIEL WALLACE | Times
Palm Harbor University offensive lineman Mark Hansson signs with UConn. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dunedin quarterback Ryan Singer will be attending Presbyterian College SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lakewood senior Bernard Reedy Jr. signs with Toledo University. Pictured left to right, Bernard Reedy Sr. (father), football coach Cory Moore, and Angelique Jordan (mother). CHRIS ZUPPA, Times
Lakewood brothers Bar'ee Boyd, 17, (second from left) and Xavius Boyd, 18, (second from right) committed to Western Kentucky University. Pictured left to right, Tomeka Jordan (mom), football coach Cory Moore, and Errick Boyd (father). CHRIS ZUPPA, Times
Lakewood senior Aram Wynn committed to Florida A&M University. Pictured left to right (standing) is Otis Keels (father), Isaiah Wynn, 14 (brother), football coach Cory Moore, and Beulah Johnson-Keels (mother). CHRIS ZUPPA | Times
Lakewood High senior Burness Griffin, second from left, committed to Benedictine College. Pictured left to right is football coach Cory Moore, Danielle Russell, 11 (sister), and Sylvia Russell (mother). CHRIS ZUPPA, Times
Gibbs' Jarvis West, left, and Tim Jackson sit with their families after signing with Iowa State and the University of North Carolina, respectively. Pictured left to right (standing): Gene West (Jarvis' dad), Demetra Green (Jarvis' mom), Alexandria Jackson, 16, (Tim's sister) Cassandra Jackson (Tim's mom) and Al Jackson (Tim's father). CHRIS ZUPPA | Times
Pasco quarterback DJ Clower (North Carolina A&T) and receiver/defensive back Mitch Wozniak (Florida International) make it official as athletic director Jim Ward, left, and coach Tom McHugh look on. IZZY GOULD | Times
Countryside athletes, from left, sign their letters of intent: Jimbo Chmelik (Quincy), Todd Shorter (Illinois State), Thea Linkfield (North Florida), Kim Cohn (Wofford), Kendall Narum (LSU). BRYAN BURNS | Times
Jefferson tight end/linebacker Fred Overstreet signs with Rutgers as athletic director Bob Morgan looks on. EDUARDO A. ENCINA | Times
Nature Coast running back Tevin Drake signs with Western Michigan in a conference room at Nature Coast Technical High on Wednesday morning. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times
Nature Coast's Braddie Ellison signs with North Carolina A&T in a conference room at Nature Coast Technical High on Wednesday morning. WILL VRAGOVIC, Times
Hudson High quarterback Zack Wynn hugs his mother, Chene Wynn, after signing a letter of intent to play at Western Michigan University on Wednesday morning. At left is his uncle, Bob Lewis.
BRENDAN FITTERER | Times
Jesuit K/P Tyler Feely (Columbia), left, OLB/DE Trace Williams (Wingate), center, and track star Evan Rubinson (Duke) sign this morning at the school JOEY KNIGHT | Times
Largo's Austin Jenquine, left, signs with Albany State, Mike Douglas, middle, signs with Kentucky and Jamarious Boatwright inks with Youngstown State, during an early-morning signing ceremony at the school. Behind them, left to right, is Largo football coach Rick Rodriguez, Charlene Evans, Mike's mom, and Boatwright's brother Stevie Gamble, 14, mom Lynn Boatwright and sister Alysha Gamble, 8. JIM DAMASKE | Times
Admiral Farragut's Josh Burch signs with Navy.
Gibbs' Tim Jackson announces he will attend North Carolina.