Local high school athletes secure college football futures


by KREM.com


Posted on February 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 2 at 7:54 PM

It's National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

That means high school athletes get their first opportunity to sign a binding agreement with a college football program, while universities and colleges find out who will officially join their team for the 2011 season.

Several area high school players are moving on to the college level:

Eastern Washington University inked Ferris' Jordan Tonani and Asotin's Clay DeBord as part of its 20 member recruiting class. Click here for more information on who the Eagles signed.

Aside from Tonani, two other Ferris football players secured their futures today. Cody Sorenson, the son of former Washington State All-American Paul Sorenson, inked with Idaho State University, while Dillon Beschel is on his way to the Air Force Academy.

Mt. Spokane tight end Kellen Clute is heading to Oregon State University. He becomes the first Mt. Spokane football player to ever commit to a Division I program.

University High School's Joe Dahl, listed as a two-star prospect by Scout.com, is on his way to the University of Montana.

Clarkston's Colby Hanson turned down a scholarship offer to play at Eastern Washington, instead he'll be a preferred walk-on at Brigham Young University.

For information on Gonzaga Prep's Bishop Sankey (Washington) and Charlie Hopkins (Stanford) click here