VINCENT - Andrew Vincent is headed to Polar Bear country in northwest Ohio.
On Wednesday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Warren senior signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and play football at Ohio Northern Univeristy in Ada.
"They have a great football program," said Vincent, "and nursing program."
RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren football player Andrew Vincent, center (sitting), signs a National Letter of Intent to attend Ohio Northern University in Ada at the Warrior gym in Vincent Wednesday. Sitting, left to right, are Nathan Vincent (brother), John Vincent (father), Vincent, Sandy Vincent (mother), and Warren head football coach Andy Schob. Standing, left to right, are Sharon Gilbert (aunt), Mary Deem (grandmother), Roger Deem (grandfather), and Darrell Deem (uncle).
Vincent said he's planning to major in nursing at ONU.
Ohio Northern University is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). Last season on the gridiron, the Polar Bears were 4-6 overall and 4-5 in the OAC.
ONU was the last football school in the OAC to pin a loss on perennial powerhouse Mount Union in 2005.
The Polar Bears are guided by head coach Dean Paul.
Vincent said he also considered going to Marietta College and Denison University.
At Warren in his senior year, Vincent, a wide receiver, had 53 receptions for 765 yards, which was second all-time for a single season in school history.
After the fall campaign, Vincent was a first team All-District honoree. In Vincent's junior year, he had 17 grabs for 240 yards.
"Andrew worked very hard to make himself better," said Warren head football coach Andy Schob. "He overcame a torn ACL early in his career, worked in the weight room, went to many camps, and put in time to develop his skills.
"He has great hands, understands routes and coverages, and had to beat double coverages often."
On June 7 at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta, Vincent is scheduled to compete for the Ohio stars in the annual Battle Against Cystics Fibrosis (BACF) Football Classic.
Vincent may be one of five former Warren football players competing at the collegiate level next season. Grant Venham and Dylan Leffingwell are on the Ohio University roster, while Chas Miller and Jeremy Fivecoait are expected to play for Marietta College and Muskingum University, respectively.
"Andrew is a high character person that represented our school and program very well," Schob said. "His skills and work ethic will allow him to be successful in college."
Vincent is the son of John and Sandy Vincent. He has an older brother Nathan.