Heights High athletes commit to colleges
On Feb. 7, 12 Cleveland Heights High School student-athletes signed their official college letters of intent at a National Signing Day ceremony held in front of a large crowd inside Heights High’s gymnasium.
The group comprised 11 football players and one girls lacrosse player who, combined, received more than $1.1 million in college scholarships.
The students were girls lacrosse standout Lauren Iott (Grand Valley State University), and football standouts Grayson Green (Central State University), Isaiah Higgins (Hocking College), Kylen McCracken (Ohio University), Mekhi Patterson (Thomas More College), Shamar Rhodes (West Liberty University), Peter Rouse (Erie Community College), LeMaro Smith (University of Buffalo), Tyreke Smith (The Ohio State University), Jared Wilson (Ohio Dominican University), Zaire Webb (Georgetown University) and Ahmad Webber (West Virginia Wesleyan College).
Feb. 7 was the day that high school senior football players could officially sign with college or university athletic programs. Heights High regularly has many student-athletes who go on to play collegiately. The signing period for other interscholastic sports is in April.
Scott Wortman is the supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.