With a portion of the library decked out in Eastern Washington University red and white, and a room of 100 supporters packed in, Washington High star receiver Victor Gamboa gave thanks.
He thanked God. He singled out his mother and father. He shared hugs with former coaches from the Parkland Raiders youth football team. He saluted Patriots’ teammates he was especially close to – and that coaching staff as well.
He would have thanked Eagles’ coach Beau Baldwin himself had he attended the signing-day ceremony.
“It means a lot,” Gamboa said. “If I didn’t get a scholarship, I don’t know …