On Thursday, February 8, Middletown High School seniors Ayron Thompson, Jr., Diondre Cooper, and Keion Williams will each sign athletic letters of intent for football. In the fall, Thompson and Cooper will attend Mercyhurst University and Williams will go to Urbana University.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 AM at Middletown High School in the community room next to Wade E. Miller Arena.
About the athletes:
AYRON THOMPSON, JR.
Ayron Thompson, Jr. will trade in his Middie Purple for the Mercyhurst Lakers Green and White. While at MHS, Thompson was a two-time Top 100 Tri-State Players (2016, 2017), two-time GMC All League 1st Team Defense (2015, 2017), All Southwest Ohio Honorable Mention Defensive Line (2015), the 2017 GMC Sack Leader, All Southwest Ohio 3rd Team Defensive Line (2017), Journal News All Area 3rd Team Defensive Line (2015, 2016), Journal News All Area 2nd Team Defensive Line (2017), the Ohio Fall All-Stars Football Honorable Mention (2017), the Randy George Outstanding Sophomore Award (2015) and the Jeff Wiley Team MVP Award (2017).
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Thompson has played a strong leadership role at MHS. He carries a 3.4 GPA and he is active in Young Life, Show Choir, and is a Senior Mentor. Thompson plans to major in Sports Business Management.
Diondre Cooper will join Thompson in the Mercyhurst Lakers Green and White uniform. During Cooper’s time at Middletown High School, he took advantage of many of the extracurricular activities the school offers its students. Cooper participated in show choir and the school musicals as well as joined Young Life and mentored younger students.
Cooper was the Jeff Wiley Player of the Year in 2017 and plans to study Sports Management.
In the fall, Keion Williams will don the Urbana University Blue and White and begin earning a name for himself on the Blue Knights football team. During his time in the Middie Purple uniforms, Williams was a GMC All League 2nd Team Defense (2015, 2017), a GMC All League 2nd Team (track/shot put), and a recipient of the James Brown Award.
In addition to his football accomplishments, Williams participated in many Middletown activities such as basketball, baseball, track, and choir. He was also a part of the Feed the Hungry program. Williams plans to major in Sports Management.
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