CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Patrick Blowe signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Holy Cross. 

"I went up there four or five times and I just loved the coaches and fell in love with the campus," said Blowe. "I have some friends who went up there from Cranford and they told me about it and when I met the players, I just fell in love with the environment and the culture."

Blowe finished up his senior season of football this past fall in which Cranford finished 5-4. The Cougars' season ended with a heart-breaking 22-21 loss to Irvington in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 quarterfinals. He noted that his favorite high school football memory was getting head coach Erik Rosenmeier his 100th career win. 

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"He's been there for me since I was a little kid," said Blowe of Coach Rosenmeier. "He's been with this program forever, and it was nice to get him the win and the recognition he deserves."

Blowe knows the competition at the college level will be tough, but he looks forward to the new challenges ahead.

"The training and increased competition is going to push me to be a lot better, and I can't wait to compete at that level," added Blowe.