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Summit Country Day stole the spotlight in the Miami Valley Conference on National Signing Day. The Knights defensive lineman Michael Barwick Jr. chose to go a few hours from home to the University of Indiana. He was named the Division V Southwest District Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and the Division VI Southwest District Player of the Year and was a two-time 1st Team All-Ohio selection.
Teammate and quarterback Antonio Woods chose football over basketball after receiving over 20 scholarship offers between both sports. Woods committed to the University of Pennsylvania and is expected to switch from quarterback to wide receiver. He was named the Division VI Southwest District Player of the Year after amassing 3,165 yards of total offense and accounted 49 total touchdowns (27 passing, 20 rushing, one receiving, one punt return) in 2013.
Other Summit Country Day’s seniors Daniel Bruns and Alex Vance both signed on Wednesday. Bruns is on his way to Poughkeepsie, New York to Marist College, and Vance opted to stay home and attend Dayton.
Linebacker Nick Marsh is taking his past success to Amherst College after helping CHCA to an undefeated regular-season and co-champions of the Miami Valley Conference. Marsh led his team with 116 tackles in his senior year, as well as leading the Eagles with 804 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. He will look to play more on the defensive side of the football at the next level.
Clark Montessori lineman Jordan Whaley-Watson (6-4, 300) is heading south to Kentucky State after a solid high school career. Whaley-Watson was a Division V Special Mention All-Ohio and 1st Team All-Southwest District selection as a senior.
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This is Mark's first season writing for TriStateFootball.com. His experience includes working for six years at ESPN in studio production and he has been published in ESPN Magazine, Baseball America and Rotowire.com. Mark has lived in Northern Cincinnati for the past four years. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.