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Wed. February 3, 2010 | Bob Putnam | Email

The first signings of the day are in the book. Largo wasted no time getting its signing day ceremony out of the way, with three players each faxing off their official commitments shortly after 7 a.m.

Defensive lineman Mike Douglas, who is going to Kentucky, signed first, followed by offensive lineman Austin Jenquine (Albany State) and defensive back Jamarious Boatwright (Youngstown State).

"I've been waiting for this moment for a long time," Douglas said. "It's exciting because you see this on television all the time and now you're the one that's actually doing it. I'm just happy to get the process done and be able to play college football."

Jenquine always envisioned playing college football in warm weather. But he knew that wasn't going to happen during his visit to Albany State.

"When I went up there it was the coldest day of the year," he said. "It was 5 degrees with a minus-10-degree wind chill. That's really cold, but I can deal with it. I think this is a great experience for me. And I was excited all night waiting to sign these papers."

For Boatwright, it has been a whirl-wind week in his recruiting process. This past weekend he visited Youngstown State, committed to the school Tuesday and signed his national letter of intent today.

"It was a pretty quick process," Boatwright said. "I was leaning toward Youngstown the whole time and once I went up there I was sold. I always thought this was possible, I just knew I had to work hard.

"Now today is all about a lot of picture taking. ...And Mama took a lot of pictures."

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