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Recruits finalize decisions

Three Rock Bridge players are headed to Division I-A programs.
Friday, February 9, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:40 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nine Rock Bridge football players and one Hickman player signed college letters of intent Wednesday.

The jewels of the Rock Bridge program, four-star recruits Aron White and Logan Gray, both signed with the University of Georgia to anchor Georgia’s impressive recruiting class, ranked No. 8 in the country by Rivals.com. White is an athletic 6-foot-4, 213-pound tight end, who is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Missouri and 38th in the country according to the Web site. Gray is a hybrid running and throwing quarterback, whose speed and decision making are his primary strengths. Gray will play with Bulldogs sophomore starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, a former five-star recruit. Gray is the fourth best recruit in Missouri and the 12th best quarterback in the country, according to Rivals.com.

Running back Scott Concannon, who signed with Northwestern, was the only other Bruins player to sign with a BCS conference school. Concannon led Rock Bridge in rushing with 990 yards and 12 touchdowns. Concannon is the 29th best prospect in Missouri, according to Rivals.com.

Missouri schools picked up four of Rock Bridge’s key defensive players. Linebacker John Wacker, who led the team in tackles with 38, is headed to Missouri State. Inside linebacker Andrew Adams, who was second on the team in tackles with 29, is headed to Southeast Missouri State. Defensive tackle Clay Minchew, who led the team in sacks with 3 1/2, is headed to Missouri Western State along with outside linebacker Will Wesbury.

Bruins cornerback/wide receiver Mukai Matsiga signed with Southeast Missouri State, and guard/defensive tackle Jason Reddy signed with Missouri Southern State University.

Rock Bridge leading receiver Brandon Gerau did not sign. Gerau led the Bruins with 310 receiving yards and was second on the team in total points with 53. Gerau scored four touchdowns as a receiver and doubled as the Bruin’s place-kicker, scoring 20 extra points and three field goals. Gerau, who is also a star of the baseball team, is waiting for the end of the baseball season to make a decision about college, Rock Bridge athletic director Steve Levingston said.

Hickman also sent a player to Missouri Western State. Offensive tackle John Koonce will join Minchew and Wesbury in St. Joseph. Koonce (6-5, 285) has great size at his position.


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