National Signing Day can be a day filled with question marks and surprises.
That's not the case in Southeastern North Carolina.
All of the area's student athletes who will put pen to paper on Wednesday had already verbally committed to their school of choice.
For the three biggest football recruits Wednesday ends what has been a very long journey.
South Columbus quarterback Pharoah McKever made his intention to sign with NC State known during the football season. Laney's Larry Williams, who will sign with ECU, also made his commitment known very early. New Hanover's Trevon Brown will join Williams in Greenville, he made his decision in January.
"They're getting a great kid and a great athlete." said New Hanover head coach Kevin Motsinger. "Trevon set a great example to his teammates about how hard work will pay off in the end."
Jacen Murphy, New Hanover's second-leading receiver behind Brown, will also head to ECU but as a preferred walk-on after turning down an offer from Western Kentucky.
Christian Poveromo will also go the walk-on route. The Hoggard quarterback is headed to Chapel Hill where he'll suit up with the Tar Heels.
"Because he was so busy with the recruiting class today I haven't had a chance to talk to coach, but I expect to in the next few days." Poveromo said Wednesday. "Just to have a chance at getting an education in Chapel Hill makes the move worth it."
The first Wednesday of February is a day of headlines, but it's in no way the end of the road when it comes to signings.
"We don't have any right now, but I'm sure over the next few weeks we'll be busy." Said Topsail AD BJ Horne.
The final day of the signing period is April 1 for football, track and soccer.
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