By Aaron Allen
The Seattle Medium
Last Weds., three of the areas top athletes from Garfield High School announced their decisions on where to play college football and represent Seattle on the gridiron at each of their respective schools.
The Bulldogs’ Mekhi Metcalf, Tre’Shaun Harrison and Jonathyn Jordan ceremoniously signed their letters of intent to attend the colleges of their choice on football scholarships.
“I think this is a great moment, a great opportunity, this is huge for Tre, Mycial, Jonathyn, but also huge for Washington football,” said Joey Thomas, Head Coach of Garfield football.
Metcalf announced that he will be attending Montana State University. At 6”4”, Metcalf is a tall, agile and powerful receiver, whose versatility provides matchup problems for his opponents.
“It’s a great day for Mekhi and our family and being a part of this and I know that big things are coming for him,” said his father and former NFL star Eric Metcalf. “A lot of people didn’t recognize him as the player that he will become because he’s a youngster, but at the same time I know moving forward that he has good genes and again big things will come and Montana State will be proud of him.”
Jordan, a 6’3” linebacker and receiver, announced that he will join Metcalf at Montana State and hopes to contribute to changing the culture out there. Jordan, who runs a 4.5 forty, possesses a great deal of versatility on offense and defense due to his combination of size and speed.
“This is awesome, to sign and have my dreams come true is really amazing and to have this happening before my eyes,” said Jordan.
“I’m really stunned by this experience, I’ve been dreaming of this since I was six years old. Wanting to play for a college, being ready, this is a beautiful thing to me,” added Jordan.
Harrison, who was the Metro 3A Player of the Year, announced that he will play for Florida State University. With cheerleaders, pom poms, the Florida State fight song in the background and his mom wearing a Florida State T-shirt, the letter of intent ceremony came to a close as Harrison signed his letter.
“I chose Florida State because of the family atmosphere,” said Harrison. “I loved the weather and I believe I will be a good fit in their system and I felt like they would develop me down there.”
According to Thomas, all three of these young men throughout their high school careers have worked and proven their skills in both the classroom and the gridiron and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication.