CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford High School senior Gordon Graceffo signed his letter of intent with Villanova University on Monday morning during a small reception with friends, family and staff.

Graceffo will play baseball at the university next fall.

“It feels good to get this weight off my back,” Graceffo said. “I like the culture of Villanova, it’s a really great school. They combine academics with athletics. The coaching staff is excellent there and the professors are great.”

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Cranford High School taught Graceffo important skills in both academics and athletics, he said.

“Coach McCaffery taught me everything I needed to know and how to be a man both on and off the field,” Graceffo said. “The teachers did more than enough and provided an excellent education. I still have one season left and I’m looking forward to it.”

The signing was attending by Graceffo’s parents, siblings, grandparents and friends. Coaches, teachers and administration also attended the signing and enjoyed refreshments afterwards.

“On behalf of the coaching staff and administration, I’d like to congratulate Gordon and his family,” Darren Torsone, head of athletics for CHS, said. “We’re excited for you, Gordon. We know you’ll do great things at Villanova and continue to do well in the season we have left at Cranford.”