Later today, Dylan Rosado, a two-sport standout at Greenwood Community High School, will pen what is perhaps the most important signature of his life.
A four-year letter winner for the Woodmen football program, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound receiver/cornerback can’t wait to sign his national letter of intent to Quincy University, a Division II program just east of the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois.
Rosado chose Quincy over Hanover College, Taylor University and the University of Indianapolis. He is expected to play receiver for the Hawks and hopes to major in criminal justice.
“I didn’t want to go to a college with a big campus. I wanted to be more than a number,” Rosado said. “The (Quincy) campus is gorgeous, especially when it’s sunny out and you’re under the trees.”
Quincy, which is part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, is coming off a 5-6 season. Indiana programs in the GLVC are the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph’s College.
Rosado’s versatility and willingness to line up anywhere coach Mike Campbell needed him played a major role in the Woodmen posting an 8-4 record last fall.
He finished tied for second on the team in receptions (13 for 300 yards) and was third in rushing yardage (268). Defensively, Rosado produced 59 tackles as a senior to go along with his team-high two interceptions.
“Dylan is an explosive athlete. He is a great kick returner, and is exciting to watch with the ball in his hands,” Campbell said. “Dylan had the ability to make big plays at big times, including a 99-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against Northview in the last 20 seconds to seal the win.”
In July, Rosado will suit up for the South team during the annual Indiana Football Coaches Association North/South All-Star Game at North Central.
He is one of four Johnson County players chosen along with Whiteland defensive lineman Ryder Emberton and the Center Grove pair of Clay Hadley (offensive lineman) and Dan Root (defensive end).