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Nine make official college decisions at Dobyns-Bennett

Tanner Cook • Feb 6, 2020 at 12:10 AM

KINGSPORT — Nine student-athletes made it official at Dobyns-Bennett on Wednesday afternoon, participating in National Signing Day.

Leading off the day was Julianna McReynolds, a cross country runner who signed her letter of intent with UT-Chattanooga.

McReynolds came on strong during her senior season for the state champion Lady Indians and was named to the all-conference and all-region teams.

Her personal best for 5,000 meters is 18:42, which she ran in the last race of the season at Nike Southeast Regional, helping the team finish fourth overall.

In the classroom, McReynolds boasts a 4.54 GPA, which ranks 10th in the class.

She was also a member of the 4x800 relay team last spring that finished in third place at the state meet.

“Julianna has a great story,” D-B head coach Bob Bingham said. “If you would have told me that she was getting a scholarship after her freshman year, I wouldn’t have believed you. She has improved so much that it is truly remarkable.”

Jet Harris was a three-time all-region selection for the D-B football team and was elected team captain and MVP his senior year. He signed with the Air Force Academy.

In his sophomore campaign, Harris led the team in tackles and accumulated 261 tackles in his four years as an Indian.

In the classroom, Harris scored over 30 on his ACT and has a 3.99 weighted GPA.

“Having kids like Jet that go to sign a scholarship to play football and also want to serve our country makes me feel good when I go to sleep at night,” head football coach Joey Christian said. “Jet is an emotional leader on our team, and he is a relentless competitor. He’s a master of all things that we asked him to do.”

Jack Perry signed on the dotted line with East Tennessee State soccer and his career stats included scoring 15 goals and 45 assists.

The midfielder had two game-winning goals and was also a standout in the classroom. He has a 4.07 GPA and scored a 29 on the ACT.

Other signings included Gracie Allen (Milligan College cross country), Jaden Alderson (Tusculum University football), Ben McCluskey (Emory & Henry College football), Martin Torres (Milligan College soccer), Kassidy Miller (Lincoln Memorial University softball) and Abby Bright (Milligan College dance).

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