Today is National Signing Day for college football recruits, and South Jersey has a plethora of stars who are inking their names to scholarship offers.
A huge class of star players is highlighted by Millville running back LeQuint Allen, the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, and Cedar Creek wide receiver JoJo Bermudez, who set several school and South Jersey receiving records this year.
Allen, committed to Syracuse, rushed for nearly 2,000 yards this season — and more than 2,500 in his career — and helped lead Millville to a 12-1 season that included a win over Winslow in the Group 4 Regional Championship. Bermudez, a University of Cincinnati recruit, was equally impressive, as he finished his senior season with better than 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns while leading the Pirates to a perfect 13-0 record. He had a monster game when Cedar Creek wrapped up a sectional title with a win over Delsea, finishing with more than 250 receiving yards on 12 catches, including a pair of touchdowns.
There were plenty of other notable signings today, including a bunch from St. Augustine Prep. Offensive lineman Gavin Kennedy joins defensive back Bradley Pao at Bucknell, ATH Nasir Hill to Princeton, DB Kenny Selby to Sacred Heart, DB Trey McLeer to St. Francis, lineman Brady Small to Army and DL Denis Jaquez — who had originally committed to Northwestern — now will be joining Allen at Syracuse.
In addition, Burlington Township receiver Anthony Johnson is headed to James Madison, his teammate, Jordan Dotson to Harvard, Delran DL Kenny Fletcher to Rutgers, Lenape kicker Dylan Shank to Rhode Island, Woodrow Wilson linebacker Damir McCrary to Monmouth, Seneca LB Adam Klenk to Navy, Winslow LB Emeril Mitchell to Sacred Heart, Williamstown linebacker Turner Inge to Villanova and Timber Creek quarterback Donovan Leary to Illinois. Also, Corey Yeoman, a quarterback and linebacker who played a couple years at Atlantic City High before transferring to Clearwater Academy International in Florida, signed with Temple.
And Keon Sabb, who played at Williamstown and previously committed to Clemson, changed his mind and selected the University of Michigan.