High school football: February 2021 college signing day

Centerville High School wide receiver Will Linkhart is tackled by Springfield's Dayveon Bates (3) and Delian Bradley (36)  on Thursday night at Springfield High School. The Wildcats won 41-28. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER
Centerville High School wide receiver Will Linkhart is tackled by Springfield's Dayveon Bates (3) and Delian Bradley (36) on Thursday night at Springfield High School. The Wildcats won 41-28. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER

The traditional National Signing Day is Wednesday, and more than two dozen area football players are planning to celebrate having accepted offers to continue their careers at the next level.

2021 February Signing Day:

Miquel Aguilar, Thurgood Marshall -- Graceland University

Jake Amburgy, Waynesville -- Georgetown College

Devin Anderson, Alter -- Bluffton

Michael Appel, Springboro — Valparaiso

Kris Artis, Centerville — Tiffin

Joe Beck, Arcanum -- Ashland

Danrell Ashe, Northmont — West Virginia State

Anthony Baltimore, West Carrollton — West Virginia State

William Barber, Lakota West -- Robert Morris

Keishaun Beatty, Middletown — Wooster

Benny Blickle, New Bremen -- Ohio Northern

Ed Bolden, Lakota West -- Wittenberg

Daryan Bowling, Hamilton -- Youngstown State

Ca’Ron Coleman, Piqua -- Dayton

Patrick Connor, Alter -- Myrtle Beach Collegiate

Kam Cooper, Middleton — West Virginia State

Jerrod Couch, Wayne -- AHOP Christian Academy (prep school)

Kameron Cox, Greenon — Ohio Northern

Greenon High School's Kameron Cox runs past a Madison Plains defender during their game last season. Cox was a D-V All-Ohio Honorable Mention selection last fall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER
Greenon High School's Kameron Cox runs past a Madison Plains defender during their game last season. Cox was a D-V All-Ohio Honorable Mention selection last fall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER

Credit: Michael Cooper

Credit: Michael Cooper

Matthew Dapore, Springboro — Air Force

Adam DeCerbo, Troy — Ohio University (preferred walk-on)

Vincent Fisher, Springfield -- Otterbein

Ethan Freed, Troy — Ashland

Kamari Fuller, Middletown — Mount St. Joseph

Middletown Middies football captains (l-r) Terrecc Richardson, Josh Bryant, Cameron Junior and Kamron Cooper at the coin toss against Northmont.
Middletown Middies football captains (l-r) Terrecc Richardson, Josh Bryant, Cameron Junior and Kamron Cooper at the coin toss against Northmont.

Credit: Marcus Hartman

Credit: Marcus Hartman

Champ Gillespie, Lakota West -- College of Charleston

Joe Green, Tecumseh -- Indiana Wesleyan

Rod Green, Springfield -- Grambling State

De’Shaun Harewood, Northmont — University of Indianapolis

Jacob Harmon, Hamilton -- Georgetown College

Blake Hawkins, Hamilton -- Olivet College

Nathan Hawks, Greenon — Wittenberg

Connor Heyse, Springboro — Ashland

Brendan Hill, Wayne -- Findlay

Jeremy Holloway, Stebbins -- Siena Heights

Jaden Hurd, Wayne -- Walsh

Richard Jackson, Dunbar -- Howard

William Jackson-Linkhart, Centerville — Tiffin

Jordan Jones, Hamilton -- Centre College

Kweisi Jones, Lakota West -- Tiffin

Mikel Jones, Dunbar -- College of Dupage

Robert Jordan, Springfield -- Otterbein

Blake Kelly, Hamilton -- Wilmington

Springfield High School senior Robert Jordan gathers the ball after catching a pass during the Wildcats 27-17 victory over Toledo Whitmer in a Division I, Region 2 playoff game on Friday, Oct. 9. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER
Springfield High School senior Robert Jordan gathers the ball after catching a pass during the Wildcats 27-17 victory over Toledo Whitmer in a Division I, Region 2 playoff game on Friday, Oct. 9. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER

James Keighley, Alter -- Valparaiso

Brett Lawson, Wayne -- Bluffton

Charles Lewis, Northmont — Tiffin

Jerell Lewis, Piqua -- Fordham

Laquan Lusburough, Dunbar -- Hocking

Joe Manfre, Alter -- Duquesne

Karen Mack, Middletown — Hocking College

Jeffrey Moorman, Troy -- Tiffin

Austin Mullins, Wayne -- Ohio University (wrestling)

Christian Ochs, Springfield -- Otterbein

Antonio O’Berry, Wayne -- Tiffin

Max Owsley, Lakota West -- Ashland

Greg Packnett, Dunbar -- Howard

Aiden Plate, Alter -- Air Force

Tallyn Peterson, Greenon — Ashland

Caleb Rao, Lakota West -- Valparaiso

Lance Reaves-Hicks, Piqua -- Princeton

Elijah Rockhold, Middletown — Lake Erie

Jerrel Sanders, West Carrollton — Capitol

Brian Shane, Alter -- Miami University (preferred walk-on)

Alter's Aidan Plate, left, and Brian Shane hug after a loss to DeSales in a Division III state semifinal on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at London High School. David Jablonski/Staff
Alter's Aidan Plate, left, and Brian Shane hug after a loss to DeSales in a Division III state semifinal on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at London High School. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

Brandon Smith, Fairfield — University of Indianapolis

Conner Snively, Fairfield — Marian University

Braden Swank, Tippecanoe -- Tiffin

Kameron Vargas, Lakota West -- West Virginia State

Annesh Vyas, Lakota West -- Bucknell

Bryce Walker, Springfield -- Otterbein

Si Walters, Lakota West -- Miami University

Trey Wells, Middleton — Wooster

Brandon Wright, Dunbar -- Hocking

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