LAYTON — Marcus and Tyler will hold a party on Wednesday.
Getting ready for the party has taken a dozen years.
Layton High football teammates Tyler Fox and Marcus will gather with family, friends, coaches and teammates Wednesday evening at the school to officially sign their letters of intent to play college football.
Fox, a standout wide receiver and cornerback, will sign at Utah State. Kemp, also a receiver/defensive back, will sign at Hawaii.
Wednesday is national signing day for football and several other sports. It’s an exciting time for young high school athletes and their families.
“It’s an exciting time,” Jason Fox, Tyler’s dad said. “This is a great chance to get a college education. Football is the icing on the cake for us.”
The two Lancers, along with Fremont senior Jordan Preator committed early to their schools — Preator will sign with BYU — but need to make the commitment official.
Other top athletes will sign at Weber State, Southern Utah and other regional schools on Wednesday.
Later, Snow College and other junior colleges will fill out their rosters.
The two Lancers played against each other in the Little League football ranks, became friends while playing AAU basketball and now will realize the dream of college athletics.
“It takes a lot of sacrifice,” Jason Fox said. “But these guys have been the ones to put in the hard work.”
Other local early commitments: Chasen Andersen (Logan): committed to BYU; Rylee Gautavai (Bountiful): committed to BYU; Moroni Laulu-Pututau (Mountain Crest), committed to BYU; Filipo Mokofisi (Woods Cross): Was early commit to Utah; Caden Andersen (Logan), Jake Thompson (Logan), Jacoby Wildman (Logan), all committed to Utah State.