There are your Signing Day ceremonies, and then there is Bishop Gorman’s.
While some schools in Las Vegas had two or three students signing letters of intent with their future colleges on Wednesday, Gorman had 17 – that’s right, 17 — ink paperwork accepting scholarships.
The tables that seated the athletes stretched about half the length of the basketball court. But the ceremony, which featured short speeches by each sports’ head coach, went quickly and smoothly.
None of that over-the-hill, cliché what hat will I wear baloney. Everyone sat down with a letter to sign and their future school’s hat already in front of them.
Randall Cunningham II, who quarterbacked the Gaels to their fifth straight state football crown, signed a track and field scholarship with USC. Why? Because the son for former UNLV great and NFL MVP Randall Cunningham had the nation’s top prep high jump mark – 7-feet, 3¼ -inches – as a junior and is an Olympic caliber athlete in that sport.
Hear what RC II, who hasn’t ruled out also playing football one day for the Trojans, had to say in the VIDEO below:
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Eight Gael football players signed letters including offensive lineman Nick Gates (Nebraska), defensive back Armand Perry (Arizona State), two-way line star Zach Singer (Kent State), cornerback Dylan Weldon (Columbia), lineman Tryson Mook (Colorado Mesa), wide receiver Riley Hoff (Colorado School of Mines) and linebackers Ismail Segura and Kenyan Coker (Graceland (Iowa) University).
Gates, who also stars in baseball for Bishop Gorman, also visited Texas A&M, Oregon and Arizona and was offered by a number of other schools including Alabama, which finished with the nation’s top recruiting class. He explains his decision in the VIDEO below:
Other Bishop Gorman athletes who signed Wednesday included Catie Miller (Duke) and Kasey Marks (St. Francis Pa.) in women’s swimming, Sean Keith (UNLV) in men’s soccer, Kaila Brinkman (UNLV), Charlotte Brascia (Arizona) and Claire Standaert (Vasser College) in women’s soccer and Steven Coyle (Trine University) and Zach Taylor (Depauw University) in men’s lacrosse.