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Letter of Intent Day: BC High School Football stars headed south

Posted on 2015-02-04 12:54:27

Two members of the BC High School Football Class of 2014 made their fall playing plans official on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day in the NCAA in a press conference held at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

OL Harper Sherman (New Westminster Hyacks) has accepted a full scholarship to the University of Arizona while WR/DB Matthew Seymour (New Westminster Hyacks) has signed on with Ohio University.

Meanwhile, AJ McFarlane (Vancouver College Fighting Irish), who spent this past season at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, has received multiple NCAA Div. 1 FCS offers and will be making his decision in the coming weeks.

More about Sherman:

One of the most sought after recruits in the history of BC High School Football, Sherman received his first two NCAA offers after Grade 10 marking the first for a BC player. He was ranked the number one offensive lineman in Canada by CFC and Top Prospects and was a two-time provincial all-star.

“We are very excited to get Harper into our program. He was the number one offensive lineman on our board when we offered him. He is very athletic for a big-bodied kid and plays the game very physical. His best days are in front of him.” – Jim Michalczik, Arizona offensive line coach

Video: Harper Sherman talks about joining the University of Arizona

More about Seymour:

A three-year varsity starter for the Hyacks, Seymour received numerous offers from Canadian universities but chose to join former BCHSFB grad Maleek Irons (WJ Mouat) at Ohio. Seymour was a provincial all-star in 2014 and the top-ranked DB by CFC and the 15th overall prospect in Canada. He was named the MVP for the Hyacks this past season.

“Whenever we needed a big play this season Matt delivered. He combines game-breaking ability with work-ethic, character and humility. He is the best receiver/defensive back prospect our program has ever produced, and is still just scratching the surface of how good he can be.” – Farhan Lalji, New Westminster Hyacks Head Coach

Video: Matthew Seymour talks about joining Ohio University