Nehemiah Chandler signs with Georgia Tech; Haden Klees with Samford

Wakulla War Eagle Nehemiah Chandler signs his scholarship to play football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as assistant head coach Grady Guess looks on.


Two dynamic Wakulla War Eagle football players signed college scholarships on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Nehemiah Chandler signed with Georgia Tech, and Haden Klees signed with Samford.

Chandler signed his papers at a ceremony at Wakulla High School. Klees was playing in a Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star game on Wednesday, and signed there.


Assistant Coach Grady Guess noted some of the gaudy numbers that Klees earned this year as quarterback, including throwing 50 touchdowns this year.
Over his high school career Klees has thrown 93 touchdowns and for more than 7,850 yards. He had 472 pass complettions and only 10 interceptions over his career.
He was the FACA All-Big Bend Player of the Year. And his team won the FACA All-Star game, 21-13.


Besides Georgia Tech, Chandler received offers from the University of Central Florida, Maryland, Arkansas, and Liberty University.
Chandler played both wide receiver and defensive back for the War Eagles this year, but he is being sought-after for his defensive skills.
Guess noted that, as a defensive back, Chandler did not give up a completion during the regular season, and not until the second game of the playoffs.
Asked why he chose Georgia Tech, Chandler said that during his visit to campus, no one spoke to him about football during his entire visit. The coach guaranteed him he would graduate.
His grandmother, on the tour with him, told him: “I’m gonna beat your (butt) if you don’t come here.”
Chandler thanked his teammates – the room was packed with supporters – and how he loved Wakulla and the brotherhood of the team.

Haden Klees, in a photo from before the start of the season, was playing in an All-Star game and signed with Samford.