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Three athletes sign to play college football



From left, Tre'von Riggins, Marques Alexander, Coach Cory Moore and
Gregory "Duece" Spann hold up L's in the Lakewood High School
auditorium after National Early Signing Day on Wednesday (Dec. 18).


Three Lakewood football players signed Wednesday to play Division I college football on what is referred to as Early National Signing Day.

Quarterback Gregory “Deuce” Spann and defensive end Tre’von Riggins received full scholarships to the University of Illinois, and defensive end Marques Alexander got a full scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut.

Coaches, teachers, administrators, students and family members attended the event in the Lakewood auditorium.

“I told my dad before he passed away that this day was going to come, and it’s finally here,” Riggins said.

  • By SNN Staff Writer TAVEON WHEELER


From left, senior Tre'von Riggins, coach Tim Jackson and senior
Marques Alexander hold up L signs at the signing ceremony on
Wednesday (Dec. 18). (Photo by TAVEON WHEELER | SNN)