FORT MILL — Four Nation Ford High Falcons have signed to play college athletics next year.
Will Visbeck and Kenny Settle have signed to play football at Greenville Tech, while Tyler Borland signed to play baseball at Erskine College and Caylee Antilley signed to play volleyball at Columbia College.
Antilley, who is 18 and the daughter of Dan and Leslee Antilley, said she picked Columbia College over Winthrop University, East Carolina University, Charleston Southern University and other schools in Texas and Louisiana, because of its size.
“They have a great volleyball program,” she said. “After I tore my ACL, I decided if I was going to do this four more years, than I wanted to go to a small school, so if I wanted to I could come home.”
An outside hitter on the court, Antilley said Columbia College also had her major of child life specialist, which was an added benefit.
Borland, 18, will be pitching and playing the outfield for Erskine College. He is the son of Douglas and Lisa Borland. Borland, who plans on majoring in business administration, said he picked Erskine over colleges like USC-Upstate and Ferrum College in Virginia.
“I liked the setting and the coaching staff,” Borland said. “It seemed like the right fit.”
One of six pitchers on the Falcons baseball team, Borland said he could start next year depending on Erskine’s lineup.
“They said I had an opportunity if I could perform well,” he said.
Settle, 18, who is the son of Patti Settle, will be majoring in criminal justice at Greenville Tech. He said one of the reasons he choose the school over others was because of Nation Ford teammates AK McCoy and Visbeck, who also will be attending Greenville Tech. McCoy had signed with Greenville Tech earlier this school year.
“It’s close to home and I know people there,” Settle said. “The facilities are very nice and I get along with their coaches.”
Settle will be playing either outside linebacker or defensive end for the two-year school.
Visbeck, who also plays baseball for Nation Ford, will be joining Settle and McCoy.
“It will help will help me having players there I know,” he said.
The 18-year-old is the son of Robert and Sherry Visbeck said he is undecided about a major. He will be playing either safety or at the outside linebacker position.
“It is an opportunity for me to go on to a bigger school instead of a DII or DIII school,” he said.
Visbeck said he would like eventually to transfer to a school like Coastal Carolina or The Citadel.