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Five Oakton Footballers Sign With Universities

Chris Durant and Kyle Downer will celebrate with parents and coaches on Friday.

A handful of Oakton football athletes known who they'll play for once they graduate from Oakton High School.

Chris Durant and Kyle Downer signed national letters of intent this week for the College of William and Mary and the University of Albany, respectively, according to the OHS activities office. Mike Wandey, Kelly Brooks-Muse and Ryan Ladson also made verbal commitments to the colleges of their choice Wednesday.

Durant and Downer will celebrate their signing with a reception for families and coaches on Friday.

Here's a breakdown of the athletes, their accomplishments and their chosen schools:

  • Chris Durant OL—6’4”, 280 pounds, College of William and Mary: The three-year varsity starter was named first team All Concorde District, First Team All Northern Region, First Team Washington Post All Met, first team Virginiapreps.com AAA All State, and second team VHSCA All State. Durant and his offensive line averaged over 28 points per game in his senior year.
  • Kyle Downer QB—6’2”, 210 pounds, University of Albany: The three-year varsity letterman led Oakton to a 9-5 record in 2013 as well as a Northern Region Championship and a berth in the AAA Division 6 state playoffs. Downer passed over 1,400 yards, rushed 1,500 yards and made 37 touchdowns during his senior year. He was named first team All Concorde District, first team All Northern Region first team Virginiapreps.com AAA All State, second team VHSCA All State and Honorable Mention Washington Post All Met. 
  • Mike Wandey RB—5’11”, 220 pounds, University of Maine: Wandey rushed for over 1,000 yards in his junior and senior years. He made second team All Concorde District.
  • Kelly Brooks-Muse WR—5’ 11”, 180 pounds, Elon University: Brooks-Muse held over 600 yards of offense and made eight touchdowns in his senior year. He was selected to second team All Concorde District.
  • Ryan Ladson DB—5’10”, 180 pounds, Sacred Heart University: The three-year varsity letterman made second team All Concorde District. He was a two-year starter in the secondary.

All stats and sports information provided by Oakton High School.

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