February 1st, 2012
Ready And Able: DeSales LB Signs LOI
Colts senior officially signs with Morehead State University
Wednesday was designated as a "dress down day" at DeSales High School, a special occurrence that allows students at the all-boys private school to take a break from the usual shirt and tie in exchange for the more popular and much more comfortable Colts gear and jeans.
But standing out from the mass of orange and brown throughout the hallways of DeSales was senior Kameron Able, as his apparel color of choice was yellow and blue - symbolic of his decision to attend Morehead State University and the subsequent ceremony he took part in Wednesday afternoon to sign his official National Letter of Intent to play football for the Eagles next season.
MSU, an eastern Kentucky institution that posseses blue and gold as its school colors, ultimately won the services of Able over several other in-state schools that made offers including Lindsey Wilson College, Hanover and Pikeville.
"I liked the (Morehead) community feel. It's really a good group of people," said the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker Able. "They did a good job of showing me the campus and everything they had to offer. I was really impressed with it. It just felt like the right place."
Able, who racked up a team-high 134 tackles for the Colts during the 2011 season, was joined at the signing ceremony by his parents and uncle, as well as his senior teammates who were giddy with excitement to be a part of this special moment in Able's life and career.
"DeSales is a great place to be. All of my senior brothers were here (to watch me sign), and that really sums it all up," said Able. "Coach (Mark) Sander's a great guy, he knows a lot about football and he can get you ready for the next level."
Sander, who said he suggested Able's name to Morehead State defensive line coach Chris Garner during the assistant's annual trip to Louisville and DeSales, is confident that his senior captain is prepared for the collegiate level. And he gave much of that credit to Able's parents.
"Kameron's ready (for college) because of the family that he comes from," said Sander. "His Mom and Dad were there to push him down the right path to things, and Kameron would always show up with the attitude that, 'I'm going to make the best out of today.' He was the leader of our team, captain of our team and played on both sides of the ball."
"I think (Morehead) is a good fit for him. He did his homework and measured it up with the (other schools) to make sure it's a good fit."
Able will have plenty of Jefferson County and local Catholic high school connections joining him in Morehead, KY. St. Xavier offensive lineman CJ Phillips signed his Letter of Intent with Morehead on Wednesday. Trinity linebacker Hunter Brewer gave his verbal committment to MSU.
Other National Signing Day news from Louisville Catholic high schools:
- St. Xavier High School QB Alex Mattingly signed with Georgetown College (KY).
- Holy Cross High School OL Jeremy Glass signed with Notre Dame College (OH).
- St. Xavier High School LB George Stone, III signed with Indiana State University.
- St. Xavier High School DB Ryan Oliver signed with Butler University.
- Trinity High School LB Hunter Brewer committed to Morehead State University.
- St. Xavier High School RB La'Mont McMurry (class of 2011) signed with Western Kentucky University.
- St. Xavier High School OL C.J. Phillips signed with Morehead Stae University.