Athletes Sign Scholarships At North Florida Christian, Maclay On Wednesday

Athletes Sign Scholarships At North Florida Christian, Maclay On Wednesday
Posted at 11:58 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 23:58:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - At North Florida Christian, two athletes made things official on Wednesday, Mitchell Osterlund, a basketball player, and track standout L.J. Holmes.

Osterlund averaged nearly 14 points and grabbed over five rebounds per game this season for the Eagles.

"I'm just really happy," said Osterlund after signing. "Ever since I started playing, this has always been a dream of mine and it's still kind of surreal to just think that I finally get the dream of doing something that hardly anyone gets to do."

Hurdler Holmes, signed a track scholarship with Southern Wesleyan in South Carolina. The track star holds records at NFC in both the 300m and 110m hurdles.

"Just because I'm a freshman doesn't mean I don't have fire to bring them," Holmes said of competing next year at Southern Wesleyan. "I still can't believe that I've already signed it, it's just so much to gather around and so little time to do it. I just want to thank my mom and my dad for putting in all the support. I couldn't have done it without them."

At Maclay School, Lewis Langford inked a lacrosse scholarship with Colgate University. Langford, a four year varsity athlete, helped the Marauders to four District Championships, and along with suiting up for Malcay, he also played for Team Florida, a select squad made up of the best of the best from the state.

Langford said he chose Colgate because it's a school with big time lacrosse and big time academics, and he said he's ready to go.

"It's a culmination of all the hard work I've put in in the past and it's fun to finally see it materialize in one event so I'm really excited about that," he said. "You look around and you see all these people you've been working with in the past and it's a good reminder of all the work you've put in and it's great. Again, it's a great thing to see."

Langford will graduate Maclay with a 4.6 GPA.