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2017 Signing Day: List of area high school football players with college selection

By Michael Beaven Published: February 1, 2017

Here is an alphabetical list of local high school football recruits for 2017 that have made a college commitment. Please note this list is compiled through information obtained from high school coaches, athletic directors and colleges. Some athletes have received scholarships and some are scheduled to be walk-on players. If you see any inaccuracies or that a player is missing, email with pertinent information. The Akron Beacon Journal will publish athletes in other sports who have made college commitments per usual in the coming days. This will be updated throughout Wednesday.


— Compiled by Michael Beaven via information submitted by high school coaches, athletic directors and colleges.

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Springfield set to host PTC college recruiting seminar open to all area athletes

By Michael Beaven Published: February 1, 2017

Springfield High School is set to host the Portage Trail Conference Academic Engagement & Collegiate Recruiting Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.

Crestwood Athletic Director Bob Dean said the PTC applied for and received a grant from the NCAA “Get the Word Out” program.

“This is a service that we need to provide for our families,” Dean said. “The most common questions we receive from student-athletes and their parents are about the academic rigor as a college athlete and the basics of the recruiting process. There is so much to know and too much misinformation out there. Now is the time to serve our families as best we can by putting them in touch with the best information available.”

Springfield Athletic Director Kevin Vaughn said the event is open to all area high school student-athletes, their parents, coaches, administrators and guidance counselors. Interested attendees must register online at

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