By Marco Siler-Gonzales
Eight City College football players have signed Letters of Intent to attend to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities.
On offense the players include Malik Cervantes-Cuellar (University of Missouri), Dominic DeSouza (Baylor University), Connor Brennan (University of Illinois), and Cole Hikutini (University of Louisville).
On defense the players Nehemiah Mitchell (Vanderbuilt), Isaiah Johnson (Rutgers), and Shalom Luani (Washington State), and Tavita Faaiu (Oregon State University).
Coach Rush attributes their accomplishment to their work on and off the field. “This is a tribute to them and their hard work in the classroom to be eligible for scholarships, their efforts on the field and innate athleticism,” he said.
This signing class is yet another example of the affluent achievements by the Rams football program. “Over the years we have been the number one recruited college in the country,” Rush said. “These players continue that legacy.”
For Coach Rush, it’s hard to distinguish the special qualities of any one player. More importantly, according to Rush, these players put the team’s success in front of themselves.
“Its hard to separate it from the whole, he said. “These guys bought into what the team goals were, especially when we lost our starting quarterback, they raised their game.”
Another signing class is expected in February, Rush added.