JOHNSON CITY -- Wildcats Quarterback Ricky Balles officially wrapped up his high school career and began his collegiate career Wednesday by signing his National Letter of Intent to play Division I Football at Wagner College. Balles joins U-E's Lucas DePofi as members of Section IV to join Wagner's freshman recruit class. U-E grad Caleb Scepaniak and Binghamton grad Andre Yevchinecz are already on the Seahwaks roster. Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Jason Houghtaling is a Windsor grad himself, and Balles hopes that with all the Broome County connections, that Section IV can continue to grow as a pipeline for Wagner College.
As a three year varsity player for JC, Balles amassed 1,682 yards passing, 1,030 yards rushing, and 65 combined touchdowns and was named to the Ernie Davis All Star Senior Classic this past fall.