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Football: Wise, Mellott make college commitments

February 01, 2012|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent
  • Clear Spring quarterback Adam Mellott (15), shown in this 2010 file photo, signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Alderson-Broaddus College.
Clear Spring quarterback Adam Mellott (15), shown in this 2010 file photo, signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Alderson-Broaddus College.

The region had a busy National Signing Day as a throng of high school players officially disclosed where they were going to play college football by signing their Letter of Intent.

Shepherd University swiped two players from Maryland on signing day. Williamsport athlete Tyler Wise will play for the Rams as either a wide receiver or a defensive back. Wise led the area with nine interceptions in 2011.

Urbana quarterback Michael Spahr also signed to play for Shepherd.

Clear Spring quarterback Adam Mellott, the first high school player in Washington County history to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season, will play at first-year program Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, W.Va.

Two Martinsburg players will play their college ball against Shepherd in the West Virginia Conference. Quarterback Brandon Ashenfelter committed to Fairmont State, while defensive lineman Logan Jenkins will attend Concord University.

From the wider region, nine players —including Spahr — from Frederick County made their commitments official.

Urbana defensive end Colton Kmetz committed to Kent State University.

Thomas Johnson wide receiver Nate Hairston committed to play at Temple University, while defensive end Mike Ivasu will attend William & Mary.

Linganore running back Joe Riddle, a two-star running back according to Rivals and ESPN, will stay home to play at the University of Maryland. Teammate Tyler Thompson will play at Monmouth (N.J.) University.

Middletown wide receiver Ben Lewis committed to Syracuse University.

Brunswick quarterback Ian Fisher will attend James Madison University.

Tuscarora offensive lineman Brady Stup will stay in state, attending Towson University.

Four student athletes from Allegany County who may be familiar to Washington County football fans also signed.

Jarrod Harper from Mountain Ridge will play defensive back West Virginia University. He is rated a two-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN.

Fort Hill running back Garrett Clay and his twin brother Dylan — listed as an athlete — will  play at Marist University. Lance Fullwood, who played fullback and linebacker for the Sentinels, will be a teammate of Ashenfelter at Fairmont State.

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