Bosco Signing Day (2018)
by Julian Boyd
On February 7, 2018, seven athletes from St. John Bosco high school were able to celebrate signing their National Letters of Intent to play sports collegiately. Kevin Coblentz (University of Nevada, Reno), Sal Spina (Stanford University), Cole Aubrey (Montana), Demetrious Flowers (Arizona State University), Kedron Williams (Washington State University), Stephan Blaylock (University of California Los Angeles), and Eli Deroon (Air Force Academy) are among those 7 athletes.
Six out of those 7 athletes listed trusted the process the whole way through, staying at Bosco through every circumstance. A lot of these players didn’t earn much playing time at all until their sophomore and junior years.
Senior linebacker Kedron Williams expressed gratitude to Bosco for helping prepare him for the next level.
“I was able to look up to a lot of older [Division 1] guys at my position as a younger guy and I was able to learn from their game and put pieces into mine. Also, the nationally staged games helped me preform on a high level and get looked at,” Williams said.
Williams has not only done a lot for the Bosco football team, but the entire Bosco Community. He recently received the Brave of the Year award at the annual football banquet, expressing his true value of citizenship as a Bosco Brave.
Demetrious Flowers is a senior running back who has been on the Varsity Team for 4 years. Although he did not get his first start until his senior year, he trusted the process and knew that his coaches and his hard work with every opportunity given would earn him college offers.
“Bosco really helped me with my strength. I think Coach Johnson really helped me physically and mentally and put me ahead of a lot of guys going into college. I’m excited to meet new people, live on my own, and just get the overall college experience.” Flowers said.
Stephan Blaylock – who will be attending UCLA – is also a 4 year Bosco football player. He excels in the classroom and on the field. This explains why Blaylock will be attending one of the most prestigious academic schools in the country.
Blaylock explained how excited he is for his future while also expressing gratitude towards St. John Bosco, particularly the football coaching staff.
“I think I’ll do fine academically [at UCLA] because there is a lot of Bosco alum at UCLA doing very well. I can’t really say only one person helped me. I was helped by every coach at Bosco, from the Offensive Coordinator to the Defensive Line Coach. I am very thankful for every coach and teammate.” Blaylock said.
These special athletes have been at Bosco and enjoyed all 4 years of being a Brave. They are all very blessed to leave campus as collegiate student athletes. They will continue their college careers and their entire futures as Brave Men.