SPORTS: BOSCO CONTINUES TO HAVE STUDENTS SIGN TO COLLEGES DURING WINTER SIGNING SESSION
by Ian Cook
St. John Bosco adds on to an already impressive year of athletes signing as they have four more young men sign their letter of intent during Winter Signing Day.
After a successful 2021-2022 season, St. John Bosco Football continues to send more of their student athletes to four year insitutions. Here are the four Braves that will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at the next level:
Defensive Lineman, Jairus Satele-San Jose State University
Cornerback, Tayvion Beasley, Jackson State University.
Wide Receiver, Chedon James, United States Air Force Academy.
Wide Receiver, Colin Chase, University of St. Thomas.
These four athletes were a part of the winter signing day which was held at eight A.M. in the gym at Bosco.
With many recruiters, press reporters, and scouts continuing to say Satele is overlooked and underrated, Satele was able to accomplish his goals of continuing his career at San Jose State University after recently decommitting from the Naval Academy.
“I know I had a great senior year, and it sucked having no offers and looks. But, I just kept trusting the process and supporting my team and where they all committed too, and now it’s paying off,” said Satele.
In addition, Tayvion Beasely, a three star senior cornerback for the Braves is headed to Jackson Mississippi. To play for football legend Deion Sanders and Jackson State University.
Beasely had many Power Five schools offering him from his sophomore year all the way to his brief junior year. However, his recruiting stalled due to the extra year of eligibility given to the NCAA Student-Athletes after the 2021 collegiate season.
After having a great senior season, the Head Coach of Jackson State, Deion Sanders, reached out to Beasely and continued to build a relationship with him which ultimately led him deciding on Jackson State.
“They weren’t even on my list of offers before my season started but put me on the radar. But, the day before signing day Deion Sanders called me and took his chances on me. So, I’m really excited and just thankful to be where I am at,” said Beasely.
Colin Chase, a two Star wide receiver signed with The University of St. Thomas and was another overlooked athlete similar to Satele. After averaging 32.9 yards per game and three receptions per game, Chase turned the eyes of many scouts and reporters after having to sit out his first five games due to transfer rules in the fall.
“I was honestly nervous and surprised about how I was going to perform this season, especially after missing a lot of the games that were against the best teams in the country. But, I just went out there, and did what I could do and was just fortunate to be a part of Bosco football, and am looking forward to St. Thomas in May,” said Chase.
Last, but certainly not least was wide receiver Chedon James. Chedon in many people’s opinions including his own teammates, coaches, and fans might be the most “underrated player”, they have ever seen.
Chedon averaged a head turning 68.5 receiving yards per game, and had nine total touchdowns this season. The five foot nine inch senior wide receiver was able to prove many scouts wrong that doubted him because of his size.
“I think I am one of the better wide receivers in the state. But, at the end of the day I just put the recruiting in God’s hands so that I can make the best decision for myself and I think this was the best route for me and my family,” said James.
Chedon is headed to Colorado Springs to play for Troy Calhoun and the Air Force Falcons.
With many St. John Bosco student athletes still uncommitted in a variety of sports, many of them will continue to trust the process and will soon find a place to continue their academic and athletic careers for another four years.