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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