December 09, 2023


2023 NCAA Football Signing Day: CCL/ESCC athletes who signed with colleges Wednesday

Lincoln-Way East's Cade Serauskis, left, gets tackled by Loyola Academy's Johnny McGuire during the Class 8A football state title game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

Here is a list of CCL/ESCC football players who have committed to colleges at various levels and can sign their letters of intent starting on Wednesday. That is the first day of the regular signing period for NCAA football scholarship schools (Divisions I and II). There are athletes attending other levels on this list as well.

Brother Rice

  • Jonah Bossette, offensive lineman — St. Ambrose (NAIA)
  • Sidney Green, fullback — Winona State (D-II)
  • Marty O’Keeffe, wide receiver — Valparaiso (D-I FCS)
  • Emmanuel Richardson, defensive back — Kalamazoo College (D-III)
  • Frank Williams, offensive lineman — Loras College (D-III)


  • Hunter Del Re, tight end — Michigan Tech (D-II)


  • Mirko Jaksic, defensive lineman — Dayton (D-I FCS)

Joliet Catholic

  • Nathan Ahoyt, tight end — University of Indianapolis (D-II)
  • William Burke III, defensive lineman — St. Norbert College (D-III)
  • Grayson Frangella, offensive lineman — McKendree (D-II)

Loyola Academy

  • Declan Forde, wide receiver — Colorado School of Mines (D-II)
  • William Emerson, offensive lineman — Trinity College, Connecticut (D-III)
  • Michael Kostantonov, offensive lineman — Missouri (D-I)
  • Johnny McGuire, defensive back — Northwestern (D-I)
  • Panayiotis Mihalopoulos, offensive lineman — Eastern Illinois (D-I FCS)
  • Brady Moffitt, offensive lineman — Denison (D-III)
  • Claude Strnad, long snapper — Illinois State (D-I FCS)

Marian Catholic

  • Kyle Thomas, quarterback — Northern Illinois (D-I)


  • Jamel Howard Jr., defensive lineman — Wisconsin (D-I)
  • Ben Meeham, offensive lineman — Dayton(D-I FCS)

Marmion Academy

  • Ryan Prell, quarterback — Augustana College (D-III)
  • Zach Weiersheuser, offensive lineman — University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (D-III)
  • Zach Zink, offensive lineman — St. Norbert College (D-III)


  • Jonathan Goff, linebacker — North Central College (D-III)
  • Caden Phengkeokaisone, linebacker — Lake Forest College (D-III)
  • Evan Raczkowski, defensive back — Lake Forest College (D-III)
  • Michael Wind, defensive lineman — University of Wisconsin, Platteville (D-III)

Mount Carmel

  • Damarion Arrington, linebacker — Findlay (D-II)
  • Laquan Battle, defensive lineman — Upper Iowa (D-II)
  • Denny Furlong, wide receiver — Findlay (D-II)
  • Jermaine Hampton, defensive back — Augustana University (D-II)
  • Nick Naujkas, linebacker — Western Illinois (D-I FCS)
  • Danny Novickas, linebacker — Ohio (D-I)
  • Sam Singleton, offensive lineman — Quincy (D-II)

Nazareth Academy

  • William Beargie, defensive lineman — Princeton (D-I FCS)

St. Francis

  • Joey Ayala, defensive lineman — Central Missouri (D-II)
  • Amari Head, running back — North Dakota (D-I FCS)
  • Brady Piper, running back — St. Ambrose (NAIA)
  • Tyler Wood, lineman — Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA)

St. Ignatius

  • John Kemp, defensive back — Yale (D-I FCS)
  • Sam Opawuyi, linebacker — Middlebury (D-III)
  • Vinny Rugai, running back — Fordham (D-I FCS)

St. Laurence

  • Danny Fitzpatrick, quarterback — North Central College (D-III)

St. Patrick

  • Patrick Briskey, offensive lineman — DePauw (D-III)
  • Mikey Brosnan, wide receiver — Augustana College (D-III)
  • Tyler Lemke, wide receiver — University of Wisconsin, Stevens Pointe (D-III)
  • Kevin Ward, offensive lineman — University of Wisconsin, Platteville (D-III)

St. Rita

  • Marshawn Conner, defensive back — Quincy (D-II)
  • Kenny Davis, wide receiver — St. Ambrose (NAIA)
  • Joe Kingsbury, linebacker — Dayton (D-I FCS)
  • Calvin Lee, wide receiver — St. Ambrose (NAIA)
  • Justin Stawczyk, defensive back — St. Anselm (D-II)
Michal Dwojak

Michal Dwojak

Michal is a sports enterprise reporter who for Shaw Local, covering the CCL/ESCC for Friday Night Drive and other prep sports for the Northwest Herald. He also is a Chicago Bears contributing writer. He previously was the sports editor for the Glenview Lantern, Northbook Tower, Malibu Surfside News.