There were no surprises at Miami Booker T. Washington’s National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday. No players flipped at the last minute. And, once again, school principal William Aristide impressed upon the young men to enjoy their sport, but their primary function in college is to get an education.
With that, wide receiver Darrius Scott and kicker Jose Borregales signed with FIU; wide receiver Raymond Flanders signed with Marshall; wide receiver Gustavious Dames and defensive back Marquis Decius is headed to Division II Virginia Union; and middle linebacker Brandon Tobar will attend Division II Chowan.
“[FIU] was the school that pushed towards me. They really believed I could come in and impact the team,” said Borregales, a thickly-built kicker who doesn’t mind contact on kickoffs.
Scott said he chose FIU because, “I wanted to stay home, close to my family.” He also cited the chance to play immediately and his brotherly relationship with 2014 Booker T. quarterback and 2015 FIU freshman Maurice Alexander.
Said Flanders: “[Marshall] treated me like family. It seemed like a good fit.”