Eight McCallie Athletes Sign Scholarships

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Updated: 4/30/2013 7:25 pm

Chattanooga-(WDEF) McCallie school held a big signing party on Tuesday, as eight Blue Tornado athletes signed college scholarships.

The eight guys included Davis Couch, who signed track and field at Sewanee, Trevor Wagoner signed swimming at Hope College, Jamie Hayes signed swimming at Washington & Lee, Michael Howell signed diving at Tennessee, Samir Usman signed football with Birmingham Southern, Andrew Helton signed cross country at Milsaps College, Casey Cook signed football at Kenyon College, and Eric Wolf signed football at the Naval Academy. Perhaps Howell was the most surprised at landing a college scholarship. He never dreamed of being a diver until his high school diving coach spotted him. Said Howell,"He just saw me doing flips one day. He was like dude, you need to come over here and dive. I thought, dive, what's that? I hadn't even known. I was so ignorant of the sport. He got me on the board one day. I did a front flip. That's all I did. He said you are going to be great. I thought oh man, what is he talking about. He was right. He had a great foresight. He saw through it all. I did. I became halfway decent. It was great."

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