Having one or two student athletes sign official letters of intent to go off to college is an impressive accomplishment at most schools. For Georgia Premier Academy it’s just expected. Wednesday afternoon Georgia Premiere Academy celebrated seven student athletes signing letters of intent.
“We are very proud of the success rate we have had here,” said Georgia Premiere Academy owner/GM Tony Ross. “In the two years we have been here, virtually every kid that has graduated from our program has ended up with a college scholarship of some kind.”
“Our mission statement is faith, education and athletics,” Ross said. “We spend a lot of time with these young men working on their academics and spiritual side of their growth. They come here for baseball, but we spend a lot of time preparing for them for life in general.”
Signing scholarships on Wednesday were: Justin Ricketts with Keiser University, Cameron Harvey with Bryan College, Dimerson Nunez with Polk State, Egdar Castillo with South Florida State, Miles Bowens with Georgia State, Kennard Dawson with Grambling State, and Demoi Hodge with Bryan College.
“We are extremely proud of these young men,” Ross said. “Some of these young men have been in our program for three years. Our program is not an easy program, it is very intense. Monday through Friday these guys train from one till six every day. We are helping them get bigger, faster and stronger. They have all worked hard and are deserving of the accomplishments they have made.”
The seven signings on Thursday bring the current number of signings this year at Georgia Premier Academy to 10. Daniel Espino, Andrew Washington, and Dylan Ross were all early signees. Espino - who is expected to be a first round pick in next month’s MLB draft - signed with LSU, Ross signed with Eastern Kentucky, and Washington signed with South Florida.
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