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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.


Husni will go down as the greatest statistical quarterback in Shore Conference history after a senior season where he threw for 2,027 yards and 25 touchdowns while also running for 1,618 yards and 19 touchdowns, tying the Shore Conference single-season touchdown record of 44. He is the first quarterback in Shore Conference history to throw for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in a season as well as the first two rush and pass for 1,000 each in three straight seasons. Carrington caught 35 passes for 927 yards and a conference-leading 15 touchdowns for the No. 1 offense in the Shore. Watts' blazing speed made him a menace for the Mariners, and he caught 33 passes for 798 yards and nine touchdowns as a wide receiver and made 43 tackles with two interceptions as a defensive back. Watts had been committed to Rutgers for several months, but de-committed from the Scarlet Knights on Jan. 15. Six days later he gave a verbal commitment to 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.



Ocean quarterback Kenny Pickett is already enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh. A second-team All-Shore selection, Pickett threw for 1,395 yards and nine touchdowns and ran for 492 yards and 11 touchdowns.  

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.



More Signees Across Multiple Sports





Wall soccer standout Dan Frisch-Harmon sights with Monmouth.






St. John Vianney seniors (from left to right): Emelynn Sneary (LaSalle field hockey), Sydney Cummings (Brown soccer), Katie DiFrancesco (Princeton Track and Field), Shaine Sauter (Georgian Court lacrosse) and Ashley Meade (South Florida soccer). (Photo courtesy of St. John Vianney High School).

Red Bank Catholic defensive end Nasir Darnell is heading to Harvard. (Photo courtesy of Terrence Darnell).





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