BROADWAY, VA. (WHSV) -- The lives of seven Broadway High School seniors intersected in an auditorium this morning. Each one of them signing a piece of paper to make it official, becoming college athletes.
"It was surreal. I was kinda nervous, but it was really nice,” Broadway senior Base Reedy said after signing his letter of intent.
With a stroke of a pen, the questions surrounding the future of seven Broadway athletes were erased. Some are staying close to home, like Jessica Bergan, who is off to Bridgewater to play soccer.
"It still means I can visit family all the time,” Bergan said. “I have a younger sister so I get to go to all her games and still visit with people who I still know at the high school and attend my teammates games in the fall and spring. It'll be nice to see some familiar faces, especially when there'll be so many new faces."
Others are going a little outside their comfort zone, like Dalton Morris, a baseball player headed to Potomac State in West Virginia.
"It just kinda felt like home back there. I like the area,” Morris said. “They have a competitive program. It's really exciting. It's always been a dream of mine to play college baseball. I mean I'm going to continue playing ball for the high school but it's going to be fun finishing up school and graduating."
Or Thomas Kriston, who's going over 200 miles away to West Virginia State to play football.
"It reminded me a lot of Broadway. It had a family feel to it,” Kriston said. “I can really look towards the guys as more like brothers rather than players. And that's really what I wanted."
Two of Kriston's teammates are also getting ready to play at the next level. Nathan Brady will suit up for Christopher Newport University, while Reedy heads to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
"We have first period together, and we all hang out together,” Reedy said. “And we talk about what we're going to do, how we're going to do it, who's going to be our roommates. We're all just really excited about that stuff."
Seven Broadway seniors, whose days of competing are far from over.
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