Two Canisius football players are taking their talents to the next level, opting to take advantage of the early signing period.
Running back Kenyatta Huston and wide receiver Paul Woods both signed their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon in front of family and friends.
Huston is headed to Central Connecticut State after verbally committing to the Blue Devils about a month ago. He's just the latest Crusaders running back to earn a scholarship.
"They showed a lot of love to me," Huston said about Central Connecticut State. "It was the only school to give me an offer. They like me and I like them."
This season Huston ran for 1,035 yards, averaging more than 12 yards per carry. He's known for his speed on the field, clocking a 4.3 40-time. Huston is a First Team All-Catholic selection despite playing just four games due to injuries.
"It feels amazing," Huston said. "I never thought I would be here. It's like a dream, it feels crazy."
Woods is headed to Rutgers after verbally committing to the Scarlet Knights back in July.
"Growing up I always wanted to play against the highest competition," Woods said. "I never backed down against competition and it's something that I'm made of."
Woods is a First Team All-Catholic and All-Western New York selection and was a major factor in the Crusaders' Championship season in 2016 where he caught nine passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He also played defensive back this season.
"Everything comes to reality that you're about to play in the Big Ten and everything just hits you," Woods said on signing. "It's an excellent feeling."
Woods also held offers from schools that included Army, UB, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest.
You can watch both interviews above this article.