Football players sign with four-year universities

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As the football season came to an end, many Delta College players caught the attention of four-year universities throughout the country.

“We have always done well with moving players on to four-year universities. There has been a recent spike in the number of Division I scholarships, these stats tend to ebb and flow,” said Doug Murray, assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator.

Out of the eleven players transferring from Delta next season, one stands out the most.

All American #91 Josh Banks accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Washington in Seattle.

This is a huge step for banks’ considering university of Washington is in the Pac-12, considered  a powerful conference in Division I football.

It is a college athletic conference that operates in the Western United States.

Schools within the Pac-12 have won more NCAA National Team Championships than any other conference in history.

Banks played defensive tackle and led the Mustangs in tackles for a loss and sacks during the most recent season.

“I am glad I came to Delta, playing here has increased my college football intelligence ultimately preparing me for this huge transition,” Banks said.

Banks is a local, who played for St. Mary’s High School. He led the Rams to the CIF San Joaquin Section Division I championship where the team beat Pleasant Grove 36-14, according to the University of Washington’s sports department.

Other big names that are transferring are starting Quarterback Sam Hutsell who led the Mustangs in passing with 2,284 yards last season. Hutsell will be transferring to University of Nebraska – Kearney.

Linebacker Nick Largent who led the team with 106 tackles last season. He will be transferring to Dixie State University.

MOVING ON, MOVING UP

Josh Banks, University of Washington; Depray Celestine, University of Mary; Daniel Colli, Kansas Wesleyan University; Gary Gellerman, University of Mary; Sam Hutsell, University of Nebraska – Kearney; Jason Johnstad, Kansas Wesleyan University; Nick Largent, Dixie State University; Louis Maldinado, University of Mary; Damion McMiller, Texas State University; Mason Russell, University of Texas – San Antonio; Kevin Speer, Dixie State University