On a National Signing Day that saw the rise of Kobe Buffalomeat and a commitment from outer space (sort of) to the University of Maryland, the D.C. area had plenty of it’s own action going on. Below are just some of the locals who shared their signing day experiences Wednesday on social media.
Glenelg offensive lineman Dakota Davis faxed in his letter-of-intent to Syracuse and, in return, received a personal welcome from two-time Super Bowl winning coach and Syracuse graduate Tom Coughlin.
Davis joins Friendship Collegiate wide out Nykeim Johnson as part of the Orange movement.
Einstein linebacker Arnold Ebiketie committed to Temple where he’ll join Lackey’s Malik Burns, who is expected to play outside linebacker for the Owls after a standout season as a running back this fall.
— AEHS Athletics (@AEHSAthletics) February 1, 2017
Lackey put on a big ceremony and reception, replete with a custom cake, for their four signees. Pictured below with the young mayor of Indian Head are James Tunstall (UConn), Burns and four-star recruit Nathan Proctor (Virginia Tech).
— Mayor Brandon Paulin (@BrandonPaulin) February 1, 2017
— #LACKEYPRIDE (@CoachJLush) February 1, 2017
North Point’s hard-hitting linebacker Keisean Wilson committed to Old Dominion last summer and stuck with his decision when Wednesday arrived.
— Drew Aumavae (@coachdrew8) February 1, 2017
Oakton’s Pierce Banbury displayed a knack for protecting quarterbacks during his high school career. He’ll be learning to protect more than just quarterbacks after signing his letter of intent to the Naval Academy.
— Oakton Football (@OaktonFootball) February 1, 2017
Aiden Brown (Virginia Tech), Jebreel Adonis (Eastern Kentucky), Damani Neal (Duke) and Derrick Tangelo (Duke) — from left to right below — were all wearing their new school colors ahead of Bullis’s afternoon signing day ceremony.
Brown is just one of a host of area players joining Proctor in the newly-dubbed “#Statement17 movement” (an answer to #TheMovement at Maryland). The others: Wilson’s Sean Savoy, Riverdale Baptist’s Christian Darrisaw and Stonewall Jackson’s Devante Smith.
— Christian Darrisaw (@Bigdawgchris1) February 1, 2017
— Devante Smith (@devantesmith2) February 1, 2017
Wondering what Maret’s Coby Davis will look like in a Wake Forest jersey? Coach Dave Clawson answered that question in GIF form after Davis faxed in his commitment to the Demon Deacons.
— Dave Clawson (@CoachClawson) February 1, 2017
Coach Steve Crounse, who is leaving Patuxent for Northern this coming fall, waxed sentimental during his final signing day in Lusby when defensive end Vonnie Watkins inked his letter of intent to Ohio University.
Juan "Vonnie" Watkins signs with Ohio University…proud moment for this coach pic.twitter.com/Ja0M84dbxS
— Coach Crounse (@coachcrounse) February 1, 2017
Meanwhile, if you were in the mood for some Kentucky blue, Good Counsel was the place to be Wednesday.
— Nick Eilerson (@NickEilerson) February 1, 2017
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