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North Texas National Signing Day 2017



    Pat Doney Talks National Signing Day with DMN's Greg Riddle

    NBC 5's Pat Doney talks with Greg Riddle, high school sports reporter at The Dallas Morning News, about National Signing Day and the DFW athletes in the spotlight. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    2017 National Signing Day Classes
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    National Signing Day 2017 will be a big day in North Texas as thousands of high school athlete are set to sign National Letters of Intent Wednesday.

    Allen ISD

    Nearly 40 students sign letters of intent at the district's Athletic Activity Center, including:

    • Troy Bauer, baseball, Washington
    • Dylan Ditzenberger, baseball, Kansas
    • Ashton Esparza, softball, Wichita State
    • Haley Jackson, soccer, SMU
    • Mitchell Jonke, football, Brown
    • Nico Manzonelli, wrestling, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
    • Cole Maxwell, football, Baylor
    • Amber Park, golf, Texas A&M
    • Will Sherman, football, Colorado
    • Astrid Soto, soccer, TCU
    • Ronnie Taylor, baseball, Wichita State
    • Emma Wagner, swimming, Cornell

    Arlington ISD

    More than 60 students sign with their schools at the district's Professional Development Center, including:

    • Arlington High School: Caleb McKee, football, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
    • Bowie High School: Braydon Johnson, football, Oklahoma State
    • Lamar High School: Kyron Johnson, football, Kansas
    • Martin High School: Tristen Lutz, baseball, Texas; Maddux Miller, baseball, Baylor; Kenneth Waller, baseball, Texas Tech; Cade Bethmann, cross country, Mississippi
    • Seguin High School: Brian Parish, football, North Texas

    Carroll ISD

    Fifteen student-athletes sign their letters of intent at the Carroll Senior High School student activity center, including:

    • Robert Barnes, football, Oklahoma
    • Carson Green, football, Texas A&M
    • Alexandria Griffin, soccer, Texas Tech
    • Neaka Khalilian, soccer, Alabama
    • Henry Klinge III, football, Baylor
    • Brittany Martin, soccer, Texas Tech
    • Ryan Miller, football, Baylor

    Cedar Hill High School

    • Avery Davis, quarterback, University of Notre Dame
    • Charleston Rambo, wide receiver, University of Oklahoma

    Cedar Hill's Davis, Rambo Make Their College ChoicesCedar Hill's Davis, Rambo Make Their College Choices

    Cedar Hill quarterback Avery Davis and wide receiver Charleston Rambo make their college choices official. Davis is going to Notre Dame and Rambo signs with Oklahoma.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Coppell ISD

    Several Coppell High School seniors sign letters of intent at the Coppell High School arena, including:

    • Connor Choate, football, Memphis
    • Zack Dicken, track, Air Force Academy
    • Sarah Houchin, soccer, Auburn
    • John Kodros, baseball, LSU
    • Kevin Madigan, football, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
    • Cody Masters, baseball, Texas Tech
    • Jacob Nesbit, baseball, Arkansas
    • Liz Pease, lacrosse, Virginia Tech
    • Maddie Weber, soccer, Clemson

    Dallas ISD

    Carter High School
    • Bernard Goodwater, football, Kansas State

    Hillcrest High School
    • Rebecca Brandt, swimming, Houston

    North Texas Signing Day RoundupNorth Texas Signing Day Roundup

    Pat Doney talks about National Signing Day with The Dallas Morning News high school sports columnist Matt Wixon.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Kimball High School
    • Devodrick Johnson, football, Texas A&M

    Lincoln High School
    • Devoderic Bynum, football, Houston

    TTU Coach Kliff Kingsbury Talks National Signing DayTTU Coach Kliff Kingsbury Talks National Signing Day

    Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury joins Newy Scruggs at the annual Red Raider Club Recruiting Review at Gilley's in Dallas on National Signing Day.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Skyline High School
    • Marcus Garrett, basketball, Kansas

    National Signing Day Brings National Spotlight to DFWNational Signing Day Brings National Spotlight to DFW

    National Signing Day is always a big day in DFW because some of the best high school sports in the country are played in this area. Wednesday, the top-rated uncommitted football recruit in North Texas made his decision live on national TV. Bishop Dunne defensive back Chevin Calloway announced he's headed to Arkansas.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Wilmer Hutchins High School
    • Lewis Gibson, football, Pennsylvania

    Woodrow Wilson High School
    • Justin Cain, football, North Texas
    • Partially-deaf cornerback Darrion "Speedy" Green announced his commitment to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. just after 11 a.m.

