UNION, NJ – Two members of the Union High School football team signed to play for colleges next year.

On Friday, Andy Martin committed to ASA College and Arthur Pickney to Marist College.

Linebacker Pickney, 17, said, “when I visited Marist and met the coach and the coaching staff and some of the players, it was great.  It’s a young program and I’ll get a chance to go up there and compete.  It seems like a family there, like it is here.”  Pickney said he will major in history education.

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"Arthur was our team's leader this season,” said head football coach Lou Grasso. “He fought through a difficult injury to get back for the last two games of his senior year. His hard work, toughness, and determination will make him a valuable asset to the program at Marist."

Martin, 17, said, “I’m excited about going to ASA.”  Martin, a receiver for the Farmers, said he has not yet decided on a major.  “This is a great opportunity for me.”

"Andy has worked to become a dominant football player,” said Grasso.  “He is still new to the game, so I think his potential is unlimited. I expect big things in his future at the next level."