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Local Players Sign Letters of Intent

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PROSSER, Wash - Prosser's Cody Bruns headlined the group of Mid-Columbia athletes that are heading to the next level.
Signing Day couldn't have come soon enough for Bruns, who was a top recruit at wide receiver.  He committed to Washington months ago but was still hounded by Washington State up until Wednesday, when he signed his letter of intent for UW.
"It was really stressful," he said. "From the summer until I committed, it was every night and every day there was a new call. I was thinking about what to do,
what's the best place for you . The trips really helped. Washington just felt like the right place for me."
Bruns was the 2A state player of the year last year. He ranks second nationally in career yards and catches.
There was a huge crowd at Connell High School Wednesday to watch  Spencer Hadley become the Eagles' first ever Division I signee. Hadley signed with BYU after committing to the school over a year ago. Committing early was a good move for Hadley.
"That made it a lot easier," he said. "It was really nice to have it over with and just play football and not have to worry about earning a scholarship. Especially when I broke my hand. That would have been devastating."
Hadley will do his mission for two years before he suits up. Hadley scored 18 touchdowns his senior year despite several injuries.
Mike Ledgerwood figured he'd be signing with Eastern Washington on Wednesday. That was before Eastern coach Paul Wulff got the head job at WSU. Wulff still wanted Ledgerwood, so the River View linebacker wound up in the Pac-10.
"It's unbelievable. It's so exciting," he said.  "I've always wanted this, so it's even better."
Southridge's Josh Antonson, ann All-CBL lineman, did end up signing with Eastern.