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Upstate athletes commit to colleges on National Signing Day

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A Spartanburg High School football player holds up a football (File / FOX Carolina) A Spartanburg High School football player holds up a football (File / FOX Carolina)

High school athletes in the Upstate and across America made big decisions on Wednesday. 

Wednesday is National Signing Day, the first day prospective athletes can commit to colleges and universities where they want to continue their academic and athletic training. 

While many local high school football stars announced which college they intend to sign with early, Spartanburg High School running back Tavien Feaster kept his decision private until a press conference on Wednesday evening. At the conference, Feaster announced his decision to stay in the Upstate and commit to Clemson University.

Feaster was considering offers from numerous schools: Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, both Florida and Florida State, Georgia, Penn State and more. 

Three players from Christ Church's 2014 1A state championship team signed with schools across the country. Michael Batson is expected to sign with Clemson, Dorien Dickey will sign with Jacksonville State, and Thad Mangam will sign with Wofford. Read more about Christ Church's signing day here.

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Several Byrnes players made their commitments on Wednesday afternoon. Tavin Richardson will sign with Kentucky, Isaiah Hill will go to the University of Miami of Ohio, and Braylon Collins will sign with Eastern Michigan. Click here for more information on signing day at Byrnes.

At Dorman High School, J.J. Arcega Whiteside signed with Stanford. Read more about the six Dorman athletes who signed.

Five football players at Boiling Springs High School signed letters on Wednesday. Two were with local schools. Click here to read more.

Greenville High School had three players sign on Wednesday. Longinus Nnodim signed with Wofford, R.J. Brooks signed with Tusculum College and Jalen Wilkes signed with North Carolina Central University. Click here to read more.

Emerald's Gage Cervenka will sign with Clemson, Bruce Johnson will sign with South Carolina State, and Justin Watson will sign with Limestone. See more on Emerald's signing day here.

Daniel High School's Amir Trapp will sign with Clemson, Austin Barnes and Noah Preisch will sign with Newberry, and Andy McCall will sign with North Greenville. Read more about Daniel's singing day here.

Wren High School quarterback Kelly Bryant signed with Clemson University and is already enrolled. 

Brothers Austin Anderson and Tyler Anderson signed with Newberry College. Wren student Christian Merritt signed with Charleston Southern. 

Emily Bray, a soccer player at Wren, decided to go to Erskine College in Due West. Click here for more information on signing day at Wren.

Greenwood's Markeyvious Adams will sign with Appalachian State.

Both Greenwood cornerback Kaleb Chalmers and Boiling Springs offensive tackle Noah Green graduated in December and signed with Clemson. School officials said Green and Chalmers have already begun classes at Clemson.

No Upstate football players signed with South Carolina. See a list of the Gamecocks' 2015 signing class here.

Tune in to The Four O' Clock News, The Ten O'Clock News and FOX Carolina News Tonight for a full recap of signing day coverage.

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