SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV)-- Nine Fort Dorchester seniors have signed to their colleges of choice.
Hitting the college football field this fall, quarterback Ethan Long has signed with East Carolina's Pirates. He wasn't present at Wednesday's signing day festivities as he's already moved to North Carolina.
Offensive lineman Robert Coleman heads to Jacksonville State in Alabama.
Devron Glenn will be moving to Clinton to play for Presbyterian College.
Wide receiver Chris Rouse will play for the Newberry College Wolves.
Five more Fort Dorchester athletes have signed on to play football of another kind (yes, I mean soccer).
Connor Bauknight will be heading to Wofford.
The Gamecocks get three Patriots: Wesley Eads and Devin Lamoreaux while Taylor Simmons heads to USC Aiken.
Rachel Nobbs will be going to Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.
Coach Steve LaPrad tells ABC News 4 that scholarships for Fort Dorchester athletes added up to $210,000 per year. So when all is said and done, that's close to a million dollars in scholarship money.