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Gorman players find college football homes on weekend trips

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Bishop Gorman cornerback Dylan Weldon intercepts a pass intended for Booker T. Washington High of Miami wide receiver Deltron Hopkins during their game Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Bishop Gorman. No. 1-ranked Washington won the game 28-12.

Updated Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 | 11:41 a.m.

Senior DL Zack Singer

Zack Singer, Gorman senior defensive lineman, introduces himself, and talks about the upcoming year.

Two Bishop Gorman High football players gave verbal commitments to college programs today after weekend official visits.

Two-way lineman Zack Singer picked Kent State, and defensive back Dylan Weldon is heading to Columbia.

"The thing that stood out for me (with Kent State) was the community and statewide support. It was unreal," Singer said. "Not only that, people around the country really support Kent State."

The 6-foot-2, 285 pound Singer was a first-team All-Southwest selection on both sides of the ball for Gorman, helping the Gaels win their fifth straight state championship. He was recruited to play defensive tackle in college, committing to Kent State over Sacramento State, Idaho State, Southern Utah and Weber State. He finished with 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks this fall — his fourth varsity season.

"I'm definitely relieved. I know where I'll be playing next season and happy with my decision," Singer said.

On a team of elite athletes, the 5-foot-9, 170 pound Weldon might be the fastest. He finished with a team-best six interceptions and chose Columbia over Georgetown and Sacramento State. The education at Columbia, an Ivy League school, speaks for itself.

"First of all, it's in the middle of New York City, right downtown. It doesn't get any better than that," Weldon said.

Also over the weekend, Gorman offensive lineman Tryson Mook committed to Colorado Mesa University, a Division II school in Grand Junction, Colo. The 6-foot-4, 300 pound Mook started last season for Gorman, helping the Gaels rush for 4,100 yards and 66 touchdowns.

Verbal commitments are nonbinding. National signing day is Feb. 5.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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