Jaylin Piercy signs his letter to attend Fort Valley. Front row, from left: Akiya Piercy (sister), Alexia Piercy (mom), Jamarii Piercy (son), Jaylin Piercy and Talmus Lemons (great grandfather). Back row, from left: Griffin High Principal Keith Simmons, Gwen Jones (grandmother), Juanita Henley (grandmother) and GHS head coach Steve DeVoursney.
Marcus Stringer signs his letter to attend Fort Valley. Front, from left: Malcolm Stringer (brother), Marcus Stringer and Pod Green (brother). Back, from left: GHS head coach Steve DeVoursney, Traveric Ruffin (brother), Deshunda Herbert (sister), Octavious Ruffin (nephew) and GHS Principal Keith Simmons.
Eddrick Johnson signs his letter to attend Fort Valley. Front, from left: Michael Lawrence (pastor and uncle), Eddrick Johnson, April Griggs (mom) and Darrius Griggs Jr. (nephew). Back row, from left: Travis Mayes (cousin), GHS head coach Steve DeVoursney, Shacoria Willis (sister), Madisyn Willis (niece), James Johnson (brother), Darrius Griggs Sr. (brother) and GHS Principal Keith Simmons.
Three Griffin High football standouts — Jaylin Piercy, Eddrick "Nukie Man" Johnson and Marcus Stringer — signed National Letters of Intent in a brief signing ceremony Thursday night at GHS to play football this fall at NCAA Division II Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga. The three seniors helped the Bears (9-3) reach the second round of the state playoffs this season for a school-record fourth year in a row while the team increased its school-record string of consecutive state playoff appearances to 11 seasons.
(John Sullivan/Daily News)