Eastern York High School senior Alex Cooley has committed to play football at NCAA Division II East Stroudsburg next season.

Golden Knights' wrestling coach Dan Garner confirmed the news Monday night in a text message.

Cooley, who took first place at 195 pounds at last weekend's District 3-AAA Section V tournament, is busy preparing for the upcoming district tournament that starts Friday at Hersheypark Arena.

Last year, Cooley placed third at districts and fifth at states at the Class AA level. Eastern moved up to Class AAA this year. Cooley enters the district tournament with a 31-0 record on the season.

Football: Cooley set a number of York-Adams League records as Eastern's running back on the gridiron the last four seasons.

The 5-foot, 8-inch, 190-pound Cooley set new York-Adams League records in career rushing yards (6,015), career touchdowns scored (80), rushing yards in a single season (2,845) and set the state record for rushing yards in a single game (500).

He averaged 11.1 yards a carry his senior season.

Cooley will join an East Stroudsburg program that went 5-5 last season, including a 4-3 mark in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Former York-Adams League athletes currently on the East Stroudsburg roster include Delone Catholic grads Dusty Reed (wide receiver) and Thomas Tippett (fullback).