National Signing Day is now something of a spectacle with certain high school football players playing their version of the shell game with a small sampling of hats.
But last Wednesday, as crowds buzzed and and fax machines hummed, one of the best kickers Greenwood Community High School has produced in 56 years of fielding football teams went about his day just like any other.
“It’s kind of depressing. You see everything on TV with guys picking hats,” said senior Griffin Oakes, who converted 8 of 12 field goals and was good on 51 of 53 extra-point kicks this past season for a 9-2 Woodmen squad. “But I have a little bit more to prove now.”