Jaleel Johnson Signs Merrimack’s Letter of Intent
Wednesday, February 6, was National Letter of Intent signing day and Jaleel Johnson of Dedham committed to the Merrimack Football Program.
Johnson joined 10 of his BC High football teammates who are going on to play football at the college level for a ceremony in the school library held for the families and friends of the Eagles’ athletes.
On a day that marks a milestone for many families across the nation, Coach Joe Gaff’s scholar-athletes stressed the notion that Wednesday was but a transitional day. “In looking for colleges,” they said,” we all did the same thing. We’re all setting ourselves up for life outside of football.
“Football’s going to end sometime, whether that’s two years, four years from now, or even if we’re lucky enough to make it to the NFL,it’s going to happen sometime. We need that education for when it does end. That’s what all of us have found.”
PHOTO: L to R Coach Joe Gaff, Jaleel Johnson Merrimack, Jack McDonald Virginia, Brandon Owens Bryant, Mark McGuire Holy Cross, Luke Catarius Princeton, Lincoln Collins Villanova, Michael Roberts Colby, Skyler Evans Mass Maritime Academy, Pat O’Hearne John Carroll, Timothy Johnson Sacred Heart, Jackson Bockhorst Tufts.
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more http://www.bchigh.edu