Russo, Robinson and Donadio twins split up on signing day

Chris Russo, left, and Nick Russo, right, of Chris Russo, left, and Nick Russo, right, of Floyd, sign letters of intent to play baseball at Division I colleges. Chris is signing with Iona, and Nick is signing with New Haven. (Feb. 6, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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As the dust settled on signing day, it became clear that three high-profile sets of twins will be going their separate ways.

"This will be the first time in my life that I don't play with my brother," said Floyd catcher Chris Russo, who signed Wednesday with Iona College. His brother Nick, an infielder, will head to New Haven.

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"We're different people with different strengths and weaknesses," Chris said. "And we've always dreamed of going to play baseball in college -- and here we are. It's a great day for our family."

At Lawrence, Eddie Robinson, a three-sport athlete for the Golden Tornadoes, chose Colgate to play football. The outstanding basketball, baseball, track and football player will play wide receiver there. His sister, Nicole, who plays soccer, basketball and softball, said she is still undecided but has narrowed her choices to Alabama and St. John Fisher.

"I will miss playing three sports but it was the ability to take a little bit from every sport and make myself better in football that helped me gain this opportunity," Eddie Robinson said. "This is very exciting."

Mark and Mike Donadio, who were stars on the gridiron and the diamond for Mt. Sinai, have decided to play outfield for different colleges.

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Mike Donadio is headed to St. John's University and Mark will take his speed and versatility to Fordham.