PSN Spotlight - Westlake Host 2022 National Signing Day For All Student Athletes
On Wednesday, student athletes around the country took part in the 2022 National Signing Day, as they signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic career at the college of their choice. Traditionally, the February signing day has been recognized as one in which all eyes are on the country’s top football recruits and where they will choose. With the addition of the early signing day in December, many of the top football recruits sign their NLI at that time, which has allowed many high school athletic programs to incorporate all of their student athletes into the February date, which is what took place at Westlake High School in City of South Fulton, Georgia on Wednesday.
“It’s important because a lot of them are friends and they want to share the moment,” Westlake Athletic Director, Carl Green said, which is why the school has held their signing day in this fashion over the past few years. “We look at it as a big Westlake signing day, not necessarily football, basketball or track,” Green said of Wednesday’s event. And to his point, one of the signees of the day was Simone Langford, who signed her NLI to play flag football at Bryant and Stratton College. Langford is Westlake’s first student athlete to receive a flag football scholarship, something she is very excited about. “It feels amazing to be one of the first to come out of Westlake as a flag football commit,” Langford said on Wednesday.
The Westlake baseball team had two players sign their NLI’s at the signing event and for head coach, Kelcey White, the moment was made even more special because one of those signees was his son, Kelcey White Jr., who will be headed to Southern University in the fall. “I coach to be in the position to get athletes to the next level,” White said adding that being afforded to the opportunity to play college baseball himself, has allowed him to step into his ministry of help student athletes achieve that same goal. White go on to add that both his son and Brian Hardaway, who signed with Mississippi Valley State University, have both worked hard to enjoy the moment and that “the best is yet to come” for the two Westlake baseball players.