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May 17, 2012

Whittier send nine players to the college gridiron


"Andrew is a very skilled athlete who can do multiple things," Bradley said. "He will find his way on the field some way on the offense. He was our big-play person. He's a tough player who will run through the middle of the line. He can also return kicks and play receiver."

"It's a great business school," McGrath said of Nichols. "I enjoyed the campus and it will be a great place for me to further my career."

Munoz is heading north of the border to play for Holland College in Canada. He will play by Canadian football rules. Many Canadian schools are recruiting students from the United States.

"Victor just loves to play football," Bradley said. "He's got a great pair of hands for a running back. He can just go out to the flats and catch the ball."

"They seemed really interested in me from the start," Munoz said of the Canadian college. "I checked it out ... and I really enjoyed it."

Goulet towers over most players, standing 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 295 pounds. He was looked at by Division 1 schools, but will attend Anna Maria next year.

"He's a real big kid," Bradley said. "He started playing football his junior year, so his best years are still in front of him."

Ortiz was also looked at by Canadian schools, but will be going to Dean after receiving a better financial offer from them.

"He's a tough, fast, strong player," Bradley said. "He's going to look great on the defensive line there as he can really rush the passer."

"I feel like Dean is a good fit for me," Ortiz said. "I took a trip down there and it just felt right to me."

The nine seniors will graduate from Whittier on May 31.

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