BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With just 15 high school games under his belt, Maryvale's Kevin Jobity Jr. is headed to play Division-I football with a Power 5 program. Jobity Jr. signed with Syracuse on Wednesday during National Signing Day, becoming the school's first known DI Power 5 football signee.
"It's so exciting. I never expected this," Jobity said. "I always worked hard but I didn't think I would go this big and it means a lot to be accepted into this program and have this opportunity."
Here at Maryvale where @JobityKevin is headed to Syracuse to play football. According to the school, he’s the school’s first known DI Power 5 football signee.— Jenna Callari (@jennacallari) February 2, 2022
Oh, and his football career began as a JUNIOR. Talk about making an impression in a short period of time 👀 pic.twitter.com/Mtpf0dQABk
Jobity Jr. was a soccer player for the majority of his life, but gave football a shot at the start of his junior season. He will be playing defensive end with the Orange, the same position he played with the Flyers.
Below are other athletes around the WNY who made their college plans official.
Cole Pearlman - Edinboro football
Scott Raymond - Saint Francis football
*photo courtesy: Clarence Football
Matt Lotter - Cortland State football
Tori Spacc - Siena swimming
Nick Whitfield Jr. - Saint Francis University
*courtesy: Fredonia Athletics
Kevin Jobity Jr. - Syracuse football
Emma Peters - Hilbert volleyball
Sonya Strong - Buffalo State swimming
McKenna Rice - Hilbert volleyball
Michaela Rice - Hilbert volleyball
*photo courtesy: North Collins