Six McCallie student-athletes signed or committed to continue their academics and athletics at the colleges and universities of their choice in an on-campus ceremony April 28.
Four wrestlers, one basketball player, and one football player were highlighted at the event in front of teammates, classmates, coaches, friends and family members.
The wrestling quartet combined for 13 wrestling state championships between them. Jack Braman, a two-time champion, has received an appointment from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Gavin Cagle, also a two-time champion, will enroll at the University of Virginia in the fall.
Four-time state champion Emory Taylor will continue his career and education at the University of Pittsburgh, and five-time champion Alex Whitworth will matriculate to Harvard University. Whitworth is one of only three five-time champions ever in Tennessee wrestling history.
Trey Hamilton is headed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville and will play for former McCallie and Chattanooga head coach John Shulman. Jose Osa, a receiver and member of the Blue Tornado’s 2019 and 2020 football state championship squads, is headed to Sewanee: University of the South.
Overall, 20 student-athletes from McCallie's Class of 2021 will continue to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Since 2017, 127 McCallie graduates have gone on to compete at the next level.
(Seated left to right): Trey Hamilton, Jose Osa, Gavin Cagle, Jack Braman, Alex Whitworth, Emory Taylor.