BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - National Signing Day was a busy one at Belfry High School.
Six Pirates signed to play college football, including four at the Division I level.
Wide receiver/defensive back Cameron Catron, defensive lineman Rayquan Horton, and offensive lineman Jordan Scott all signed with Eastern Kentucky University. Catron signed as a preferred walk-on.
"Every since I realized that I wasn't going to go to UK to play football I wanted to go to EKU," said Scott, "so getting that opportunity to go to EKU and it be for free is definitely an opportunity I wanted to take advantage of."
"When you're a kid this is what you dream about," Horton said. "This has always been my goal that I've wanted to work to. I've always wanted to play college football. I've always dreamed of putting the hat on the table and everything like that, so it's just really crazy."
"It means a lot to me. It's something I've always worked for," said Catron. "Just to be blessed with the opportunity, it means a lot to me."
Offensive lineman Austin Dotson was the other D-I signee Wednesday afternoon. Dotson was one of 24 signees in the University of Kentucky's 2017 recruiting class.
"I don't think there was any other school in play because as soon as they offered I knew this is where I wanted to go, so I'm just like, 'Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and commit here because I always wanted to be a Wildcat,' " he said.
Other players to sign Wednesday were quarterback Noah Corbett and linebacker Austin Hall, who signed with the University of the Cumberlands and the University of Pikeville, respectively.
"Going down there and having a chance to play going in, that really gave me the opportunity to say, 'This is the school that I like,' and I have a teammate that I played with that's down there already so that's what really sold me," said Corbett on his decision.
"To me, I'm excited to be part of the process, man, because right now over there, they're coming off of a co-championship win in the Mid-South Conference," said Hall. "What they're doing over there, they're on the rise. They're wanting to do big things and I'm ready to be a part of that. I'd love to be able to go over there and make a difference."
Offensive lineman Cole Bentley signed with the University of Louisville in December and enrolled in classes earlier this month.