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Manatee County prep athletes to sign with colleges today

Today is National Signing Day, the day student-athletes make their college choices official.

Six area high schools are expected to have players sign with their respective schools, ranging from Division I schools playing for Bowl Championship Series bids to Division III schools.

Listed below are the area players expected to sign:


Bradenton Christian: Austin Dumas, Marshall University.

Braden River: Dillon Romine, University of New Mexico.

Manatee: Quenton Bundrage, Iowa State; Prince Matt, Florida International University; Nick Galati, Jacksonville University; Will Beasley, University of Charleston; Chris Pompey, Eastern Kentucky University; Quinton Pompey, Eastern Kentucky University.

Out-of-Door Academy: Chris Ragone, Trinity College; Jake Siciliano, Wesleyan University.

Palmetto: Chris Calloway, Ball State; Marquis Green, University of Tennesee-Chattanooga.

Southeast: Boe Brand, Western Kentucky; Dyron Speight, Western Kentucky; Terran Williams, Western Kentucky; Giovani Francois (formerly of Southeast, now at Henry Wise High in Maryland), Florida International University.


Palmetto: Granden Goetzman, Florida Gulf Coast University.

Check back with this morning for coverage of the signings. ALso, send your photos of today's signing events, for publication on, to Be sure to include the names of everyone in the photo and the name of the photographer.