Early Action Takes the Game
Not only will East be creating high school stars, but Kyle Lauletta, Jay Harris, and Elijah Griffin will be continuing their love for football in college. In fact, all three have already committed to schools of their choice, each picking a school with the best style for his skill set and academic environment.
Kyle committed to the University of Richmond to play quarterback, and already cannot wait to play there. He said, “I’ve always wanted to play college football, and I am very excited to get the opportunity at Richmond. I had the opportunity at other schools like Toledo, Old Dominion, Towson, and Lehigh, but I chose Richmond because of the great coaches and awesome football history. I also chose it because of the location of the school and most importantly the great education it has to offer.”
Jay was just as ready to not only have a great senior season for East, but also get to play for a Division I FBS school. Recently, he announced that after his senior year he will attend Michigan State University. He said, “I’m very excited. I feel like it will be a great experience and I can’t wait to enjoy it. I chose Michigan State because I love the campus and I have built a great relationship with the coaching staff. I was also considering Penn State, Temple, and Old Dominion.”
Elijah has also decided where he wants to play football, choosing Coastal Carolina University. He said, “I’m very excited to be going to Coastal Carolina. They have a solid football program and big plans for the future. I chose Coastal Carolina because I felt it fit me best and I could see myself going to school in Myrtle Beach for the next few years. A few other schools I was considering were Rutgers, Temple, Buffalo, and Toledo.”
Also, college scouts and scouting websites have noted that other players on the Downingtown East football team could end up on well-known college football teams, with some of them even having a chance at going Division I as well.
But, they all wanted to make sure that their first and current priority is their senior season at East. Kyle feels that personally this season has the chance to be better than last season. He said, “With one year of experience under my belt, it makes a big difference. With returning starter Jay Harris and new weapons like Dayne Foley and Chris Beals, my teammates and coaches have already put me in a position to succeed.”
As the year progresses, more and more seniors will begin to commit, especially because of sport related scholarships and opportunities. So class of 2013, who will be next?