CLEVELAND - Today is one of the biggest days in a young persons life. High school senior athletes from all over the country, including northeast Ohio officially sign their letters of intent to their college of choice.
The first Wednesday in February is known as National Signing Day.
The inclement weather throughout northeast Ohio has forced numerous schools to cancel their National Signing Day ceremonies. Mentor will hold their ceremony on Friday morning. St. Edward postponed their ceremony till Thursday afternoon.
Glenville and John Hay held their National Signing Day event Wednesday morning as scheduled. Once again in 2014 the Tarblooders will be sending multiple players to Ohio State.
Headlining the Tarblooders 2014 Buckeyes are two of the top players in the nation, Marshon Lattimore and Eric Smith. Both will play in the Ohio State secondary.
"It's great because he (Smith) is one of my closest friends and we are just going to get it done at Ohio State," Lattimore said.
"It's a tradition, you don't want to disappoint them," Smith said. "Growing up we watched Glenville lead us into Ohio State, so it's more so following our dream."
Joining Lattimore and Smith in Columbus is Marcelys Jones. Jones was not in attendance at Glenville's ceremony Wednesday morning. Jones is already enrolled at Ohio State and is beginning offseason conditioning. Jones is expected to participate in the Ohio State spring football game in April.
All of the student athletes from John Hay and Glenville were treated to a special guest at their National Signing Day ceremony. Former Tarblooder and Buckeye and current NFL wide receiver and kick returner Ted Ginn Junior attended the ceremony to show his support.
"I'm just happy that the innercity is pumping out kids and doing great things," Ginn junior said. "I give big commends to the John Hay kids for seeing them come out, do the things that they do, it's just not about us. I try to support my whole community because they support me."
Other Glenville athletes who signed their letters of intent on Wednesday include:
Davon Anderson - Track - Ohio State University
Aaron Ivory - Football - University of Findlay
Tyree Farrier - Football - Hiram College
Darius Lewis - Football - Notre Dame College
Devine Redding - Football - Indiana Univesity
Quan Robinson - Football - Kent State University
Erik Simpson - Football - Kent State University
Lorenzo Burgess - Football - Northeastern A & M
Kris Brown - Football - College of Mount Saint Mary
Student Athletes from John Hay high school who signed their letters of intent on Wednesday are:
Vincent Ellis - Football - Notre Dame College
Dale Rodick - Football - Lake Erie College
Other Notable athletes from around northeast Ohio who signed their letters of intent on Wednesday include:
Connor Krizancic - Mentor - Football - University of Minnesota
Parris Campbell - Akron S.V.S.M. - Football - Ohio State University
Donte Booker - Akron S.V.S.M. - Football - Ohio State University
Kyle Berger - St. Ignatius - Football - Ohio State University
James Byrne - St. Ignatius - Football - University of Notre Dame