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Friday, January 29, 2010

Five from Cheshire Academy to sign Wednesday

Five members of the Cheshire Academy football team will sign National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day on Wed. Feb. 3.

They include:
Travis Hurd, a 5-foot-8, 185 pound running back and a Branford resident.
He is a two-year starter who has rushed for over 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.

Morgan Donohue, a 6-6, 220 pound tight end and a Madison resident.
an outstanding scholar and a two-year starter. Will play center.

Also, Ian Wiggins (6-4, 280), an offensive lineman from Terryville. Will attend Tulane.
Sean Sylvia (6-1, 210), a strong safety from Dartmouth, Mass. Will attend Boston College.
Dominic Appiah (6-5, 260), a defensive end from Somerset, N.J. Will attend Boston College.

Other athletes expected to sign on Wednesday include:
Rob Bowman (Notre Dame-West Haven) New Hampshire
Will Tye (Xavier, Sailsbury) Florida St.
Byron Jones (St. Paul) UConn
Tebucky Jones, Jr. (New Britain) UConn
Khairi Fortt (Stamford) Penn. St.
Tyler Murphy (Wethersfield) Florida
Joe Ghergurovich (Glastonbury) Columbia
Brett Biestek (Sheehan) Fordham
Taylor Fuller (Bunnell) Central Conn. St.
Silas Redd (KLHT) Penn. St.
Kevin Pierre-Louis (KLHT) Boston College

Coaches: If you're athlete will sign a letter of intent, please post it as a comment to this blog or e-mail me at

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Murphy headed to Florida

Wethersfield quarterback Tyler Murphy, a Register All-State selection this past season, recently gave Florida an oral commitment to play football for the Gators in the fall.

Murphy, who made the Register All-State team as a utility player, gave an oral commitment to Temple earlier this month, but couldn't pass up an offer from Florida, one of the nation's top college programs.

"When they called," Murphy said, "I knew it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up."

In 2009, Murphy passed for 1, 124 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,213 yards and 15 scores. He also scored three times on punt returns, twice on kickoff returns and returned a blocked field goal attempt for another touchdown. He totaled 2,949 yards and 30 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-11, 170 pound Murphy visited Florida this past weekend.

"I got a call two weeks ago (from the coaching staff)," Murphy said. "They told me they were interested in me as a quarterback. We talked for a bit, I went down there and visited and they offered."

Former New London standout Jordan Reed, a quarterback who redshirted as a freshman, is also on the Gators' roster.


Attention Coaches: Signing Day

If your athlete is signing a National Letter of Intent on Wed. Feb. 3, please e-mail me at or post it as a comment to this blog.