Chauncey Scissum (Syracuse), Danny Drummond (Hillsdale) and Elliot Leubner (New Haven) all signed their national letters of intent to continue their football careers in a ceremony on Wednesday at R-H.
The last three seasons have been some of the most memorable in the history of Rush-Henrietta football. They have produced a state title, two Section 5 Class AA crowns and a pair of Monroe County Division I championships.
On Wednesday, three cornerstones of the Royal Comets earned one more accomplishment before leaving the halls of R-H.
Chauncey Scissum (Syracuse), Danny Drummond (Hillsdale) and Elliot Leubner (New Haven) all signed their national letters of intent to continue their football careers. All three were honored in a ceremony at R-H.
“I really loved being here,” said Leubner, who will play offensive line for the Chargers, who play in the Division II Northeast-10 Conference.
“I have been here a long time and I made some good bonds with the people here. It’s really special to make close connections to someone you may not have to talked to otherwise. The winning has been great, but the connections with coaches and players are what has been the best experience of it all.”
Leubner played guard for the Royal Comets the first three years of his career before moving to tackle last season. He chose the private school in Connecticut primarily because of the Forensic Science program, which is one of the best in the country.
“That has always been something I wanted to pursue,” Leubner said about studying Forensic Science. “I was looking through all of the schools in the country and (New Haven’s) forensic science program is well known. Playing football at a higher level in general is going to be a great experience.”
Scissum made a verbal commitment to Old Dominion last summer but changed his mind after receiving a scholarship offer from new Orange head coach Scott Shafer. The former quarterback, who also played cornerback for the Royal Comets, will try to earn a spot in the defensive backfield.
Scissum, who also competes on the indoor track and boys lacrosse teams at R-H, was heavily recruited by several schools including Bowling Green and Buffalo. He will be reunited former Royal Comet standout and current Syracuse running back Ashton Broyld.
“I felt like it was the right place for me in the end,” Scissum said. “With the new coaching staff they have there, (Shafer) is going to have a great program and the connection we have is going to be something special. Me and him are going to have some great cohesion.”
Drummond chose the Division II school in Southern Michigan over Bucknell, Dartmouth and Army, where his brother Joe plays. Danny started on the R-H offensive line for the last two years after playing for Finney as an underclassman.
Drummond is hoping to play center for the Chargers who play in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Page 2 of 2 - “It was pretty stressful,” Drummond said about the college search process. “It wasn’t an easy process, getting everything done and talking coaches and trying to figure it all out. In the end I feel good about the decision; it’s a big weight off my back.”