Black Knights honor college bound athletes

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For Joe Von Storch, playing football was never really the plan. Now he's heading to college because of the sport.

"I played three different sports," he said Friday. "Football just happened for me."

Von Storch will walk-on at Virginia as a kicker. He was a kicker, wide receiver and safety for the Black Knights. He called the situation a true blessing.

"Around January, I got a call from UVA," Von Storch said, "they offered me a walk-on spot and going to UVA had always been a dream of mine. Its a true blessing to be in this position."

He was one of three football players announcing plans to play at the next level Friday. Daimon Washington will be a safety at Gannon University while Jaheim Tyler will be a lineman at Averrett University.

"It was always a dream," Tyler said, "a dream that's coming true to play in college. It just felt good there. It felt good. It felt right."

Washington will be a safety in college after starting his high school career as a cornerback and playing under center as a senior.

"It helps me stay humble," Washington said of his versatility. "As an incoming freshman, I know we don't get a lot of playing time, but I'm willing to grind and help the team however I can."

Soccer player Ayat Mohamed will play at Lynchburg University. He will join former CHS teammates Abibi Osman and Hussein Osman this fall.

"It brings back memories, guys that I played in high school with," Mohamed said, "I had a lot of fun with. I feel reunited with them. I'm just very excited to have that opportunity once again."

Susannah Birle's track career isn't over after the season either. She will run at Washington and Lee.

"Its just an aspect of my life that I don't think I'd be able to live without," Birle said. "Its just, I can help get my mind off things. If I'm having a bad day I can just go on a run."