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'It's completely first class': Greater Miami Conference celebrates its 24th annual college signing day

40 student-athletes have signed to play college football from the GMC
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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 31, 2023

SHARONVILLE, Ohio — Sycamore High School football coach Scott Dattilo can't say about being a part of the Greater Miami Conference college signing day every year.

There were 40 seniors overall from 10 schools in the GMC who have signed national letters of intent to play college football since the NCAA's early signing period in December. Wednesday marked the start of the traditional February signing period as the conference organized a ceremony at the Delta Marriott in Sharonville.

"It's completely first class," Dattilo said. "And it's so unique to our league. I'm so excited to be a part of it. It's just a unique experience for the kids. It's a big day for the families and parents. I'm so glad our league puts the time in to making this happen."

This year's ceremony, presented by Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, featured several student-athletes along with families, friends, coaches and school administrators in attendance.

The WCPO High School Insider Podcast, presented by the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A restaurants, hosted a special live episode before the ceremony with all 10 head coaches. The conversation centered on this year's seniors with an eye toward the 2023 season starting in August.

"I tell people all the time obviously it's the best public school conference in the state," Oak Hills coach Justin Roden said of the GMC. "And one of the best states in high school football in the United States."

This episode previews the upcoming season and delves into a conversation about two Super Bowl 57 participants with local connections including Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Josiah Scott, a 2017 Fairfield graduate, and Kansas City Chiefs rookie safety Bryan Cook, a 2017 Mount Healthy graduate who was coached by Hamilton's Arvie Crouch.

Scott is the second Fairfield graduate in as many years to be in the Super Bowl after Bengals offensive lineman Jackson Carman was in the big game last season.

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The Greater Miami Conference hosted dozens of student-athletes during its 24th annual national signing day ceremony at the Delta Marriott in Sharonville.

"Josiah is an awesome young man," Fairfield coach Jason Krause said. "He's done a great job. He got a lot of playing time this year. He's been a huge part of what they're doing so super proud of him."

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