In this jam-packed Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with ESPN's Hannah Storm, who is serving as the emcee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards (00:21). Indians General Manager MIke Chernoff talked about the Tribe's offseason with the guys (29:09), Coach Dru Joyce II spoke on the matchup between St. Vincent St. Mary and Hoban (45:02), and Jake Parsons talks becoming the new head football coach at Copley(1:00:39).
All this in addition to catching up with local football players who will be continuing their careers at the college level:
Tre Tucker (13:36), Gavin Krska (17:03), Zach Rankin (22:48), Tyris Dickerson (51:17), and Xavier Grey(1:07:45).
Conor Head of Toledo spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his commitment to play at the University of Toledo.
Treon Sibley, one of Coventry's main offensive weapons on the gridiron has committed to play his college football at the University of Akron
Sibley talked about that decision with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day.
"They (The Akron Staff) told me they needed someone with speed and that I had a chance to be a hometown hero," he explained.
Massillon Washington offensive lineman Thayer Munford spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State University in the fall of 2017.
Adam Mehelic of Hudson joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to the RedHawks of Miami (OH).
Canton McKinley Bulldog Kadeem Trotter joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about signing with Syracuse for National Signing Day to play his college football for the Orange in 2017.
Copley High School's Weston Bridges spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to Michigan State University during the special National Signing Day edition of the show.
Bridges said he was sold on Michigan State from the jump, saying he appreciated the tradition at running back, a position he plays.
Griffin Baumoel of Canton Central Catholic talked with Sam and Brad about his commitment to serve his country and play football for the United States Naval Academy.
Griffin was part of the team that won the State Championship for the Crusaders this year in Division V.
National signing day is here and various players from the area made their commitment to play college football and continue their education.
D'Amonte King of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday about his commitment to the University of Toledo.
Donte Taylor Jr, also of St. Vincent-St Mary joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to Miami (OH).
Taylor converted from quarterback to cornerback during his time at STVM. He will play in the defensive backfield for the RedHawks in 2017.
With National Signing Day, many football players will be continuing their careers in college and heading down the path that they set out for themselves with many family and friends supporting them along the way.
One of those players is Markus Hurd from STVM, who is committed to play his college football at the University of Dayton.
"Dayton is a great school, they won their league, and they have great academics, so you get the best of both worlds," he said.
Another athlete looking to make an impact on the football field is Louisville senior Phillip Thomas, who plans to walk on to the Ohio State football team as a long snapper for coach Urban Meyer.
Thomas says he enjoys football and the tradition of Ohio State football.
"I started snapping in 8th grade," Thomas said. "There's no specific weight or height to be a snapper, they just want you to be able to move athletically and make a tackle."
Archbishop Hoban's Jonah Morris is looking to make an impact at Indiana University in the Big 10 coming off his state title appearance with the Knights.
"I just wanted to make the move that's best for me and my family, and get to my ultimate goal, which is the NFL," he said.
For National Signing Day, many area high school football players will be signing their name to play for the school of their choice and continue their academic and athletic careers.
One of the athletes that joined the Sam Bourquin Show is Jatairis Grant from Garfield High School, who is committed to go play his college football at Iowa State.
Grant said he's excited to continue his career in Ames.
"Coach (Matt) Campbell brought me along, because he thinks I can help them change it around," Jatairis said. He also thinks the atmosphere at Iowa State will be good as well because of their passionate fan base.
"They love sports down there and I'm a sports guy, so that works well for the both of us."
Another young man from the Akron City Series committed to go play college football is Derrick Harvey, Jr from Buchtel High School, who will be going to Savannah State.
"They (Savannah State) looked at my film, like what they saw, and I liked what they are doing with their program down there," Harvey said. "They made it feel like home."
Derrick said one of this favorite memories playing with the Griffins was getting a chance to start as a sophomore with his friends he grew up playing football with.
"It was fun playing with my brothers, working towards the same goal," he said.
One of the players in the Suburban League who will be playing in the Big 10 is Terek Zingale, the big offensive lineman from Nordonia, who will play for the University of Maryland.
Zingale said he liked the Maryland campus for its nice campus layout and the academic aspect of it as well.
"It was an all-around nice school, and I really liked it.
With National Signing Day just a short time away, Urban Meyer is pulling in another impressive haul down in Columbus.
Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about the 25-man class who will be gracing the field down in the Horseshoe for the future.
"Signing Day is the day people can make things officially official, but some kids have already signed their national letters of intent," Shoemaker said.
"The only player Ohio State might be waiting on tomorrow will be Malik Harrison, who is from the Columbus area, but he's pretty much a done deal as far as going to OSU," he said.
You can catch all of the Ohio State National Signing Day coverage on 1590 WAKR.