Local high schoolers sign with college football teams

LOGAN – It’s signing day for college football programs and their recruits. High school athletes across the country are officially picking which school they will be playing for while continuing their education.

Some high school football players from Cache Valley are included in that group.

Sky View’s Andrew Dean received a football scholarship and will head to Ogden to play football for Weber State. Dean was a first-team all-region and a second-team all-state defensive end who recorded 77 tackles and six sacks during his senior season.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Welcome to the Weber State family Andrew Dean. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreWeber?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WeAreWeber</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BigSkyChamps?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BigSkyChamps</a> ? <a href=”https://t.co/QEuMXk4HWZ”>pic.twitter.com/QEuMXk4HWZ</a>

— Weber State Football (@weberstatefb) <a href=”https://twitter.com/weberstatefb/status/961264040466006016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

Dean will be joined by Bear River’s Easton Payne, another all-region defensive lineman.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Welcome to the Weber State family Easton Payne <a href=”https://twitter.com/easton_payne40?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@easton_payne40</a>. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreWeber?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WeAreWeber</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BigSkyChamps?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BigSkyChamps</a> ? <a href=”https://t.co/t8PvHdFPS1″>pic.twitter.com/t8PvHdFPS1</a>

— Weber State Football (@weberstatefb) <a href=”https://twitter.com/weberstatefb/status/961272603301195776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ridgeline’s Hayden Williams announced on Twitter in December that he was committing to Southern Virginia University. Williams recorded 28 tackles and an interception as a safety for the RiverHawks. On offense he averaged 4.5 yards per carry as a running back.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Thankful to receive and offer to continue my football career and my education at Southern Virginia University. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoKnights?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GoKnights</a> <a href=”https://t.co/2IG8yzYeeR”>pic.twitter.com/2IG8yzYeeR</a>

— Hayden williams (@hwill_3) <a href=”https://twitter.com/hwill_3/status/941939790689087488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Mountain Crest teammates Beau Robinson and Nick Nethercott will both be joining BYU as preferred walk-ons. Robinson played running back, wide receiver and linebacker for the Mustangs. Nethercott was a standout all-state wide receiver.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>It’s official…. <a href=”https://twitter.com/BeauTheCephus26?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@BeauTheCephus26</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/BYUfootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@BYUfootball</a> <a href=”https://t.co/bI9ecSO4kX”>pic.twitter.com/bI9ecSO4kX</a>

— nicholas nethercott (@nicknethercott) <a href=”https://twitter.com/nicknethercott/status/961282609920737281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

No Cache Valley players have committed to play at Utah State during this signing class, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some who eventually play for the hometown Aggies. Head coach Matt Wells said there will likely be some that join as walk-ons.

“I’ve personally been in every valley school in the past couple of weeks,” he said. “Coach Yost and Coach Maile both recruit the valley, and the valley is very important to us and it always will be. We’ll always start here. But, just in terms of scholarship kids or whatever, there will probably be some kids from the valley come in as a non-scholarship player to begin with.”

The list will be updated as more local players commit to football programs.

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