Lynchburg - Heritage High School hosted a collegiate recognition day Tuesday for 11 seniors who plan to continue playing sports on the college level.
The group includes football's Brennan Landis, Arkeem Robey, Brett Watson, and Thaddeus Hall, also baseball's DeShawn Wooten. Landis is headed to LU, Hall and Robey to Johnson C. Smith, Watson to Bluefield College and Wooten will play baseball for Ferrum.
Others taking their talents to college include Treonna Eubanks to Ferrum for cheer, volleyball's Maya Hamlett to UVa-Wise and Kelsey Roark to Lynchburg, softball's Sarah Bowman to Ferrum and track and field's Xavier Waller to VCU, also Shaniqua Jones to Sweet Briar for softball.
Maya Hamlett, who'll play volleyball at UVa-Wise, said "I started playing travel volleyball and I was like how am I going to live without this and so I was like I've got to play in college. So that was how I decided to play in college."
Xavier Waller, headed to VCU for track and field, said "Going from a Double-A school to a Division One is going to be a big leap but I think I can do it. And I feel like I fit in more at VCU than any other school that I chose to try and go to."
Brennan Landis, headed to Liberty University for football, said "I've always wanted to play college sports, just follow in my Dad's footsteps because he's always been like that person that's been my inspiration to go to the next level."