Former Journal News player of the year Tyrae Woodson-Samuels and a bevy of other CHSAA senior star have made their college choices. I’m compiling a list of seniors and where they have committed to school, so if you have anything to add to this list shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Obviously, there are a few guys still missing.
For now, here’s a look at the CHSAA players I’ve locked down:
Gary Acquah, Mount St. Michael: As has been reported earlier, the big inside linebacker gave his commitment to D-IAA Holy Cross earlier this year. He chose the Crusaders over Delaware and Temple.
George Apostolopoulos, Iona Prep: Like Acquah, the two-way lineman committed earlier this year (but I wanted to include them). He’s headed to D-IAA Fordham.
Mike Dunkley, Iona Prep: The RB/DB who also played a key role for two seasons on the Gaels committed to American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Mass. AIC is also in the same conference as Pace and Saint Anselm, the Northeast-10 Conference.
Andrea Gigi, Stepinac: The lineman will play at Alfred University, a Division III school in a strong conference — the Empire 8 — that includes Ithaca and Hartwick.
Morris Hilton, Iona Prep: The LB who anchored Iona’s defense has not solidified his future destination yet but will likely join Woodson-Samuels at Saint Anselm.
Jeff Mack and Greg Gadson, Iona Prep: They seniors are both likely headed to prep school. In fact, Gadson, a lineman, has already chosen the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. Mack, Iona’s star running back, has not made his decision yet.
James Mullen, Stepinac: The senior wideout will play at King’s College, a Division III school in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. Mullen will be one of the players in the first class of new coach Jeff Knarr.
Josh Powell, Stepinac: The steady contributor on both the football field and basketball court will play football at D-III SUNY Morrisville. He played receiver and safety last year for the Crusaders.
Tyrae Woodson-Samuels, Iona Prep: The QB who helped the Gaels win the 2008 CHSFL championship has committed to Saint Anselm, a Division II college in Manchester, New Hampshire. Among Saint Anselm’s opponent’s each year is Pace, so local football fans will have an opportunity to see Woodson-Samuels play again in the future.