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Eleven Dawson County Tigers sign to play collegiate sports
Kobe Rea Signing
Kobe Rea signs with Union College to play football. - photo by Photo submitted

Eleven athletes from Dawson County High School signed letters of intent to nine different colleges in February and March.

Five sports were represented in the signings: football, softball, cross country, basketball and baseball. Football had the most signings out of any sport with six athletes, three of them signing to the same school. Two athletes signed with NCAA Division 1 universities.

Kaitlyn Bennett
Kaitlyn Bennett signs with Wesleyan College to play softball. - photo by Photo submitted

Below is a list of signing athletes and where they will be attending school in the fall:

Ben McGinnis
Ben McGinnis signs with Augusta State University to run cross country. - photo by Photo submitted


  • Seth Adams - University of the Cumberlands
  • Bryce Bryant - Reinhardt
  • Brody Howell - Berry College
    Hudson Sapp
    Hudson Sapp signs with the University of Mississippi to play baseball. - photo by Photo submitted
  • Riley Herndon - Union College
  • Kobe Rea - Union College
  • Hunter Barron - Union College


  • Kaitlyn Bennett - Wesleyan College

Basketball (Lady Tigers)

  • Sophia d'Oliveira- Liberty University

Cross Country

  • Ben McGinnis - Augusta State University

Basketball (Tigers)

  • Jasper Gibson - Emmanuel College


  • Hudson Sapp - University of Mississippi

With Dawson County High School cancelling class due to concerns over COVID-19, some athletes have postponed their signings until a later date. Dawson County Athletic Director Jason Gibson said he believes those athletes will still sign sometime later in the semester.