Three Hooch athletes are among those who have recently signed letters of intent to play at universities.
Chattahoochee High School’s Dallas Davis has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Valdosta State University in the fall. Valdosta is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Gulf South Conference. The program begins its third year in the fall under Coach Mel Heinz. In 2012, Heinz led the team to the GSC tournament for the second year in a row as well as an appearance in the NCAA DII National Tournament.
“I'm excited about Dallas becoming a part of our program and her willingness to take on the role of one of our impact attacking players," Heinz said. "Her abilities on the ball and her strength as a forward will help her succeed. Off the field, she'll fit in well with the team, and she has a great personality. I know Dallas will be one of those players never satisfied unless she is scoring goals for her team each and every game.”
Davis has been a varsity letterman in soccer for the past four years and serves as team captain this year. She helped the soccer team become Region champs in 2012 and make the playoffs every year, including being in the Elite Eight in 2012. She was named to the All-Region Team her junior year.
Chattahoochee High School’s Justin Jackson has signed a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division 1 football at The University of Tennessee-Martin in Martin, Tenn. The UTM Skyhawks compete in the Ohio Valley Conference, and Jackson will be playing cornerback for the Skyhawks.
Jackson is a four-year varsity letterman in football and a senior captain for the team. He has received numerous football recognitions, including 2012 Region 6 First Team All-Star Special Teams for Kick Return, 2012 North Fulton First Team All-Star Special Teams for Kick Return and was nominated as Defensive Player of the Week by the North Fulton/Forsyth Touchdown Club in 2012 and 2011.
Jackson has been a member of FCA and involved with the Cougar to Cougar mentoring program in addition to serving with other charities in his community.
Chattahoochee High School’s Travis Marshall has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He will first attend the Naval Academy prep school in the fall of 2013.
Marshall, a member of the 2010 AAAA State Championship team at Chattahoochee, was named the 2012 Montlick and Associate Player of the Year. Some of his other recognitions include being named September 2012 Offensive Player of the Week for the North Fulton/Forsyth Touchdown Club, being nominated for the Chamber Bowl (though he was unable to play due to prior commitments) and an honorable mention for All -Region 6AAAAAA Player for 2012.
In 2011 he was also September's North Fulton/Forsyth Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week, was named 2nd team All-Region 7AAAA, and was named 2011 Max Preps Player of the Week for October 10.
In track, Marshall was 7AAAA Region Winner for 400M in 2010. He was a member of the 4 x 100 relay team, which placed 2nd in Region in 2010 and 2011. He was also a member of the 4 X 400 relay, which also placed 2nd in Region. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was named Neighbor Newspaper's Athlete of the Week. He is also a part of the 4 X400 relay and distance medley relay teams that hold the Chattahoochee record.