GAITHERSBURG – Avalon School student-athletes Rachid Ibrahim and Jacquille Veii will sign national letters of intent to play college football on National Signing Day, February 6. They will be the first NCAA Division I football players in Avalon history.
Veteran linebacker Tommy Vince, a mainstay on the Black Knights defense, will also announce his intentions for college football.
The event is apart of a school assembly and will stream live over the internet at DMVstream.com at 11:00 a.m.
Ibrahim has already committed to play safety for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, who begin play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next fall.
Veii will decide between the Iowa Hawkeyes, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday. His recruitment has received national recognition.
Vince will decide between Rose- Hulman, Catholic University of America, and the University of Dayton.
As the feature back in his sophomore year, Ibrahim carried the ball 201 times for 1,834 yards, with 23 touchdowns and a 9.1 yard per carry average. That was also the season where he broke the Maryland state scoring record, exploding with 50 points on eight touchdowns in a 64-55 victory over The Model School. The Black Knights also won their first Capital AreaFootball Conference championship that year, the first of three straight with the Ibrahim-Veii tandem.
Ibrahim followed his sophomore year performance by rushing for 1,241 yards off 125 carries.
Veii ran for 543 yards off 42 carries in his first year at Avalon. He also had the freakish statistic of finishing with 18 touchdowns on the year off about 50 touches. Ibrahim also finished with 17 touchdowns (16 rushing) and averaged just under 10 yards a carry, leading the Black Knights to a 10-1 record and a second straight CAFC title.
In 2012, Ibrahim rushed for 1,760 yards on 205 carries, including 370 yards against Riverdale Baptist, with 21 touchdowns. Veii added 744 yards off 87 carries and 14 scores. Veii also had a rare triple of over 100 yards receiving (107), rushing (139), and returning (135) in the championship game against Perry Street Prep. He contributed three touchdowns that game as well.
Veii finished his career at Avalon with 1,287 yards on 129 attempts; averaging 10 yards a carry and a monstrous 42 yards per kick return. He had 32 touchdowns in his career, totaling 210 points, and added 117 tackles and 8 interceptions.
Ibrahim, totaled 4,835 yards off 531 touches, with 9.1 yards per carry. He contributed 64 touchdowns and 475 total points, including the 175 in a single season in 2010.
Vince finished his career with the most tackles in Avalon football history, also holding the record for most tackles in a season.
Outside of football, Vince is on his way to Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America honors, in addition to being the Dux of the School and Captain of Carroll House.
Ibrahim and Veii also excelled in the classroom during their time at Avalon.