    DeSoto High School

    Four DeSoto FB Players Make Their College ChoicesFour DeSoto FB Players Make Their College Choices

    Shawn Robinson, KD Nixon, Laviska Shenault and Xavier Newman made their college choices official on National Signing Day.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Nearly 30 students confirm their intent to various colleges at the Chris Dyer Gymnasium, including:

    • QB Shawn Robinson - TCU
    • WR Kadarrian Nixon - Colorado
    • WR Laviska Shenault, Jr. - Colorado
    • WR Emmet Perry - Wisconsin
    • OL Edward Ingram - LSU
    • OL Xavier Newman - Baylor
    • LB Kemonte Yow - U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
    • OL Hyrin White - Missouri
    • DB Isaiah Stewart - Kansas State

    Tameir Grosvenor will also confirm her decision to play soccer at Texas Wesleyan University.

    DeSoto's Grosvenor Prepares For National Signing DayDeSoto's Grosvenor Prepares For National Signing Day

    Many high school athletes have waited for this moment. DeSoto's Tameir Grosvenor is preparing for hers for National Signing Day. NBC 5's Mercedes Owens has the story.
    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017)

    Fort Worth ISD

    Dozens of student-athletes sign their National Letters of Intent at the Wilkerson Greines Activity Center, including:

    Arlington Heights High School
    •Mark Brown, football, San Diego State

    South Hills High School
    •Tracin Wallace, football, Oklahoma State
    •Tylan Wallace, football, Oklahoma State

    Frisco ISD

    •Frisco Lone Star High School defensive lineman and outside linebacker Rodnick Phillips let the emotion pour out during the school's signing day ceremony Wednesday. The senior shed tears of joy after signing with Butte Junior College in California.

    Emotional Day for Frisco Lone Star's Rodnick PhillipsEmotional Day for Frisco Lone Star's Rodnick Phillips

    National Signing Day was an emotional day for Frisco Lone Star defensive end/linebacker Rodnick Phillips.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    •Frisco Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley and wide receiver Jaylen Dixon commit to play at Utah. Watch the video here.

    •Indepenence offensive lineman Jason Moore signed with Baylor.

    Justin ISD

    Northwest High School
    • Gavin Holmes, football, Baylor

    Lancaster ISD

    Lancaster High School
    • Omar Manning, football, TCU

    Mansfield ISD

    Lake Ridge High School
    • Bryson Jackson, football, Baylor

    Busy National Signing Day at Mansfield ISDBusy National Signing Day at Mansfield ISD

    Mansfield's Kennedy Brooks and Paulson Adebo, along with Mansfield Lake Ridge's Bryson Jackson make their college choices official on National Signing Day.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Private Schools

    Bishop Dunne High School
    • Cornerback Chevin Calloway is the top rated undecided recruit in North Texas announced his decision live at the school.

    • Defensive tackle Damion Daniels also announced his decision live, choosing Nebraska over Colorado, Oklahoma State and other schools.

    Bishop Dunne DT Announces Commitment to NebraskaBishop Dunne DT Announces Commitment to Nebraska

    Bishop Dunne High School defensive tackle Damion Daniels announces his commitment to Nebraska Wednesday morning.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    Melody Jayroe, Nate Tribon and Maddie Dorsett on National Signing Day 2017.
    Photo credit: Prestonwood Christian Academy

    Prestonwood Christian Academy
    • Maddie Dorsett, soccer, Texas
    • Melody Jayroe, soccer, Liberty

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