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Wildwood's Wesley Hills (31), running against Salem last October, likes the University of Delaware.

Ben Fogletto

One of the biggest events in college football happens today. And not a game will be played.

It's signing day. This is the first day college recruits can sign national letters of intent that commit them to the school they play to attend.

Eleven local high school football players have verbally committed to attend NCAA Division I schools. Most will sign letters of intent today. Here is a look at the local Division I football players who have given verbal commitments.

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Brandon Bell


LB 6-foot-2 225 lbs.

Penn State

Bell stuck with Penn State despite the coaching change from Joe Paterno to Bill O'Brien. In eight games last season, Bell made 111 tackles, including 121/2 tackles for a loss.

Calvin Cass

St. Augustine Prep

RB 5-11 195


Cass rushed 257 times for 2,001 yards. He scored 37 touchdowns. Cass carried 53 times for 261 yards as the Hermits won the CAL National Conference title over Cedar Creek.

Jim Cooper

Mainland Regional

K 6-1 202


Cooper will continue the family tradition. His father attended Temple and kicked for the Owls in the 1980s. The younger Cooper finished his career with a state-record 31 field goals.

Gabe Hemighaus

Cumberland Regional

TE/DL 6-3 240


One of the region's most underrated players. Led Cumberland with 66 tackles. He also caught 38 passes for 418 yards and two touchdowns. Plans to major in biology.

Wesley Hills


RB 6-3 220


Hills, The Press Athlete of the Fall, liked Delaware because of the school's winning tradition. Hills rushed 205 times for 2,077 yards and led the Warriors to their first ever playoff berth last fall.

Rashad Kinlaw


QB/DB 6-2 184

Notre Dame

Kinlaw missed most of last season with a broken leg while playing football last summer for Team USA. Kinlaw has excellent speed, running the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds.

Damon Mitchell

Cedar Creek

QB/DB 6-3 205

Georgia Tech (also considering Rutgers and Arkansas)

Mitchell rushed for 1,027 yards and 21 touchdowns. Also threw for 22 touchdowns and 2,025 yards. Led Pirates to S.J. Group II title game.

Dayshawn Reynolds

Atlantic City

WR/DB 6-1 185


Reynolds said Temple was his dream school. He caught 50 passes for 905 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also returns kicks.

Robert Thompson

St. Joseph

WR/DB 6-1 175

Old Dominion

Liked the family atmosphere at Old Dominion. Played in just three games before a shoulder injury ended his season last fall. Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown.

Zack Vogelei

Middle Township

LB 6-1 226


Vogelei has been to numerous games and camps at Towson, which is located in Maryland. Vogelei made 103 tackles and had three sacks last fall.

Eric Wiafe

Egg Harbor Township

DL 6-5 260


Wiafe caught the eye of Rutgers recruiters at the school's Big Man Academy last spring. Wiafe made 44 tackles last fall for the Eagles.

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