Five student athletes from Socastee High School signed letters of intent to college sports.
The athletes include the top-ranked goalie, a proven baseball player, twin soccer players and a cheerleader who will attend Coastal Carolina University.
John Cetin signed his letter of intent to play soccer for Wofford College. The 6-foot-2 senior goalie recently received the Wendy’s High School Heisman award for outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence and community involvement. With a 4.4 grade point average (GPA) at Socastee, he plans to major in pre-engineering at Wofford College.
Dylan Kuehne signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Francis Marion University in Florence. The 18-year-old pitcher has been on the varsity team for three years and has a 4.3 GPA. He plans to major in business at Francis Marion.
Jahmier and Jahmar Watson are a package deal set to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Sumter. The twins play right defensive back and left defensive back, respectively, on the soccer field. Both have played varsity for four years and received All-Region honors their junior years. They have been selected to play in the North/South All-Star game.
The Watsons plan on majoring in computer science at USC Sumter. After one or two years at the school, they said, they plan on transferring to a Division I school to continue their soccer play and education.
Emily Tharpe has already made the cheerleading team at Coastal Carolina University. She was a cheerleader at Socastee her senior year and has been involved in gymnastics for the past 16 years.
Tharpe currently has a GPA of 3.9 and plans to major in physical therapy at CCU.