The New Orleans Saints hosted 25 local high school students for National Signing Day at the team's facility Wednesday.
The signees and their families were brought into the team auditorium and were welcomed by Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams.
"A lot of hard work has gone into getting you here today," said Williams. "Sacrifice from you, your family, coaches, teammates, teachers and the school which will you be graduating from later in the spring. We are honored to all of you here today for this special moment."
After Wiliams spoke, each student was given the opportunity to announce their school of choice on stage in front of their family, media members and peers. Following the announcements, each student signed their national letter of intent to their respective schools.
The students and their families were treated to a snack in the team cafeteria following the event provided by Hooters Restaurant.
Below is a list of the 25 student that attended the event and the school they chose.
Student High School College/University
Matthew Bailey Edna Karr Tulane University
Barnell Brooks Clark High School Tennessee State University
Daniel Brown Clark High School Southern University
Davin Bouie Riverdale High School Nicholls State University
Ellis Carey Helen Cox High School McNeese State University
Theltus Cobbins McDonogh 35 University of Kentucky
Kevon Foster Warren Easton High School University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Cedric Frierson O. Perry Walker Southern Methodist University
Chris Gooden Warren Easton High School Hampton University
Charles Henderson McDonogh 35 University of Utah
Jonathan Hill Edna Karr Louisiana Tech University
Cortez Johnson O. Perry Walker University of Arizona
Steven Johnson Warren Easton High School Hampton University
Timothy Johnson Edna Karr Miami University (Ohio)
Howard Jones Warren Easton High School Bethune-Cookman University
Robert Kelly O. Perry Walker Tulane University
Brandon Lebeau Eleanor Mcmain High School Tulane University
Hakeem Parker Clark High School Tennessee State University
Darnell Rachal Riverside Academy Nicholls State University
Justin Raymond Edna Karr University of Southern Mississippi
Kevin Ruffin Edna Karr Southeast Prep
Antoine Turner McDonogh 35 Trinity Valley Community College
Isaiah Webster O. Perry Walker Southern University Devon White McDonogh 35 University of Louisiana at Monroe