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Six student-athletes sign at the Division 1 Level

The future is bright for student-athletes at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Six players from Rabun Gap inked their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, marking the largest group of Division 1 signees in school history. 

Signees included football players Darren Agu of London, England; Coleman Bryson of Waynesville, NC;  Tucker Holloway of Andrews, NC; Marlin Klein of Köln, Germany; and Linus Zunk of Berlin, Germany; and baseball player Buddy Howard of Lancaster, SC. These six student-athletes have a combined GPA of 3.9 and received a total of 99 Division 1 offers.

Agu and Zunk signed with Vanderbilt University. Holloway will be heading to Virginia Tech.  Bryson and Klein will continue their football careers in the Big 10, attending the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan, respectively. All five of these players were key members of the back-to-back NCISAA state runner-up Eagles football team. 

Howard will head to Western Carolina University to play baseball for the Catamounts. He is a member of the Eagles baseball team, which finished in the state semifinals last season and looks to make a championship run this spring. 

“This is a historic day for Rabun Gap athletics,” said Head of School Jeff Miles. “I am so proud of each of these student-athletes as they continue to pursue their dreams at the Division 1 level. These young men have worked hard on and off the field, and I look forward to following their success in the future.”

Athletic Director Dale Earnhardt spoke about the importance of these signings, and others, to the athletic program. 

“These Division 1 signings highlight the success of our athletics program and the commitment of our coaches to college recruitment,” said Earnhardt. “I am incredibly proud of all of our student-athletes.” 

Wednesday’s signing day was the first for this academic year at Rabun Gap. The school will host another signing day this spring, with more signees in football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer.

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.