Brooklyn —

Feb. 3 was national signing day, when the nation’s best high school football players announced which college they would attend. It is an annual holiday for the programs — and their fans.

Jahsen Wint, a standout linebacker at Erasmus Hall High School in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, signed his official letter of intent to play football at Ohio State, which won the most recent of its eight national championships in 2014.

It was the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice by Wint, who had moved out of his mother’s home to pursue a scholarship. And it was the beginning of a new journey that will take him even farther from home.