South Carolina State picks up two local prospects

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April 16, 2014 AUGUSTA, GA-- It's National Signing Day-- part two.

Starting Wednesday, the main portion of basketball and other sports scholarships can be signed. One school will stand out next year, in regards to local talent.

South Carolina State added two more players to the roster from the CSRA. Cross Creek's Ashleigh Outler and North Augusta's Mallory Stone. That makes three local products expecting to play for the Bulldogs next year. Westside's Jahmia Bradley signed her letter of intent in November.

Outler and Stone made reference to their new college family, and having familiar faces played an important part in the decision.

"It'll be much more of a relief with not knowing other people around the area. That'll give me a more comfortable feeling that I have somebody beside me," Stone said.

"That's when I decided, I might as well go here. With Jahmia (Bradley) and Mallory Stone, I felt like I'd be with another family," Outler said.

Outler is leaving a strong family with the Razorbacks. The unquestioned leader of the team. Outler scored over 1,600 points in her high school career, making the all-state team this past season.

Other signings...

Westside golfer Jason Murphy has checked a few things off the bucket list in the last year. As part of the First Tee, Murphy played Pebble Beach last fall. This week, he checked off another goal, playing college golf.

In September, Murphy played alongside Augusta's Larry Mize for two days in Pebble Beach. Murphy couldn't believe that opportunity. He's more ready for the opportunity that lies ahead.

Murphy signed a golf scholarship with Emmanuel College Tuesday. A four-year player for the Patriots. Murphy tied for ninth in the state tournament last season.

More signings...

Evans basketball: Jasmine Stone signed with Rollins College
ARC basketball: Aleisha Merriweather signed with Central Georgia Tech
Westside basketball: Tyeisha Ravenelle signed with Morris College