MARQUETTE - For the second-straight year, the Upper Peninsula saw an increase in student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I or II football after the region had only five players from four schools sign NLIs in 2012.
Central Michigan: Alex Briones, QB, Ishpeming
Dayton: Kurt Burmeister, Marquette
NCAA Div. II
Northern Michigan: Devon Harris, ATH, Menominee; James Brown, LB, Menominee; Brad Gustafson, DL, North Dickinson; Luke Sinnaeve, DB, Gwinn; Shane Duquette, LB, Marquette; Tyler LaJoie, RB, Negaunee; Zane Radloff, WR, Negaunee; Ryan LaBerge, K, L'Anse; Jake Pearson, ATH, Rapid River.
Michigan Tech: Keith Denomie, OL, L'Anse; Jeremy Bell, OL, Negaunee; Michael James, P, Sault Ste. Marie.