National Signing Day is always big in Cleveland

National Signing Day is always big in Cleveland

National Signing Day goes on, even if the weather tries to stop it. Some schools closed because of the snow, but not all of them. The Cleveland public schools held their annual Signing Day ceremony in Bratenahl at the Barbara Byrd Bennett Professional Development Center.

"This is the ultimate day for me," said long time Glenville Head Coach Ted Ginn. "That's what this is all about. You can win all the games you want, you can do all those things, but I think you're most judged when the kids go off to college."

Today was the just the latest crop of kids from Glenville, and John Hay, to move on to the next level. "These young men, when we get them at 13 they were skinny, slow and immature, but that's what all kids are," said John Hay coach Rodney DeCipeda. "We get the privilege and honor of being part of the process of grooming and developing them into young men of excellence."

Three of Glenville's football players are heading to Ohio State, Marshon Lattimore, Erick Smith and Marcelys Jones. They're the latest in a long line of Tarblooders to wear the scarlet and gray. "It just felt like home, there's a lot of Glenville kids already down there. They just told me good things about Ohio State," said Lattimore.

Jones enrolled early at Ohio State, he is already there taking classes and getting a head start on preparing for next season.

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