2014 Football Signing Day
July 8, 2014Colerain High School/WeAreColerain.com
13 Colerain Cardinal Football Players signed their college letter of intent to take the next step in the lifes journey. A staggering 1.5 million dollars in scholarship money was awarded to these fine young men.
That means, as of today, 46 Cardinals are a part of 32 different programs in 10 different states.
Josh Boland – Tight End, Miami Redhawks (Preferred Walk-On)
- Although he held offers from Georgia Southern & Army, Boland will be staying close to home as a preferred walk-on for the Redhawks. As a Tight End for the Cardinals Boland caught a pair of touchdown passes in 2013, and was huge part of the success of the Cardinal offense, helping to pave the way for the top rushing attack in the GMC. He also saw time on the defensive line, recording one sack. He earned 2nd team All-GMC honors.
Elijah Campbell – Defensive Back, Georgetown Tigers
- Campbell started 6 games at Cornerback for the Cardinals, breaking up 4 passes and intercepting 1. He proved to be a valuable contributor to the team’s success both as a defensive back and special teams player. He will head to perennial NAIA power Georgetown, where he and teammate Bryan Randolph will be reunited with former Cardinal standout Jake Blust.
Jalen Christian – Defensive Back, Ohio Dominican Panthers
- A 2nd Team All-GMC selection in 2012 & 2013, Christian started 26 games at cornerback for the Cardinal defense. He intercepted 8 passes in his career, recovered 2 fumbles, and scored 2 defensive touchdowns. He heads to an Ohio Dominican program that finished 2013 ranked #12 nationally in NCAA Division II.
Kelvin Cook – Quarterback/Athlete, Miami Redhawks
- Cook directed the 2013 Cardinal offense to over 40 points and 450 yards per game. He ran for 1700 yards and 18 touchdowns, while passing for more than 900 and an additional 13 scores. Widely regarded as one of the most dynamic players in Southwest Ohio, he was among the first players to be offered a scholarship by new Miami Head Coach Chuck Martin. Cook was named 1st team All-GMC, All City, & All District. He is being recruited as an athlete by the Redhawks.
Will Davenport – Defensive Back, Notre Dame College Falcons
- As a senior, Davenport contributed as a safety, defensive end, and special team’s player for the Cardinals. He showed great improvement throughout the 2013 campaign and with a tall, athletic frame he has just begun to tap into his potential as football player.
Ross Demmel – Offensive Line, Wofford Terriers
- Demmel was a 2 year starter on the Cardinals offensive line. In 2013 he anchored a unit that helped pave the way for two 1,000 yard rushers and a team that ran for 390 yards per game. Ross was a 1st team All-GMC, All-City, & All-District selection in 2013 and was named Honorable Mention All-Ohio.
Aric Johnson – Linebacker, West Virginia State Yellow Jackets
- After being named 1st team All-GMC as defensive linemen in 2012, Aric was moved to Linebacker for 2013. Johnson again earned 1st team All-GMC at his new position in 2013, and was 2nd on the team in tackles. One of the emotional leaders of the Cardinals defense, he was also Honorable Mention All-City.
Justin Myles – Offensive Line, Eastern Kentucky Colonels
- Myles moved to Tackle from Tight End in 2013 and quickly began making his presence felt. He helped an inexperienced unit become dominant, leading the Cardinal offense to 300 yard rushing performances in 11 of 13 games. He earned 2nd Team All-GMC honors in 2013.
Hosea Murphy – Defensive Back, West Virginia State Yellow Jackets
- After earning a starting spot the week before the season opener, Murphy quickly became an impact player for the Cardinal defense. The team’s Most Improved Player this year, he intercepted 4 passes and was 3rd on the team in Tackles for Loss. He was selected 2nd team All-GMC.
Bryan Randolph – Defensive Line, Georgetown Tigers
- A starter on the Cardinals defensive line, he helped the unit become the GMC’s top defense against the run in 2013 while also accounting for a pair of sacks in 2013. He was honored as a 2nd team All-GMC selection. At Georgetown he will be reunited with former Cardinal Jake Blust (’12) on one of the top NAIA programs in the country.
Tegray Scales – Linebacker, Indiana Hoosiers
- As a 3 year starter for the Cardinals there isn’t much that Scales did not accomplish. He capped a stellar career by being named the Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, making him the 3rd Cardinal to win the award (Eugene Clifford, Terrill Byrd). The team leader in tackles, tackles for loss, and sacks, Scales was also named GMC Defensive Player of the Year and was nominated for the US Army All-American Bowl. He will become the 4th Cardinal Linebacker to play Division I football since 2010.
DeTuan Smith-Moore – Running Back, West Virginia State Yellow Jackets
- One of the best all-around players to ever play at Colerain, DeTuan will leave holding school records for longest running play (99 yards), and most rushing yards in a game (304). After rushing for 1800 yards and 21 TD’s, Smith-Moore was named GMC Offensive Player of the Year and was 1st team All-Ohio. His 2013 campaign was the 2nd highest rushing total for any player in Colerain history, and in his career he accounted for roughly 3500 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Ryan Williamson – Defensive Back, Buffalo Bulls
- As a 2 year starter in the secondary, Williamson used his ballhawking skills to intercept 10 passes and force 3 fumbles. He led a Cardinal defense that accounted for 33 interceptions in his 2 seasons. In 2012 he was 1st Team All-GMC and All-District, and in 2013 was again named 1st team All-GMC, 1st team All-City, and 2nd team All-District.