Simple, yet poignant. Obvious, yet introspective. Signing Day finally has a signature moment.
Hanahan football player Cooper Dawson announced his college commitment to Syracuse in heartwarming fashion Wednesday, including his friend Kingsley Feinman in the big reveal.
Dawson said Feinman taught him while recovering from an injury "the only disability is a bad attitude."
Dawson says he learned this lesson from Feinman while hanging out over the summer.
Dawson has been recovering from a torn ACL ligament in his knee. Feinman, meanwhile, has cerebral palsy.
"It affects him greatly, but he goes around with a positive attitude," Dawson said. "If I can resemble that, it’ll be alright.”
Because of their bond, Dawson wanted Feinman to be a part of his signing day ceremony at Hanahan.
Dawson decided to have Feinman sitting right beside him at the signing table, and even decided to let Feinman make the announcement.
After explaining the significance of their friendship and the inspiration Feinman had been, Dawson leaned over to Feinman, and whispered his college choice.
"He's going to Syracuse," Feinman shouted, prompting a roar of cheers and applause from those in the room.
"It means a whole lot to me," Feinman said. "I’m glad to be a part of this day.
"Thank you for including me," Feinman added, turning to Dawson.
"No problem, buddy," Dawson replied.
(See more on Feinman and Dawson's story in the video at the top of the page.)