By SHELDON SHEALER
Evan Routzahn remembers the first college letter that he received and the advice that soon followed.
"I was told if I continued to progress, I could get a Division I scholarship," said Routzahn, a Middletown High School senior, referring to a letter he received two years ago from the University of Pittsburgh. "I wanted to do it. I thought it could be a great deal for me."
That first letter came when Routzahn was a 6-foot-4, 240-pound sophomore. On Wednesday, Routzahn, now 6-7 and 290 pounds, signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Virginia on a football scholarship.
Routzahn wasn't alone in making formal his college decision.
The Herald-Mail Big School Player of the Year Randall Jones, a quarterback from Thomas Johnson, and lineman Josh Wolfe of Walkersville, have chosen the U.S. Naval Academy. Walkersville running back Vince Collette chose Army.