High school football players sign letters of intent with top universities

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area’s fertile recruiting turf was once again well represented on National Signing Day for high school football players.

As expected, Staley QB Trent Hosick signed a letter of intent with Missouri on Wednesday morning. Rockhurst standouts Zach Hannon and Jordan Willis also signed letters of intent. Hannon will attend Nebraska, with Willis inking with Kansas State.

The University of Kansas is expecting letters of intent from two local quarterbacks: Montell Cozart of Bishop Miege and Jordan Darling of Shawnee Mission East.

Missouri is also expecting early afternoon letters of intent from Blue Valley athlete Clay Rhodes and Hogan Prep RB Anthony Sherrils. Nationally, Rivals.com ranks the SEC as the top conference on national signing day. The SEC has six of the top 10 recruiting classes, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Florida, No. 5 LSU and No. 8 Mississippi as of 11 a.m. Central Time.

Oklahoma has the top ranked class in the Big 12, coming in at No. 15. Texas has the 23rd nationally ranked recruiting class, and second in the Big 12. Kansas was ranked 45th nationally, Missouri 49th, and Kansas State 61st.

FOX 4 Sports will have complete recruiting coverage tonight on FOX 4 News at 6, 9 and 10 p.m.

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