Weather hampers National Signing Day

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wednesday was the first day high school football players could sign national letters of intent with prospective colleges and universities, and in Kansas City the major story was the weather.

With most high schools cancelling classes because of the recent heavy snowstorm, most signing ceremonies were either canceled or postponed. However, the weather didn't stop the most highly sought after prospect in the Kansas City metro area, Braden Smith of Olathe South, from holding his ceremony live on national television. With TCU, Texas A&M and Auburn as his 3 finalists, the All-State offensive lineman made SEC champion Auburn his school of choice.

Locally, three players from Missouri state champion Blue Springs signed with Kansas State, including two-time Simone Award winner Dalvin Warmack.

Missouri inked two players from Lee's Summit West, including All-State defensive back Logan Cheadle, who's already graduated high school and enrolled at Mizzou for the spring semester. Kansas landed four-star running back Traevohn Wrench from nearby Gardner-Edgerton High School.

Metro breakdown of Division 1 college football signees:

KANSAS
Joe Dineen - DB - Free State
Tre Wrench - RB - Gardner-Edgerton
Apa Visinia - OL - Grandview

K-STATE
Dalvin Warmack - RB - Blue Springs
Kaleb Prewett - DB - Blue Springs
Elijah Lee - LB - Blue Springs
Zach Davidson - QB - Harrisonville
Jeb Frost - OL - St. Joe Central
Dayton Valentine - TE - Baldwin City

MISSOURI
Logan Cheadle - DB - LS West
Kevin Pendleton - OL - LS West
Kendall Blanton - TE - Blue Springs South
Mike Fairchild - OL - Blue Valley North

OTHERS
Braden Smith - OL - Olathe South (Auburn)
Austin Chambers - OL - SM West (BYU)
Monte Harrison - WR - LS West (Nebraska)
Evan Martin - OL - LS West (Navy)
Darrius Shepherd - WR - Blue Springs (North Dakota St.)
Jimmie Swain - LB - Olathe North (Oregon)
Dimonic McKinzy - ATH - Wyandotte (Minnesota)
Freedom Akinmoladun - TE - Grandview (Nebraska)
Scott Schaffner - TE - Ray-Pec (ISU)
Casey McDermott - DE - Ray South (TCU)
Skyler Hulse - LB - Oak Grove (Missouri St.)
Brock Kliewer - DL - Harrisonville (Missouri St.)
Nick Masoner - RB - Excelsior Springs (Missouri St.)
Jason Randall - RB - Leavenworth (Missouri St.)
Jordan Benson - Blue Springs (Colorado St.)
Josh Watson - Blue Springs South (Colorado St.)
Henry McGrew - LB - Blue Valley (Illinois)
Zach DeLeon - TE - Blue Valley (Drake)
Cale McMakin - LB - Blue Valley West (Western Illinois)
Nathan Iloilo - LB - Fort Osage (Illinois State)
Fred Wyatt - DT - Free State (Northwestern)
R'yone Winters - CB - Grandview (Wyoming)
Brock Broughton - RB - Kearney (Western Illinois)
Dale Brown - TE - LS West (Northern Illinois)
Austin Dismond - DB - LS West (Drake)
Jacob Francis - OL - Liberty (North Dakota)
Brinkley Jolly - TE - Liberty North (Wyoming)
Jordan Williams - LB - North KC (Illinois State)
Nick Griffith - WR - Park Hill South (Illinois State)
Tyree Mayfield - TE - St. Joe Central (Wyoming)
Bailey Sutko - DL - Staley (South Dakota)
Aaron Mends - LB - Winnetonka (Iowa)

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