Posted at: 02/06/2013 5:25 PM
Updated at: 02/06/2013 5:29 PM
By: Robin De Wind
It is the first Wednesday of February and that's a big day for college football fans. With their signature, the best high school football players officially commit to play at the college level.
This is a huge day in the lives of local high school students who signed their letter of intent to play Division I football. News10NBC profiled three local athletes who signed on the dotted line with family and friends.
It's a proud day at Brighton High School. Devan Carter signed his letter of intent to play running back at Rutgers. It's the first time in school history a student has received a full scholarship to play Division I football.
Devan Carter, heading to Rutgers, said, “When I found out, I was happy to part of the history at the school and possibly go to the BCS and be a Division I athlete.”
At Rush Henrietta, Chauncey Scissum signed his letter to play for Syracuse University. He was joined by News10NBC Scholar Athlete Dan Drummond who will play at Division I Hillsdale and Elliot Lubner who signed with New Haven.
Scissum was recruited heavily by new SU head coach Scott Schafer. He says while the recruitment process was stressful, the hard work was worth it. He'll be playing along side R-H grad Ashton Broyld.
And at Eastridge, Alex Officer made his formal commitment to play at Pittsburgh because it just felt right. But before he signed, he had one person to thank.
Alex Officer, heading to Pittsburgh, said, “It was a chance to give back to my mom, she's the greatest person in my life and I wanted to thank her.
As for Syracuse, new head coach Scott Schaffer landed 19 new recruits including 15 three star players. The class is led by wide receiver Corey Cooper from Raleigh, North Carolina.