College signings: Geneva football

Name: Matt Clifton

High school: 21st Century Cyber Charter

Hometown: Tyrone

Sport: Football

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


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