14 from Upper Peninsula sign LOI’s Wednesday

MARQUETTE – For the second-straight year, the Upper Peninsula saw an increase in student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I or II football after the region had only five players from four schools sign NLIs in 2012.

The U.P. went from 12 signees from 10 schools in 2013 to 14 from nine schools on Wednesday, with Northern Michigan University signing nine Yoopers from seven different schools.

NMU third-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky said in his one season recruiting as the offensive coordinator and two seasons as head coach, the U.P.’s Class of 2014 signees is the best.

“This year was by far the most talent-worthy in the region,” Ostrowsky said about the U.P. “There were some very good football players that were able to do different things well. I think it’s an exciting time for U.P. football.”

U.P. football players who signed NLIs on Wednesday are as follows: