The second-youngest member of the sprawling Feely kicking dynasty is headed for New York City, where he'll be within an hour of its oldest member.
Jesuit senior Tyler Feely figuratively kicked off National Signing Day in the area this morning, applying pen to his paperwork with Ivy League fixture Columbia. He joined Tigers OLB/DE Trace Williams (Wingate) and track standout Evan Rubinson (Duke) at the formal ceremony at the school.
Tyler, the second-youngest of Tom and Candace Feely's five surviving boys (another passed away from a brain disorder), is 15 years younger than famous sibling Jay, who kicks for the New York Jets. Now, the two will be roughly an hour apart; Jay resides with his family in Saddle River, N.J.
"I was talking to Jay and he was looking forward to having me up there," said Tyler, who will receive what he termed a generous financial-aid package from Columbia. "He kind of regrets not being able to see many of my games."
Williams will be coached at I-AA Wingate by Joe Reich, brother of former NFL quarterback Frank Reich, who happens to be in south Florida this week as quarterbacks coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
"(Joe Reich) was joking his brother doesn't have to do much because Peyton (Manning) runs the practices," Williams said.