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29 H-F senior athletes commit to colleges

This year H-F’s Class of 2017 has had 29 student-athletes from five sports commit to college teams for next year: 

  John Michael Schmitz (center) will play Division 1
  football next year for the University of Minnesota-
  Minneapolis/St. Paul.
(Provided photos from H-F
  High School)

Ever since its sports program developed in the early 1960s, Homewood-Flossmoor High School has been promoting student-athletes to college athletics. Some finish their athletic careers in higher education, but some — including Wes Hamilton (NFL player from the Class of 1971), John Ely (MLB player from the Class of 2004) and Julian Wright (NBA player from the Class of 2005) — go on to careers as professional athletes. 

  Jaimie Robinson, left, is
  one of several athletes
  from this year’s graduating
  class from H-F High School
  who is going on to compete
  athletically in college.
  She will attend the University
  of Alabama on a track and
  field scholarship.


This year H-F’s Class of 2017 has had 29 student-athletes from five sports commit to college teams for next year: 


  • Jeffrey Boyd: Panola Community College
  • Finess Dickson: University of Memphis
  • Sterling Fields: Governors State University
  • Nadia Green: University of Missouri
  • Nick Holmes: Moraine Valley Community College
  • Ashley Hunter: Moraine Valley Community College
  • Cortez King-Parks: Moraine Valley Community College
  • Eva Rubin: Arizona State University
  • Jarrett Tribble: Augustana College


  • Joshua Bishop: Coe College
  • Montreal Blade: Robert Morris University
  • Justin Correll: Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Tyler DeMartra: South Dakota State University
  • Jack Doyle: Saginaw Valley State University
  • Trevor Eckols: Coe College
  • Jamezz Kimbrough: Central Michigan University
  • Christian Mallinger: Saginaw Valley State University
  • Tyrice Richie: Northern Illinois University
  • John Michael Schmitz: University of Minnesota
  • Dylan Smith: University of Wisconsin, Platteville
  • Julius Smith: Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Bryant Wright: Northwood University


  • Ryan Dowell: Olivet Nazarene University 

Track & Field

  • Jaimie Robinson: University of Alabama


  • Miani Bolden: Central Michigan University
  • Imani Freeman: Aurora University
  • Troy Kates: Dominican University
  • Josh Richardson: Augustana College
  • Lindsey Simpson: Aurora University

The students celebrated their athletic achievements at the H-F Senior Athletic Banquet on June 1, at Idlewild Country Club. They are scheduled to graduate on Sunday, June 4, at H-F Stadium.

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