Scenes from Signing Day: Top Recruits from Around the Shore Make Their College Choices Official
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Standout football players from around the Shore Conference made their college choices official on Wednesday, signing their National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day to begin the next chapter of their scholastic and athletic careers.
Leading the way early Wednesday morning was the Toms River North trio of quarterback Mike Husni, wide receiver Darrion Carrington and defensive back Bryce Watts. Husni, the 2016 Shore Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year, signed with Marist while Carrington, a first-team All-Shore selection, will head to the Ivy League at Yale. Watts, also a first-team All-Shore pick, is one of a handful of FBS recruits from the Shore and signed with Virginia Tech.
The 2016 Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year, Rumson-Fair Haven linebacker Mike Ruane, is already enrolled at the University of Massachusetts. Ruane made 120 tackles with 15 hits for a loss and 3.5 sacks to lead the Bulldogs to their fourth straight NJSIAA sectional title.
The Shore's top recruit, St. John Vianney offensive lineman Micah Clarke, is also already enrolled at his college, joined by his brother Jamaal Beaty at Rutgers. The four-star recruit is rated on the ESPN 300 and a prized piece of Chris Ash's first full recruiting class. Clark was a two-time, first-team All-Shore selection.
Middletown North quarterback Donald Glenn led the Shore in passing this season with 2,689 yards and is the Shore Conference's all-time leader with 7,498 yards and 71 touchdowns. The next stop for him is Wagner College.
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