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Wednesday is national signing day, and a ceremony for him and other Alpharetta athletes will be in the school’s media center at 4 p.m.
A 6-foot, 180-pound quarterback, Downing had offers from a few lower Division I schools, including Samford, Montana State and Southern Illinois, according to 247sports.com.
In his senior season for the Raiders, Downing threw for 2,569 yards and 24 touchdowns, according to MaxPreps. He had a completion rate of 58.3 percent and threw just five interceptions. He also rushed 100 times for 386 yards and three touchdowns.
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With Downing under center, Alpharetta went 11-2 in 2017.
Downing will be in quarterback meetings with several talented players, including SEC Freshman of the Year Jake Fromm, five-star recruit Justin Fields, redshirt freshman Stetson Bennett IV, and other recruits.
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