HUBBARD - If he didn't before, Hubbard's Alex Mosora definitely now is a believer in the motto that everything happens for a reason.
Due to the snow storm earlier this week, canceling school on Wednesday, Morsora didn't sign his National Letter of Intent like he had intended to with Walsh University.
Instead, he had a few days to weigh other offers and time to ponder what he wanted to do with the next four years.
On Friday, he made the decision official to attend Lake Erie College, and he couldn't be more pleased with the final outcome.
"On the original signing day, I was going to go with another school, but I changed it cause of the package," Mosora said. "I'm happy with the way it went. I feel like this is the perfect fit."
Mosora won't be alone in Painesville as his teammate and friend since fifth grade, Darnell Tate, will be joining him in the green and white. Tate, like Mosora, took some extra time deciding on his college destination, but is happy with his decision.
"I felt like it was home, and the coaches, they were more like father figures," Tate said. "You really need that when you're deciding where to go. You have to think everything through, because I'm going to be there for the next four years. I have to be comfortable with where I'm going. But I love it, I'm glad I made the choice."
While Mosora and Tate get to continue their football careers together, Hubbard teammate Jared O'Hara also is taking the next step to his future - and it is likely he will face off against Mosora and Tate as opponents in the years to come.
O'Hara signed with Notre Dame College in Cleveland and is looking forward to expanding his football knowledge and experiences.
"It's going to be different, not seeing these guys everyday." O'Hara said. "But it will open some new doors for me and making some new connections with a few new people."
Teammate Vlassios Pizanias, like O'Hara, is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, but for the kicker/punter, his battles are a bit different.
The first team all-district kicker will be attending the University of Toledo as a preferred walk-on - meaning he has an invitation to camp in August to try and earn his way on to the team. However, Pizanias likes his chances to contribute.
"This is so exciting, it's hitting me today," Pizanias said. "I made my decision yesterday. It's a really good opportunity for me though. Their senior graduated and they had another guy, who I believe, isn't playing anymore. So I'm competing with the third-string guy. I'm going to be as prepared as I can be."
Also taking the preferred walk-on route, but this time to Morgantown, W.Va., are Brennan Wassil and Brandan Rivers. Though Wassil made his decision last week, having the event on Friday made it more real for the quarterback.
"Today makes it feel official," Wassil said. "When Wednesday hit, I was ready to go. When I saw other people signing, I couldn't wait."
For Rivers, he's ready to prove himself to the Mountaineers and try to earn a spot on the team.
"The last visit I went on, I saw a lot of stuff that made me comfortable and made me feel at home," Rivers said. "Talking to a lot of coaches and a lot of players, it made me feel that it was real and that I could accomplish this."