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Wednesday marks the first day of the National Letter of Intent early signing period for football and gridiron athletes from around the Shore Conference are making their commitments.

Below is a list of local football players who have signed their NLI to compete for either Division 1 or Division 2 schools or have announced a verbal commitment to that school. Division 3 programs do not require an NLI to be signed because they do not offer athletic scholarships and Ivy League schools and the Service Academies also do have commits sign an  NLI. All commits from those schools will also be listed below.

Anyone who would like to report a college signing and/or commitment can send that information to

Division 1

Alex Brown, QB, Red Bank Catholic - Bucknell

Vince Carpenter, OL, Red Bank Catholic - Purdue

Jake Davis, DB, Wall - University of Pennsylvania

John Lista, LB, Rumson-Fair Haven - University of Pennsylvania

Tyler Ochojski, LB, Freehold - Lehigh

Pete Pezzullo, RB, St. John Vianney - St. Thomas

Charlie Sasso, LB, Wall - Monmouth

Christian Smith, OL, Rumson-Fair Haven - Merrimack

Jason Trotta, OL, Raritan - New Hampshire

Dan Volpe, OL, Colts Neck - Towson

Levi Wilkins, DE, Donovan Catholic - Bryant


Division 3

Anthony Bonanno, LB, Colts Neck - Franklin & Marshall

Alex Cady, DB, Rumson-Fair Haven - Trinity

Jonathan Johnson, DL, Freehold - Montclair State

Charles Pearson, OL, Rumson-Fair Haven - Johns Hopkins


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