February 5, 2017

Melifonwu and McCubrey: Two football futures kick off with no-nonsense announcements

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Courtesy Ifeatu Melifonwu, Twitter

Iffy Melifonwu and Cole McCubrey were imposing presences on the high school gridiron. And now they're both headed to the next level.

All across the country last Wednesday, National Signing Day, media members packed into high school gymnasiums, libraries and cafeterias to catch a glimpse of the nation’s most highly touted college football prospects making their commitments official.

It has become a day of de-commitments — with players pretending to put on one school’s hat before wearing another to signify their choice, and all other sorts of unnecessary drama.

Here in central Worcester County, we had a pair of Division I football commits, and neither of them provided much drama, though they certainly could have.

Grafton’s Ifeatu Melifonwu, a star running back and defensive back who rushed for nearly 1,900 yards and led the Indians to the Division 3 state championship game at Gillette Stadium in December, became a wanted man toward the end of the recruiting process.

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