By Erik Harris
With National Signing Day less than a month away, college football programs are casting offers at a higher rate in hopes of filling their upcoming classes with the best available. Some of the bachelors residing in the Trussville Tribune coverage area have been on the receiving end of those invitations.
Hewitt-Trussville’s Noah Igbinoghene, a 2017 prospect, has grown more and more popular over the past week. The two-sport standout has garnered offers from Yale and Wake Forest to up his total to seven future college options.
Down the road at Clay-Chalkville, things haven’t been any quieter. Another 2017 prospect, 6-foot-4 wideout Nico Collins, has pulled down an offer from longtime Georgia head coach and newly-appointed Miami head man Mark Richt.
Meanwhile, Cougar senior offensive lineman Cole Garrison has claimed his 11th offer from Appalachian State. He recently competed in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic where he got experience practicing against the likes of Quinnen Williams, who is a defensive end prospect headed to Alabama.
Joining him on Team Alabama was Clay-Chalkville quarterback Ty Pigrome, a recent recipient of a Virginia Tech offer. The departing senior spent the last two seasons dazzling Friday-night crowds with his rare escapability and big arm. Pigrome could end up under center, split out wide or anywhere in between at the next level.
2016 National Signing Day is on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Erik Harris is the Sports Editor for the Trussville Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @jeharris2 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.