Denario Critton isn’t worried about going to college far from home.
The Pomona High School football standout feels like he’s going through that process right now since he moved from his native Atlanta to live with an uncle here because he thought it would mean better exposure to colleges.
Critton, who excelled both as defensive back and wide receiver, has signed with Division 1-AA Northern Colorado after visiting that school earlier this month.
“I really liked the chemistry between the players and the coaching staff,” he said. “It seemed like one big family and i felt comfortable there.”
Critton said he prefers to play wide receiver. The school is bringing him in to play on the defensive side of the ball and he says he’ll play where the team needs him.
Northern Colorado was the only school Critton visited but he had also been talking to San Jose State and San Diego State.
He plans to major in business or engineering.
Critton held the Red Devils to a 10-3 finish that included a Miramonte League title and a berth in the Mid-Valley Division semifinal where they lost to eventual champion Sierra Canyon.