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National Signing Day: CMSD Student-Athletes Announce College Choices

Commissioner Leonard Jackson opening CMSD Senior Signing Day.
Commissioner Leonard Jackson opening CMSD Senior Signing Day.

TV20 Sports Report
Via: CMSD News Bureau

CMSD celebrated the athletic accomplishments of 14 high school seniors Wednesday but reveled even more in the fact that they are headed for college.

Fourteen student-athletes (see list below) announced their selections of colleges and universities as part of National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen sat before media and beaming parents as they signed their commitments in unison and donned ballcaps bearing the logos of their chosen schools.

Two of the students attend John Hay Campus, while the others have competed for Glenville High School. Both schools made the state football playoffs this past season, with Glenville finishing as Division II runner-up.

One of the students has received a track scholarship; the rest got theirs for football. OSU football recruit Marcelys Jones is already enrolled at the university.

Devine Redding, Glenville running back headed to the University of Indiana.
Devine Redding, Glenville running back headed to the University of Indiana.

Glenville running back Devine Redding, who also celebrated a birthday Wednesday, is headed for the University of Inidana.

Devine, who stands 5-foot-11, weighs 210 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, hopes to see time on the football field as a freshman. In the classroom, he will study entrepreneurship and plans to eventually start a small business.

Playing for Indiana would pit him against three Glenville classmates — Marshon Lattimore, Erick Smith and Jones — who have committed to play for Big 10 power OhioState. He smiled at the thought of being on opposing teams.

Marshon Lattimore, Glenville Defensive Back heading to The Ohio State University.
Marshon Lattimore, Glenville Defensive Back heading to The Ohio State University.
Erick Smith, Glenville Defensive Back headed to The Ohio State University.
Erick Smith, Glenville Defensive Back headed to The Ohio State University.

“You got to do what you got to do,” he said in an interview. “We’re all going to be friends, but we’re going to compete.”

Glenville defensive back Erik Simpson will join the KentState football team as a safety but hopes to play cornerback so he can “use my athleticism.” He credited his success to support from his parents, Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr. and “all my loved ones.”

Off the field, he said: “I’m planning to study engineering or aeronautics, but I’m going in undecided and will debate between the two.”

Ginn estimated that in 17 years of coaching, he has sent more than 300 athletes on to college. He said more than 40 have played for OhioState and other Big 10 schools, making Glenville the largest source of talent for the conference in the country.

Ginn, a father figure to his players, said the student-athletes must remember that they are only “one slip-up” away from losing all they have worked for and that they have to stay focused.

“Our children, there is so much noise out there,” he said after the ceremony. “You’ve got to fight.”

Here’s the list of Senate scholar-athletes who announced their signings.

John Hay

Vincent Ellis          Football       Notre Dame College
Dale Rodick           Football       Lake Erie College

Glenville

Davon Anderson        Track          Ohio State University
Aaron Ivory                 Football     University of Findlay
Tyree Farrier              Football      Hiram College
Marshon Lattimore   Football     Ohio State University
Marcelys Jones          Football     Ohio State University
Erick Smith                 Football     Ohio State University
Darius Lewis              Football       Notre Dame College
Devine Redding         Football       University of Indiana
Quan Robinson          Football       Kent State University
Erik Simpson              Football       Kent State University
Kris Brown                Football       College of Mt. St. Joseph (Cincinnati)

Lorenzo Burgess        Football       Northeastern A&M (Miami, Okla.)

The Champ Is Here!

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TV20 Sports Report

By: Christian Patterson

 

Today I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with the undefeated, Northeast Ohio Champion and the new IBF World Welterweight Champion, Cleveland’s own Shawn “Showtime” Porter!

 

Shawn who was born in Cleveland, Ohio started his boxing career at the age of four years old training under his father at the Salvation Army in Cleveland’s inner city.  Shawn is currently trained and managed by his father Kenny Porter who is one of the most important figures in his life.  Once Shawn figured out that Boxing was his calling in life it was no turning back from there.

 

As an amateur Shawn compiled an outstanding record of 276-14.  In 2007 he won the World Golden Gloves Championship and began his path to greatness.  Before choosing boxing as his pride and joy he also excelled on the field as a high school running back.

 

Heading into his most recent IBF World Welterweight title fight Shawn owned a record of 22-0-1.  He walked out of that fight 23-0-1 and the new IBF World Welterweight Champion! Congratulations to Shawn “Showtime” Porter for your great accomplishment, the City of Cleveland is proud to call you CHAMP!

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