BHS ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT
Athletic standouts on both the Bedford Bearcats football team and volleyball team have finalized their college plans and signed National Letters of Intent to play at Division I schools.
Bearcat defensive end Myles Hilliard has signed to play at Syracuse University. A young senior at 17 years old, Myles stands at 6’6” and weighs 242 pounds. The three-year varsity starter finished the season his senior year as third leading tackler on the team and number one in sacks, with a total of six sacks. He was named First Team Lake Erie League (LEL).
Myles had originally verbally committed to Pittsburgh but changed his mind and decided he’d further his education at Syracuse after visiting the campus and meeting with the coaches. “Myles will fit in into the Syracuse program perfectly,” said Bearcat Head Football Coach Sean Williams. “The academic support that they offer is phenomenal, second to none. Athletically, I feel that he would be able to play anywhere in the country, but this program fits him best. The coaches did a great job recruiting him and understanding what he can give to their program. It’s just a great match.”
Seventeen year-old Marché Johnson was a three-year varsity player for the Bearcat Volleyball Team. She was named LEL Player of the Year her senior season. In both her junior and senior years, she was named First Team LEL, and also Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Bedford. She played for the AVC (Academy Volleyball Cleveland) Junior Olympic Volleyball Team in her junior and senior years. She averaged 15 Kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces per match. "Marché is a coach's dream. She is not only hard working and talented, but is truly dedicated to the game of volleyball,” Bearcat Volleyball Coach Tonia Brennen said. “She is very intelligent and it shows on the court and off. She has been ranked in the top 10 students of her class and continues to excel. Cleveland State is a wonderful fit for her and she will continue to exceed both academically and athletically in the environment of CSU.”