Dreams do come true for Savannah Area local athletes on National Signing Day

By Prep Sports Report Staff | February 2, 2023

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, National Signing Day, several Savannah area athletes put pen to paper on scholarship and athletic commitment agreements.


Hence, it must be accepted as fact. These college students are living the dream by participating in the sports they enjoy most and going to do it on the next level, the college level!


Benedictine Military School

Za'Quan Bryan signed with the University of Minnesota (Football)

Lamont Mitchell signed with Georgia Military College (Football)



Bethesda Academy

Jalil Calhoun signed with Savannah State University (Football)



Calvary Day School

Noah Gillian signed with Shorter University (Lacrosse)

Jalin Scott signed with Savannah State University (Football)

Terry Simmons Jr. signed with Duke University (Football)

Caleb Sineath signed with Erskine College (Baseball)


Effingham County High School

Timmy Brown signed with The Army University (Football)

Keion Wallace signed with Georgia Southern University (Football)

Richmond Hill High School

Zion Gillard signed with Peru State College (Football)

Dontae Goodner signed with Ripon College (Football)


Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Maggie Byrd signed with Kennesaw State University (Volleyball)

Jayden Hester signed with Georgia Military College (Football)

Akeem Lane signed with Central Georgia Technical College (Football)

Paulus Zittrauer signed with Franklin & Marshall College (Football)



PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Zimmer WJCL sports director, Benedictine, Bethesda Academy, Calvary Day School, Effingham, Richmond Hill, Savannah Christian,


Optim Orthopedics supports Benedictine Military School, Calvary Day School, Richmond Hill High School, Savannah Country Day, South Effingham High School, and St. Vincent's athletics. Benedictine Military School's team doctor is Dr. David Sedory. Dr. David Palmer is the team doctor for Calvary Day School, South Effingham, and Richmond Hill. Savannah Country Day and St. Vincent's team doctor is Dr. Thomas Alexander. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game.


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The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

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