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National signing day: Where Philadelphia-area high school football recruits are expected to go

Quarterbacks Will Howard (Kansas State) and Ricky Ortega (Villanova) are among local athletes set to sign National Letters of Intent with NCAA Division I programs.

Coatesville High's Ricky Ortega is set to sign with Villanova.
Coatesville High's Ricky Ortega is set to sign with Villanova.Read moreYONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Here’s a list of high school football players who are expected to sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period for NCAA Division 1 college scholarships.

Among the headliners are Downingtown West quarterback Will Howard, who’s going to Kansas State, and Woodrow Wilson defensive lineman Fadil Diggs, who’s going to Texas A&M.

Southeastern Pennsylvania

Jamir Barnes Cheltenham (running back): Monmouth

Trey Blair, Haverford (athlete): Temple

Dapree Bryant, Coatesville (wide receiver): Villanova

Kolbe Burrell, St. Joseph’s Prep (running back): Buffalo

Kyle Cichanowsky, West Chester East (running back): Bryant

Malik Griffin, Neumann-Goretti (running back): Elon

Will Howard, Downingtown West (quarterback): Kansas State

Liam Johnson, St. Joseph’s Prep, (linebacker): Princeton

Hans Lillis, Germantown Academy, (tight end): Boston College

Matt Lombardi, St. Joseph’s Prep (offensive lineman): Tulane

Maurcus McDaniel, Episcopal Academy (athlete): Penn

Matt McGeary, St. Joseph’s Prep (offensive lineman): Colgate

Aidan Nash, St. Joseph’s Prep (defensive back): Penn

RJ McNamara, North Penn (linebacker): Delaware

Tyrell Mims, Martin Luther King (defensive back): Villanova

Ricky Ortega, Coatesville (quarterback): Villanova

Sean Pelkisson, Downingtown West (defensive end): Georgia Southern

Lonnie Rice, Bishop McDevitt (athlete): Buffalo

Dillon Trainer, La Salle (linebacker): Delaware

Dylan Walker, Pope John Paul II (tight end): Colorado State

Ke’Shawn Williams, Springside Chestnut Hill (wide receiver): Wake Forest

South Jersey

Tirek Austin-Cave, Camden (linebacker): Miami

Jada Byers, St. Joseph (running back): Sacred Heart

Dyshier Clary, Woodrow Wilson (defensive lineman): Temple

Solomon DeShields, Millville (athlete): Pittsburgh

Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson (defensive lineman): Texas A&M

Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea (defensive back): Lafayette

Malik Harvey, Woodrow Wilson (wide receiver): Northern Illinois

Quinn Hart, Williamstown (defensive back): Sacred Heart

Cam Horsley, Cinnaminson (offensive lineman): Boston College

Josh Johnson, Salem (defensive lineman): Elon

Connor Kennedy, Lenape (defensive back): Lehigh

Aaron Lewis, Williamstown (defensive lineman): Michigan

Chris Long, Willingboro (athlete): Rutgers

Malachi Melton, Cedar Creek (athlete): Rutgers

Muheem McCargo, Woodrow Wilson (linebacker): Temple

RJ Moten, Delran (athlete): Michigan

Alex Odom, Kingsway (athlete): Temple

Tyreem Powell, Vineland (defensive back): Rutgers

Isaiah Raikes, St. Augustine (defensive lineman): Texas A&M

Eric Rogers, Burlington Twp. (defensive back): Northern Illinois

Brad Small, Highland (linebacker): Sacred Heart

Tarheeb Still, Timber Creek (wide receiver): Maryland

Clyde Washington, Lenape (linebacker): Purdue

Jon Wood, Williamstown (defensive back): Sacred Heart

DJ Woodbury, Burlington City (wide receiver): Temple

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