St.Clairsville High School senior Jaylon Brown made it official today, signing his National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at Youngstown State University.
Brown verbally committed to the Penguins prior to his senior season, after leading the Red Devils to a school-record 14-1 season and a spot in the Division IV state championship game against Clinton Massie in Canton. Brown put up nearly 7,000 all-purpose yards with 82 touchdowns in his career. He will be used as a slot receiver/running back at YSU.
Red Devil senior Zac Musilli signed with West Liberty in the Mountain East Conference, and will compete for time as the kicker for the Hilltoppers.
West Liberty also signed several other OVAC seniors.
Steubenville Central record-setting quarterback Brenton Colabella chose the Hilltoppers, after breaking all the Central school records. Colabella is only the third quarterback in Ohio Valley history to pass for over 7,000 career yards. He piled up a staggering 7,780 yards with 83 touchdowns.
The 'Toppers also landed John Marshall senior running back Trevor Hardesty, who racked up over 1,000 all-purpose yards with 12 touchdowns in his only season at JM, after transferring from Cambridge High School.
Brooke High School senior tight end Joey Staffelino will sign his letter of intent with Shepherd College, the inaugural Mountain East Conference champion. Staffelino father Ron played for Maryland in the 80s.
Wheeling Central's C.J. Burch committed to Glenville State College. The senior played primarily running back, but also played quarterback as a junior. He complied over 3,500 all-purpose yards with 43 career touchdowns.
Martins Ferry High School's Robert Vargo signed his letter of intent to play for Ohio Dominican in Columbus, Ohio. The 6-6 senior was recruited by Panthers' quarterbacks coach and assistant recruiting coordinator Zac Bruney, who was an assistant coach at Martins Ferry for his father Dave Bruney, the longtime Purple Riders head coach. Zac Bruney was an assistant coach at Mount Union, as well as a grad assistant at Toledo.