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Eli Daniels (l) and Emarje Grace s sign college letters.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Two LRHS seniors, Eli Daniels Jr. and Emarje Grace, committed Wednesday to Warner University in Lake Wales to play college football for the 2021-2022 season.

Both seniors signed their national letter of intent, fully committing themselves to the Royals to play division II college football.

Daniels stated, “I feel very grateful to have been given the opportunity to advance in my football and academic career at the same time, which not everyone is able to do.”

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Daniels has been playing football for over 11 years, while Grace has been playing been playing for about ten.

Both boys have spent years improving their athletic abilities, while still putting their time and focus into their schoolwork and it has paid off.

Grace said, “I would like to thank God for making my dream of playing college football a reality, this recruiting process has been a rollercoaster and I’ve appreciated every second of it.”

Both boys stated that they chose Warner University a small (enrollment fewer than 1000), diverse school, saying they would like to stay closer to home and have created an amazing bond with the coaches.  

Mustangs head football coach Rashad West said the school should be a good fit for the players.

“That first year in college can be a scary thing,” he said.  “But the great thing is these young men are going together.  Warner isn’t far away, but it’s far enough and these guys will have together to lean on.”