Football Players Sign With Colleges


Rachel Walker

On National Signing Day for high school sports, seven Southfield High School seniors signed letters of intent to play college football. They are (from left) Delan Wynn (Tiffin University), Jordan Davison (University of Pittsburgh), Tremaine Cole (Culver-Stockton College), Adrian Springer (University of Mount Union), Joshua Pickens (Culver-Stockton College), and Matt Falcon (Western Michigan University). Tim Brown, Jr. also signed with Siena Heights University but was not present at school on Signing Day.

Seven Southfield High football players signed letters of intent today to play at the college level.

  • Running back Matthew Falcon, who earlier this year decommitted from the University of Michigan, signed with Western Michigan University.
  • Cornerback Jordan Davison will be a preferred walk-on for the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Joshua Pickens signed with Culver-Stockton College, a private liberal arts college in Canton, Missouri.
  • Tremaine Cole signed with to Culver-Stockton, alongside teammate Pickens.
  • Delan Wynn committed to Tiffin University, in Tiffin, Ohio.
  • Adrian Springer signed with University of  Mount Union, in Alliance, Ohio.
  • Timothy Brown, Jr.,  who did not attend his high school signing day event, signed with Siena Heights University,  a private Catholic university in Adrian, Mich. Brown went to the university campus to sign his paperwork.

Falcon, who tore his ACL this past football season and underwent  knee surgery, said he picked Western because “I felt comfortable with the coaching staff, I felt at home, I felt I could showcase my talents well in Kalamazoo.

His mother, during the signing day event, said, “It’s been a journey up to this point. It’s unbelievable that this day has actually come.  We’ve been feeling jitters, happy, a little bit sad, sad that it’s coming to an end.”

Pickens said the recruiting process was grueling. “I’m happy, glad that it’s over,” said Pickens. “The recruiting process is long and stressful; it’s ridiculous.” He said he offers Culver-Stockton’s football team “speed, hands, yeah they need receivers, bad!”

Pickens’ mother, during the signing event, said, “I’m very proud of Joshua and his team. I just couldn’t ask for a better outcome. ” She said she wants her son “to go to college and do what he is supposed to, which is to make education his first priority, take care of what he needs to do on the field so we can continue to get that scholarship money, to get a degree and be a well-rounded, productive adult.”

Football players Robert McFarlin and Tyrone White said they have not yet decided where to play football next year. They both said they need to visit the colleges that have contacted them and hope to make a decision before March.

Southfield High School’s signing day ceremony took place in Southfield High’s library, in front of an audience of parents, coaches, administrators and classmates.