College signings: Geneva football
Name: Matt Clifton
High school: 21st Century Cyber Charter
Position: Outside linebacker
College choice: Geneva College
Other colleges considered: Saint Vincent
Why I picked Geneva College: “They have a great football program and a great secondary education program. It’s also a good Christian college.”
Greatest high school achievement: Getting 4.5 sacks in a District 6 playoff game.
Coach John Franco’s quote: “Matt is one of the best pass-rushing defensive ends I have ever coached. He will fit in perfectly with the scheme at Geneva. I really expect him to do very well there.”
How I got my start playing football: “A coach from my church told my dad I should play in pee wee and so I started my third grade year.”
Favorite college growing up: Penn State
Other interests: Track and snowboarding
What getting to play in college means to me: “A final outlook of everything I’ve put in over the years and just getting to see where my hard work got me.”
Probable college major: Secondary education with an emphasis in history.
Parents: Donna and Michael Clifton