Newark, NJ, February 6, 2014 – Newark Public Schools football star, Sidney Gopre` will sign his Intent Letter to attend and play for the prestigious Rutgers University football team on Thursday, February 6, at 1:30 p.m., at his school, Weequahic High School, 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, in the presence of his teammates, head coach and school administrators.
Sidney, who was named the Star-Ledger State Football Defensive Player of the Year for 2013, will have the opportunity to play football for state university Rutgers, which will become an elite Big Ten Conference team on July 1 this year. The signing will be part of a journey which started when Sidney played football for the first time in fifth grade and soon after started studying taped NFL games for the best moves, a practice that has endured.
“We are very proud that Sidney is one of the elite athletes committing on National Signing Day, the day when high school athletes across the nation sign official documents to attend and play for institutions of higher education” said Weequahic High School Head Coach Brian Logan.
WHO: Student football player Sidney Gopre, Principal Faheem Ellis, Head Football Coach Brian Logan, Vice Principal Elizabeth Aranjo, Weequahic HS Football Team
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Weequahic High School, 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112
(Goldsmith Avenue entrance, proceed to Community Room where the event is taking place)