The most exciting day of the college football offseason, National Signing Day, highlights what I feel is the start of the 2012 football season.
The first Wednesday in February, signing day is the day college recruits can sign their letters of intent to play football.
We have two players in the area who are headed to Division I schools:
• Sandusky lineman Mike Brown, who was an All-Ohioan, is headed to the Mid American Conference to play for Eastern Michigan. Eagles head coach Ron English will have an online interview Wednesday afternoon to talk about his 2012 recruiting class.
• Michael Ebert, a tight end and defensive lineman for Perkins, is on his way to another MAC school, Toledo. The Rockets, under first-year head coach Matt Campbell, will also have a live online show at 4 p.m. to talk about their class.
There are other football players in the area headed for Division III and III schools.
• Lucas Lyden, Bellevue, is headed for Ashland.
• Marquis Winston, Sandusky, signed with Urbana.
• Dirk Weisenberger, Norwalk, will play for Albany.
• Lucas Kennedy, Danbury, will wait and choose between Baldwin-Wallace and Lake Erie College.
Stories for the signees will be in Thursday's Register and Reflector.