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Local athletes choose their schools

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor 

Three student athletes signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day at Mt. Juliet High School, and two more signed at Wilson Central Wednesday. 

Elijah Wilson signed a cross country letter of intent for Austin Peay, Josh Belhu signed to play football for Tennessee Tech and Braiden Eady signed to play football for Cumberland. 

Wilson has been running cross country for Mt. Juliet since his sophomore year. He holds the school record 5K time. Wilson said he will miss his time at Mt. Juliet but is excited for his college career. 

“I have had great teammates, great coaches,” said Wilson. “But I am excited about the new chapter.”

Eady has played for Mt. Juliet since middle school. Head Coach Roger Perry praised Eady for his hard work over the last few years. 

“We are excited for Braiden and his family,” said Perry. “We thank him for what he gave to Mt. Juliet football.”

Josh Belhu will join 2012 Mt. Juliet graduate Brett Dillard at Tennessee Tech. 

The linebacker led the defense and recovered from a hip injury that many thought would end his high school career. He got back for the last game of the season and played through the playoffs. Perry praised Belhu’s leadership and toughness from getting back from the injury that many thought ended his season. 

“That was remarkable. In 35 years of coaching, I haven’t seen that happen,” said Perry. 

Central’s standout wide receiver Chris Lee will take his talents to the Ivy League as he will attend Harvard. 

Mason Pavan will stay close to home at Cumberland. 

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