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Football: South Fayette’s Eldridge chooses Richmond

Written by Brad Everett on .

Under the guidance of coach Joe Rossi, a slew of South Fayette football players have earned college scholarships over the last decade.

Ray Eldridge is the latest.

Eldridge, a rising senior and two-way lineman, took to Twitter earlier this week to announce his college decision: Eldridge is headed to Richmond.

"I've had some great experiences over the last few months visiting some top level universities and football programs. I'm so thankful for the guidance that I received from all the coaches that recruited me. I want to thank my parents and my high school coaches for pushing me to be the young man and student athlete I am today. At the end of the process I feel that the University of Richmond is the best fit for me and I am committing!!! #URnext18 #OneRichmond" - Ray_Eldridge33

Eldridge (6 feet 4, 260 pounds) also considered James Madison. As a junior, Eldridge helped South Fayette to another outstanding season. The Lions went 10-1 and won the WPIAL Class 4A Northwest Nine Conference. Eldridge was an honorable mention all-conference selection.