Columbus-area high school athletes on their way to the next level

The February signing deadline has become an important time for college football programs to fill gaps in their recruiting classes.

With many of the nation’s top recruits from the 2022 class signing in December, patience has been an important virtue for some in recent months — especially quarterbacks and special-team standout performers.

Three of the region’s top quarterbacks announced their collegiate picks on Feb. 2 last fall, with Hilliard Darby’s Blake Horvath signing for the Navy, Reynoldsburg’s Dijon Jennings for Akron, and Dublin Scioto’s Amare Jenkins for Walsh.

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Horvath threw for 515 yards and five touchdowns but was better known for his running skills, finishing with 1,722 yards and 28 touchdowns from the Panthers’ option offense.

Navy traditionally operates the triple option.

“Obviously I’m familiar with the system they run, so that was a small part of it, but I really felt like Navy was the best place for me to grow as a person, a player and a leader,” Horvath said . “(The triple option is) a system that I know very well. I feel like I can bring a lot to the table as a runner and still learn to develop my skills even further.”

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