The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 9, 2013

Area players sign letters of intent to play college football


Several other local football standouts also made their college choices official on Wednesday, National Letter of Intent day for the NCAA.

Mount Carmel tight end/defensive tackle Eric Joraskie made his commitment to Northwestern official. Joraskie was a first-team Daily Item selection at defensive tackle. He had 71 tackles, including 21 tackles for a loss and five sacks.

His teammate Tyler Kwiatkowski is headed to Columbia University.

Lewisburg offensive lineman Kyle Santorine will continue his career at Dickinson. Santorine was a four-year starter on the offensive line for a Green Dragons' squad that has had an unprecedented run of success at the Union County school.

Two Shamokin players have also made decisions. Linebackers Andrew Hasuga and Mike Yucha are headed to play for former Mount Carmel and Bloomsburg University standout Frank Sheptock at Wilkes University.

Mifflinburg offensive tackle Dylan Yost is headed to Lebanon Valley College.

Central Columbia's Eric McCracken, a linebacker, is staying close to home and will play for Danny Hale and the Bloomsburg University Huskies.

Several other players are still considering their choices.

Mifflinburg's Michael Wiand, who missed all year with an injury, is looking to walk-on at Penn Sate or playing in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for either Bloomsburg or Millersville.

Mifflinburg center Anthony Caruso and quarterback Kyle Failor are considering Lebanon Valley College or Juniata College. Failor ran for 703 yards and six touchdowns, threw for 338 yards and two scores, while also catching two touchdown passes.

Wildcat's defensive tackle Trevor Bowman is considering Kutztown.

Two Bloomsburg High players are also looking to continue their career. John Klingerman, who led the area with 59 catches, 863 yards and 13 touchdowns, is considering walking-on at Penn State or playing in the Mid-American Conference for Bowling Green.

Two-way lineman Kevin Gross will choose between Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg or Susquehanna University.

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