Photo Gallery: Warrior Student-Athletes Commit To Colleges

This was the start of it in the Franklin High School library on May 3:

A total of 15 Franklin High School student athletes signed commitments to play for a handful of colleges and universities during a ceremony held in the school library.

The students, surrounded by coaches, friends and family, took their turn for photo ops signing the papers during the afternoon event.

In total, six of the students were recruited by Division 1 schools, four by Division 2 schools and five students by Division 3 schools.

One parent who knew many of the students being honored said he was happy for all of them.

“It feels great to know that, not just my son, but a lot of these young men and women will be moving on to the next chapter of their lives,” said Ken Reid. “I’ve seen them be some of the finest young people, really caring, professional, I just love them all. It’s a really great thing to see how they’re moving forward to the next chapter in their life.”

Reid’s son, Keenan, committed to play football for Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Three of Reid’s teammates also committed to Lincoln.

“It feels great,” the younger Reid said of the experience. “I’m grateful and humbled to go to Lincoln University because these coaches are wiling to give me an opportunity and work with me and develop me to the player I need to be.”

Reid said he’s already met a number of his future teammates, and his new head coach keeps in constant touch.

“The new head coach, I love him, he’s a great guy, calls me every two days or so, makes sure I’m good,” he said.

Reid said he’d like to major in mass communications, envisioning a career in front of the television camera.

He said his inspiration from that came from his “Aspects of Video” class and its teacher, Michael Pinnix.

“He inspires to keep my dream alive and do what I want to do,” Reid said. “I really fell in love with being in front of the TV and talking about anything.”

Another FHS football player who’s going to Lincoln, Tobe Alade, said he has big plans.

“I can’t wait,” he said, “Number 50 on the field, you’re gonna see me on ESPN next year, I promise you that.”

“Everything I do is for my family,” he said. “I want them to not have to worry, this is the first step.”

Alade said he would like to major in communications and business.

“Anything that I can do to make money that involves my strengths,” he said.

An FHS baseball player, Garrett Callaghan, will attend Ithaca College.

Callaghan said it was basically hard work that got him a college playing berth.

“Early in my high school career I really didn’t think I was going to get this far, but I put in a lot of hard work, especially in my junior year,” he said. “I improved my physical ability and I told myself if I really want to do college sports I’m going to have to work much harder, and that’s what I did.”

Callaghan said he had some Division 1 schools looking at him, but he chose Division 3 Ithaca because “I feel that Ithaca is the best place for me to continue both my athletic and academic career.”

He said he will major in business and sports management, and minor in “something with law.”

Those honored in the ceremony were:


  • Monique Davis-Campbell, Drew University, D3


  • Garrett Callaghan, Ithaca College, D3


  • Dayo Adebo, Wagner, D1
  • Tobe Alade, Lincoln University, D2
  • Marlon Boston, Lincoln University, D2
  • William Miles, Lincoln University, D2
  • Keenan Reid, Lincoln University, D2
  • Deandre Taylor, Utica College, D3
  • Marcus Roberts, Kean University, D3


  • Kimberly Chavkin, Stiny Brook University, D1

Track and Field

  • Naomi Amadi, DeSales University, D3
  • Nasir Cole, Rutgers University/Newark, D3
  • Sierra Epps, Felician University, D1
  • Tyler Howard, Mount St. Mary’s University, D1
  • Chris Jenkins, Wagner University, D1

2017 FHS Signing Day



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