Five Chester football stars ready for PSAC careers

Posted on February 8, 2020 in Homepage, Newspaper.

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Chester’s Malik (left) and Malachi Langley will join teammate Hakeem Bacon at Bloomsburg University next fall. A total of five Chester football players signed National Letters of Intent to play in college next season. MEDIANEWS GROUP PHOTO

By Matt Smith

Several of Delaware County’s best football talents made their college decisions official on the second National Signing Day of the 2019-20 school year.

Chester High made the biggest splash as five players from its senior class signed with Division II programs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).

The Langley twins, Malik and Malachi, will play at Bloomsburg University next fall. The multi-purpose athletes were two of the best playmakers in Delaware County last fall and earned All-Delco recognition for their exploits as wide receivers.

Four-year starter and All-Delco defensive back Rafiqe Hilliard is heading to California University of Pa. He led the best defensive secondary in the county with 45 tackles and five interceptions.

Chester is also sending defensive stars Tamir Reese and Hakeem Bacon to the next level. Reese is going to East Stroudsburg, while Reese will join the Langley boys at Bloomsburg.

In the Catholic League, Bonner-Prendergast’s Charles Ingram and Oscar Uduma are heading to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and West Chester, respectively.

Both were standout defensive performers for a Friars team that enjoyed its first winning season since 2014. Uduma was first team All-Delco as a defensive end.

“At Monsignor Bonner, (I have) been through some rough seasons, but that didn’t stop my loyalty or dedication, it only made me stronger,” Ingram posted on Twitter. “After freshman year I started to become more serious about my football career and setting goals for myself.”

Over in the Central League, All-Delco offensive lineman Lance Schwartz signed his NLI with the University of Delaware.

“Thank you to everyone that has helped put me in this position,” Schwartz announced on Twitter last week.

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