The senior running back rushed for over 2300 yards and 23 TD's in his final season
Hayward, CA: As many high school senior athletes across the country have done this week, Jullen "Booda" Ison of Moreau Catholic High School signed his commitment letter to play Division I football at Northern Colorado University today. Ison, who set multiple school rushing records as a 4-year varsity player, ended his career with 6616 rushing yards on 656 carries, 84 rushing touchdowns, and an average of 150.4 yards per game.
Ison made the announcement before a packed auditorium on the school campus and addressed the crowd before making the signing official. "I want to start out by thanking my wonderful coaches for getting me to where I am right now. I'd like to thank the whole faculty and staff at Moreau Catholic. They really encouraged me when I was down and they led me on this path. I'd also definitely like to thank the Lord Jesus Christ, because without him none of this would be possible," Ison said. "I would also like to thank my football teammates over the last four years for helping me to get here. Sports build character, and character is something that you can go a long way with in life. Because life is about relationships and some of the relationships that I've built at Moreau I feel I can carry on for the rest of my life."
Two of Ison's coaches were also on hand to speak about his accomplishments on and off the field. Head football coach Andrew Cotter said, "From the time that I first saw Booda as a grade school player in Alameda, I knew that this young man was going to do some amazing things on the football field. This young man, I think his biggest accomplishment, really, is transforming me as a coach, and this school as a whole. I can't wait to watch him on the biggest stage. The sky's the limit."
Head basketball coach, Frank Knight continued the theme of speaking highly about Ison's attributes as a person and not just an athlete. "Booda is an awesome young man; there is a spirit about him that everybody just loves, you want to be around him. He's special. God has blessed certain people with abilities, and he's one of them. He's blessed. I'm just glad I got to be part of his journey."
Ison will join a Northern Colorado team that finished last season with a 6-5 overall record, and 4-4 record in Big Sky Conference play.