Alec Cooley and Dalton Whitted have committed to play college football at Monmouth College this fall.
Off a record setting career at Clinton High School, the Maroons all-time leading rusher, Cooley, says he really connected with the coaching staff and wanted to be a part of the winning tradition they have.
Whitted, who played both sides of the ball for the Maroons says Monmouth will likely shift him to defense. He notes, their scheme might be something new for him to learn but says they are committed to helping him learn.
Cooley and Whitted were recruited together by Monmouth, but when the process started, they didn't have their sites set on going to the same school. Whitted says it worked out well for them.
Whitted plans to study kinesiology while Cooley plans to get degrees in business management and sports management.
Monticello High School senior Nathan Graham also committed this week to play at Monmouth College. Graham helped the Sages football program to a semi-final appearance in the Class 3A football playoffs this past fall.