NIXA, Mo–The first Wednesday in February is the big signing day for high school seniors signing to play fall sports, for the most part we’re talking football players.

At Nixa Wednesday afternoon four athletes signed with colleges including two football players.

But not all the athletes compete on the gridiron.

Brendan Fusco signed to run track at Rhodes College.

Chloe Cash will play soccer at Drury.

Joe Haymes signed to play football at Evangel.

And Alex Allen signed to play football at Northern Iowa.    

Alex’s father Terry played and coached the Panthers. 

“I grew up watching the Missouri Valley, so I know it’s a really good conference and there’s good competition. It’ll be fun. It was just a huge weight off my shoulders. I was always just thinking about it, but now I’ve made my decision, and I’m happy about it,” said Alex Allen.