BUFFALO, N.Y.-Friday afternoon at I-Prep at Grover Ezana Kahsay signed his letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of Akron.
Kahsay is an amazing success story. He was born in Eritrea, Northeast Africa and lived in a refugee camp in Ethiopia from the time he was 10 until he was 15 years old. He has been at I Prep since February of 2010.
Coaches Tony Alessi and Mike Masecchia went to a tryout camp in Akron where Ezana performed well and was named one of the camp All Stars out of 300 players. Ezana literally put himself on the map as before the camp no one had heard of him. This week Akron offered him a scholarship.
Kahsay signed his letter at an assembly in the auditorium in front of the student body. Steven Means who played football at the old Grover High School was on hand for the celebration. Means currently plays for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He starred at the University at Buffalo.
Kahsay's story is truly an American success story.