While there are a few Division I athletes from this area - Peters Township girls soccer players Shelli Spamer (North Carolina State) and Shannon O'Connor (Long Island) to name two - are headed to Division I programs, the majority will sign with Division I-AA or Division II teams.
Trinity will be one of the busier places Wednesday as five football players plan to sign.
* Kyle McWreath, an Observer-Reporter Elite 11 and all-state selection, will sign with Robert Morris. McWreath was a disruptive defensive force, finishing with 106 tackles and 13 tackles for loss. He was also an effective special teams player and fullback.
* A broken leg forced Ty Billie to miss the first month of the season but he returned to solidify the Hillers' secondary and special teams. Billie is headed to Division I-AA Liberty, where South Fayette lineman Nolan Spicer committed during the summer. Billie was recruited as a wide receiver, where he made 13 plays of 45 yards or more this season.
* At 6-0, 275, J.D. George was probably two inches away from fielding major offers. The two-time all-conference offensive lineman, who led Trinity with 24 pancake blocks in 2010, is headed to St. Francis (Pa.).
* Bob Steinstraw made the most of his increased playing time as a senior and the defensive end will play in the PSAC at Clarion. Steinstraw (6-3, 235) led Trinity with 7.5 sacks.
* Mike Cleveland received Division I interest as a kicker but the multi-talented senior, who was selected all-conference at kicker, wide receiver and defensive back, will play at Slippery Rock, also a member of the PSAC. Cleveland joins former Trinity standout Cody Endres, who transferred from Connecticut to Slippery Rock. Cleveland kicked eight field goals and tied a school record with seven interceptions.