Local athletes pick their futures on Nat'l Letter of Intent Signing Day

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by Tim Lewis, KREM 2 Sports Director

KREM.com

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 3 at 11:42 PM

SPOKANE -- It's National Letter of Intent signing day!

That means we'll find out where local high school football players will officially be going to college next year and we'll also know exactly who will be a member of the incoming freshman class for local universities.

According to Cougfan.com, the Washington State football team has 20 commitments from high school athletes for 2010. Two junior college players (offensive linemen Wade Jacobson and David Gonzalez) have already signed National Letters of Intent. Of the high schoolers, six are from the state of Washington. Mead's Aaron Dunn, Ferris' Connor Halliday, and Shadle Park's Jake Rodgers are all expected to sign with WSU on Wednesday.

GoVandals.net reports that ten high school athletes have committed to Idaho. The Vandals have already signed four junior college football players for the 2010 recruiting class. The university expects to welcome four high schoolers from Idaho and two from Washington. Moscow's Jayson Washington, Lewiston's Justin Podrabsky, Wenatchee's Mike Marboe, and Asotin's Jesse Davis are among those who will likely sign with the Vandals.

A commitment list for Eastern Washington University could not be found, but the Eagles are expected to bring in another strong class on Wednesday. Thanks to Eagsports.com, we do know five Washington natives who are likely to sign with EWU: Billy Lechtenberg (Mountlake Terrace), Ronnie Hamlin (Lacey), Zach Gehring (Castle Rock), Paul Ena (Kenmore), and Spencer Hessler (Walla Walla). The school received bad news on Wednesday when one of their commits (Christian Stefo from Colorado) decided to accept a scholarship offer from Colorado State instead.

There are sure to be some surprises on National Letter of Intent Signing Day and KREM 2 News will have you covered all the way. We'll be there as local players sign their letters and we'll also talk to the head coaches of all three universities. Watch for uncut interviews and much more right here on KREM.com.

As for Washington State University, you can get real-time updates on their website WSUCougars.com as letters are received throughout the day.

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