Several high school standouts from around the state will be putting their name on the dotted line today, which marks the start of the initial NCAA signing period for football.
George Washington senior Cody Clay will be signing with West Virginia University while senior teammate Duran Workman is inking with Army at 12:30 p.m. today in the high school's auditorium.
Clay, who also played tight end, was a Class AAA all-state first-team selection as a defensive lineman. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Clay also caught 27 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns. The 6-0, 195-pound Workman was a AAA second-team all-state pick as a defensive back.
South Charleston senior Pierria' Henry is not expected to sign today for football. The 6-4, 182-pound Henry, who was a Class AAA all-state first-team selection as a utility player on defense, verbally committed to play basketball at Virginia Commonwealth last spring but has since rescinded that commitment.
"Right now he's a little torn on playing basketball or football,'' said SC football coach John Messinger. "We're just waiting it out to see.''
Messinger said Marshall has offered Henry a scholarship for football with an option to also play basketball. The SC coach said Clemson attended Tuesday night's boys basketball matchup with George Washington to watch Henry. Messinger said UNC-Charlotte, which Henry visited this past weekend, and Cleveland State have offered a scholarship for basketball.
Messinger said seniors Tyler Harris and Moe Makhene have been offered as invited walk-ons at Marshall for football. Harris, a 5-11, 208-pound quarterback, was captain of the AAA all-state first team while the 5-9, 163-pound Makhene was a first-team pick as a defensive back.
There are several top players who aren't expected to sign today, including Capital senior running back Keion Wright and Parkersburg senior tailback Allan Wasonga.
Wright, who finished in a three-way tie for third in the Kennedy Award voting for the state's best player last year, has not decided on a school yet because of his major.