Porter going to Ohio Dominican


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Omar Porter, seated, third from left, signs a letter of intent to attend Ohio Dominican University, where he will continue his education and his athletic career as a member of the Panthers’ football team. (front, l-r); Washington Blue Lion head football coach Chuck Williamson, Porter’s mother, Christina Cameron, football coach John Jackson; (back, l-r); assistant basketball coach Cameron Pavey, Blue Lion head basketball coach Connor Scott, and football coach Ryan Flora.

Omar Porter, seated, third from left, signs a letter of intent to attend Ohio Dominican University, where he will continue his education and his athletic career as a member of the Panthers’ football team. (front, l-r); Washington Blue Lion head football coach Chuck Williamson, Porter’s mother, Christina Cameron, football coach John Jackson; (back, l-r); assistant basketball coach Cameron Pavey, Blue Lion head basketball coach Connor Scott, and football coach Ryan Flora.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

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Omar Porter, a Washington High School senior, has made his college choice known.

At a ceremony held just outside the WHS gymnasium, Porter signed a letter of intent to attend Ohio Dominican University, located in Columbus.

Porter had narrowed his college selections down to ODU, Findlay and West Virginia State.

Porter had previously attended high school and played sports in Arizona.

“It was fun,” Porter said of playing for the Blue Lions and coach Chuck Williamson. “It was a good experience. I got more exposure out of it.

“The coaches were great,” Porter said. “They made it feel like home, welcoming.

In the classroom, Porter said that teachers he liked a lot were Tom Renick and Ryan Day.

“Those are my favorites,” Porter said. “They’re funny. I had current events and economics with Mr. Renick and college and career with Mr. Day.”

Porter looked forward to what lies ahead as he prepares for college.

“It’s going to take a lot of work,” Porter said. “The entire off-season, just working and getting better every day.”

What was one of Porter’s favorite moments from the 2018 high school football season?

“Probably beating Chillicothe,” Porter said.

“Omar came to us in June,” Williamson said. “He’s just been a blessing. He’s such a good person. He’s a great athlete. He’s a hard worker. The ceiling is unbelievable for him. He can do whatever he wants. He’ll do great things in college. I’m very proud of him.

“He was a wide receiver for us and played a little defensive back,” Williamson said. “He returned kicks. He did it all. He’ll do really well at Ohio Dominican.”

Omar Porter, seated, third from left, signs a letter of intent to attend Ohio Dominican University, where he will continue his education and his athletic career as a member of the Panthers’ football team. (front, l-r); Washington Blue Lion head football coach Chuck Williamson, Porter’s mother, Christina Cameron, football coach John Jackson; (back, l-r); assistant basketball coach Cameron Pavey, Blue Lion head basketball coach Connor Scott, and football coach Ryan Flora.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/03/web1_Omar-Porter-signs.jpgOmar Porter, seated, third from left, signs a letter of intent to attend Ohio Dominican University, where he will continue his education and his athletic career as a member of the Panthers’ football team. (front, l-r); Washington Blue Lion head football coach Chuck Williamson, Porter’s mother, Christina Cameron, football coach John Jackson; (back, l-r); assistant basketball coach Cameron Pavey, Blue Lion head basketball coach Connor Scott, and football coach Ryan Flora. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

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By Chris Hoppes

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