On Feb. 4, senior and Varsity football player YeJun Song sat beside his parents and younger brother as he signed the National Letter of Intent to play football next season at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.
Song signs his National Letter of Intent.
Since his sophomore season, Song has been a key player on the Vikings’ defensive line. Besides devoting a lot of time to football, Song hopes to make his college years worthwhile. Having received a full-scholarship to play ball at a Division I FCS school, Song knows his hands will be full on and off the field, but he is up for the challenge.
Song poses for a commemorative photo his parents, brother and coach after signing his letter of intent.
“Because the school is right by the city, there are many internship opportunities, and I like the small-school environment.”
Song knows that his studies are important, and so does Athletics and Activities Director Ms. Jeannie Prevosto, who noted, “The most important piece of advice I could give to student athletes would be to put academics first. If you’re going to play at the next level, put in the time for the sport, but don’t neglect your academics.”
Varsity football Head Coach Mr. Phil Zacharias expressed his feelings and thoughts on Song moving on to the next level. Mr. Zacharias said, “I’m very excited for [Song]. One of my main goals as a football coach is to present opportunities where guys can go on and play football at the next level and get their education.”
The Mountain wishes Song all the best of luck in his athletic and academic endeavors in the future.