Wednesday was a special day for a handful of Central Coast football players. The day marked the opening of the early signing period for college football, allowing athletes to make their college commitments official by signing national letters of intent.

Even though, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the recruitment process has been relegated to Zoom and FaceTime calls, six seniors in the area were able to cross the finish-line and sign with FBS or FCS schools on Wednesday.

St. Joseph High running back/receiver Darien Langley signed with UC Davis to play in the Big Sky Conference at the FCS level.

In San Luis Obispo, two pairs of teammates signed with FBS schools. San Luis Obispo High offensive linemen Thomas Cole (UCLA) and Christian Jones (San Diego State) made their choices official. 

At Mission Prep, teammates Carlton Brown III (Nevada) and Assani Berkeley (San Jose State) both signed with Mountain West Conference schools.

In Santa Barbara, one of the highest-rated quarterback recruits in the area's history signed to join the Big Ten as Santa Barbara High's Deacon Hill made his commitment to Wisconsin official.