WEST ORANGE, NJ - Four West Orange High School football standouts have signed with D-1 and D-2 colleges and universities. The athletes were recognized in a signing ceremony held Feb. 1 in the Library Media Center and attended by Principal Oscar Guerrero, Asst. Superintendent Hayden Moore, Head Football Coach Darnell Grant, Acting Athletic Director Stephan Zichella, and friends, families, and supporters.
Jay Strayker (G, NG) will be attending Stonehill College (D1). He was also recently recognized as a "Steve DiGregorio Young Man of the Year Award" nominee.
"I'm proud and relieved and excited to play college sports," he noted. He is still undecided about a major but is learning towards business.
Gensley Auguste (NG, T) will be attending Temple University (D1). Gensley plans to major in Business Management.
"I'm relieved to see that all my hard work paid off," he said. "I want to thank everyone who has helped and supported me through the years."
Jehki ("Choo-Choo") Williams (RB, LB) will be attending Benedict College (D-2). He plans to major in Physical Therapy.
"It feels good to get this scholarship," he stated. "I can't believe how fast the time from freshman to senior year has gone."
Matt Barrino (WR) will be attending Assumption University (D2). He plans to major in Psychology and become a therapist.
"This is a dream come true for me," he affirmed. The process was long, and I want to thank my parents and coaches for being there for me."
(L-R) Jay Strayker, Gensley Auguste, Jehki Williams, and Matt Barrino.