Signing day at All Hallows: Basketball star, 5 baseball players commit to colleges

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Signing day is a special day for high school athletes, and six student-athletes at All Hallows High School made their college decisions official this week.

It's been nearly a decade since an All Hallows basketball player received a Division I scholarship. The signing drought is one basketball player Nick Johnson is happy to end, as he's heading to the University of New Hampshire.

“All the hard work that I've put in has finally paid off, and I've seen results from my freshman year up until now and I'm just grateful and blessed,” says Johnson.

Basketball is not the only sport represented this signing day. There were five baseball players as well who were signed: Anthony Tirado to Southern New Hampshire, Carlos Herasme and Luis Gonzalez to Dominican College, Aaron Perez to the University of Maryland and Elijah Diaz to Seton Hall.

“It's a great feeling. You work a lot and put work into your academics and athletics and to see it all pay off is the best feeling ever,” says outfielder Elijah Diaz.

Having five players sign on the same day is uncommon but not unexpected at All Hallows.

Head coach Edward Gutierrez tells News 12 that they've been working on building a successful culture at the school for some time now.

“The underclassmen coming up understand what they're going into and the standard that the older guys have built and of course, the seniors and the juniors always help out the younger guys on their way up so it's a family affair here,” says Coach Gutierrez.

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