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Nine Sickles players sign letters of intent

Posted Apr 26, 2012 by Bill Ward

Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 07:10 PM

Sickles’ football team had its biggest signing class in school history Thursday, with a total of nine Gryphons signing letters of intent to attend school and play the game at the next level.

Taking part in Thursday’s signing ceremony were offensive lineman Sean Smith, who is headed to Florida Tech, kicker Andres Vasquez, who will play for Western Michigan, defensive tackle Jorge Soba, who will attend Moorhead State, strong safety Jordan Robinson and offensive lineman Rico Majera, who signed with Jacksonville University, defensive back Adrian Lopez, who signed with Heidelberg University in Ohio, offensive lineman Michael Santana, who is going to Wittenberg University in Ohio, and linebacker Carlos Gamba and Antwan McClous, who will play for the club football squad Gattaca in Trenton, N.J.

Gattaca players players attend nearby Mercer County Community College and must carry certain grade and course loads to remain eligible to compete.

Robinson is a 5-foot-11, 186 pound strong safety/linebacker and Najera is a 6-4, 240 offensive tackle. At JU, they will play in the Pioneer Football League, which has schools as far away as California and New York. Robinson was one of the team’s top tacklers last season with 64. He also recorded two sacks and two interceptions.

Vasquez (6-1, 170) was one of Hillsborough County’s top place kickers and punters last season. He’s made a commitment to Western Michigan. Soba (6-1, 275), who had three sacks and 34 tackles last fall.

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