Sunday, June 1, 2008

Student Athletes Taking the Next Step

All of us at D1 Football are very proud of the student athletes we’ve had the honor and privilege to work with over the past couple years. We are entering our 3rd year of operations and we’re starting to really see some results of the hard work we’ve put in as well as the work the kids and their parents put forth also. Last year we saw 7 players make their move to college football. This season we will see more than a dozen student athletes take their games to the next level and play college football while getting excellent educations. We will get to see a handful of them close to home as NDCL’s Michael Hounshell, VASJ’s Dan Goodrum and Nick Viola have accepted scholarship offers to attend Division II Lake Erie College in Painesville. Among the others are Hudson’s Alex Gedeon who received an academic scholarship to Harvard and will play in Division I. We have three BIG friends at Lake Catholic, Chad Hounshell (Central Florida), Joe Gaglione (Iowa) and Dave Plungas (Albany), that will all be making the leap to Division I college football. Andre Laney from Twinsburg will be playing football at Eastern Michigan in the MAC and Kenston’s John Behm is off to D-I FCS Davidson. Euclid stud Devon Jennings will be a big play threat at Ashland this season too.

These are just a few of the players we’ve had the great experience of working with over past few years that have made the most, so far, of their football experience and get to take it up a notch. There will be more announcements and we’ll have them for you. The road doesn’t get easier for these kids and they know that. It hasn’t been easy to get this far. We have seen in them that they have what it takes and they know what it takes on and off the field to be the best they can. We look forward to seeing them play in college and we’re proud to have made any difference, no matter how big or small, in them getting the most out of their football experiences.


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