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High school athletes declare where they’ll play compete collegiately

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A handful of high school athletes from the Cape Fear region made a big leap Thursday by signing their national letters of intent.

As the quarterback of New Hanover High School, Jordan Betts is totally focused on football, but once the season ends Jordan Betts will turn his attention to baseball. Thursday afternoon Jordan signed his national letter of intent to play baseball for the Duke Blue Devils.

“For me it’s just a lot of weight off my shoulders. Now I can focus on finishing my work my senior year and heading to Durham,” Betts said.

At Duke, Jordan will play shortstop or possibly 3rd base.

New Hanover senior Cari Blalock is one of the top high school swimmers in the country. She’ll be taking her aquatic skills to Bayou Country; she’ll be swimming for the LSU Tigers.

“I am so excited to officially be an LSU Tiger. I can now say that I’m going to LSU instead of just saying that I’ve committed and I want to swim there.”

One Wilmington athlete will be staying close to home. Laney softball phenom Tori Sewell will play at UNC Wilmington. She made that official on Thursday. ” I come from an athletic family. I certainly owe a lot to father.”

South Brunswick Cougar Kaitlin Clemmons also plays softball. Next year she’ll be a catcher for Barton College. “I’ve been thinking about playing going to college to play softball since I was little. It means a lot that I’ll be able to go.”

We’ve got one more signing to pass along. Cape Fear Community College basketball standout Cephus Oglesby signed with Towson State today. Towson is in the CAA, which means next year, Cephus will play against UNC Wilmington.

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videoA handful of high school athletes from the Cape Fear region made a big leap Thursday by signing their national letters of intent.

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