The “early” National Letter of Intent Signing Day for football is in December, and while it’s morphed into the main day, when most players sign, not all do.
The extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA has also affected student-athletes coming out of high school, but that’s another story altogether.
Still, many – whether it’s because they’re looking for more offers, whatever the case may be – wait until the February signing day, as a number of Big Central players have signed today.
Here’s a look at Big Central signees. Please check back as this list will be added to as we hear about additional signings.
Warriors send Seubert, McCann to Rutgers as PWOs…
Watchung Hills head coach Rich Seubert – the ex-Giant and Super Bowl champion – is sending two seniors off to play for Greg Schiano in the fall. One is his own son, two-way lineman Hunter Seubert. The other is Riley McCann, who is expected to kick and/or punt for the Scarlet Knights.
Both are preferred walk-ons.
Congrats to @riley_mccann20 and @HunterSeubert1 on committing to the #BigTen conference @RFootball #WarriorFootball #WarriorFamily #D1 pic.twitter.com/abUKn7PC4H— Watchung Hills Football (@WHFBwarriors) February 1, 2023
“I’m a proud father and coach,” Seubert told Central Jersey Sports Radio. “Having two student-athletes continuing their academics and football careers at Rutgers is special. To have two home-grown young men stay and play for us here at The Hills is special, as they both proved it doesn’t matter where you go to school but how you perform on the field and in the classroom.”
McCann was the No. 2 receiver for the Warriors this past fall, with 13 catches for 261 yards and a touchdown, in addition to being a kicker, where he hit all of his 32 PATs in 2022. He was also 12-of-16 on field goals, with four over 40 yards and a long of 50 at St. Joseph-Metuchen in October.
“Riley has been a leader both in the classroom and on the field for some time,” said Seubert. “He has worked hard for this opportunity and is excited to go earn it the fun way.”
“Coach Schiano is getting two great young men to compete on the field and in the classroom.
Edison’s Malcolm Stansbury chooses Delaware State…
A four-year starter for the Eagles – who won their first state sectional title in 31 years this past fall – Stansbury with 146 catches for 1,886 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was also a great cornerback, registering five interceptions in the defensive backfield over the course of his career, but is projected to play wide receiver for the Hornets.
Click here to read the full story on Edison’s Malcolm Stansbury signing with Delaware State University.
Cranford’s Kanterman, Godwin and Lynskey headed to New England…
Shane Kanterman was the Cougars’ leading tackler at the middle linebacker spot the last two years, including on the state championship team in 2021, and signed with Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven Wednesday. QB Liam Godwin will be playing just down the road, as he inked with the University of New Haven, and Ryan Lynskey signed with Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
This year, he was also the top runningback on the team with 787 yards on 120 carries and nine touchdowns, finishing No. 2 in rushing behind dual-threat quarterback Liam Godwin, who rushed for 930 yards and 15 touchdowns, while throwing for 887 and another ten TDs. On the state title team two seasons ago, Godwin was on the receiving end of star QB Shane Van Dam, grabbing 11 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Runningback Ryan Lynskey is also a dual-threat. He had the third-most rushing yards on the team in 2022, carrying 101 times for 636 yards and 7 touchdowns, while also hauling in 9 catches for 195 yards and 3 TDs. He also had 64 tackles and 3 interceptions playing defensive back this past season, and projects to play safety there, as well as Godwin, who registered 86 tackles and six interceptions in the past two years at the position.
Officially an OWL 🦉🦉 @SCSUFB pic.twitter.com/aWC1PkNqsM— Shane Kanterman (@ShaneKanterman) February 1, 2023
Woodbridge’s Barahona headed to the Poconos…
Defensive end Kaelyb Barahona is heading to Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He logged 51 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks his senior season for the Barrons, including two in a narrow 14-13 loss at in-town rival Colonia in late September.
Let’s go @kbarahona33 !!— Woodbridge Football (@WhsBarronsFB) February 1, 2023
Lock Haven is getting another GREAT one‼️#BarronBuilt | #WeAreBarrons https://t.co/CUX778LiWU