Wildcats Sign on National Signing Day
Nine senior members of the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Football Team signed letters of intent to play college ball, on Wednesday morning, at 10:00 a.m., in the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Fieldhouse. "These opportunities are what we are working for," exclaimed Athletic Director Greg Owens. "To see these young men excel and continue their careers, while getting an education is what it's all about. "
"I am extremely proud of all of these young men. The are getting to continue their playing career while getting a college education. After the recruiting
process they recognize what a huge honor it is to be a collegiate athlete. The process is fun, but stressful when it comes down to making a final
decision. They have had to perform not only on the field, but in theclassroom as well. That is one of the aspects that makes student/athlete
special," continued Coach Greg Owens, on Wednesday morning. "Like those that have gone before them, they have set a great
example. Athleticism, work ethic, academics, & character = opportunity. We wish them the very best and know they will represent Sulphur Springs with
Pride and Class.
Signing on Wednesday morning were:
Kendrick Daniels- Ark. St.
I am very happy for KD and his choice with Ark St. I believe it to be a
great fit with the style of offense that Coach Malzone runs. KD will be a
legitimate threat for the Red Devils. He has worked very hard to fulfill his
D1 dream - he will be great.
Justin Owens - Ark. Tech
I am extremely proud of Justin as a Dad and a coach. He has worked very hard
to make this dream of playing college football come true. I am also excited
to watch him grow as a college football player, but more importantly as a
young man. He fits in well with their offensive scheme and is excited about
the potential at Ark Tech.
Ethan Boatman - Ark. Tech
Ethan is a great fit for the Wonderboys. They have been lacking in physical
interior lineman and the head coach really believes he will fill a huge void
for them in the offensive line. Not only is Ark Tech a great academic
institution, but brags of being the duck capital of the U.S.
Cody Clayton - Henderson St.
Henderson State has taken our top 2 Wr the past 2 seasons Cody along with
Alvin Frazier are going to be 2 very explosive players for the Reddies. Cody
is another hard worker who has overcome his height to have the opportunity
to play collegiately - he is a great fit for them and will be electric on
Saturdays. Cody will be joining Tryston Crook at Henderson State.
Reese Harred - SE Okla.
Reese was a late bloomer, but has turned out to be an outstanding left
tackle. He has great feet and long arms for an offensive lineman - this fits
in well with what the Savage Storm has in store for him. He is still growing
and has not reached his full potential yet. He will continue to work and
make the most out of his opportunity.
Jordan Baxley - Trinity U. (San Antonio)
Jordan fought hard the past 2 season to overcome a leg injury. His hard work
and dedication are paying off for a tremendous education from one of the
elite academic institutions in Texas and the opportunity to play football.
Jordan also fits into the Tigers scheme by being a physical interior
Blake Macek- UNT
Blake has worked very hard at learning his new found skill of punting. He
has a very strong leg, but still needs a lot of technical work on the craft.
The Mean Green still sees the potential he has and are providing him the
opportunity to be a D1 punter. UNT also allows Blake the ability to study
engineering. He will join Mason Y'barbo at UNT.
Tre' Dean - football - Tyler Jr College:
Tre' is a very talented athlete that has been given the opportunity to
further his education as an Tyler Junior College Apache. Tre' is a very
instinctive defensive back that has very good cover skills and is going to
TyRik Rollison, Ryan Young, and Sawyer Sinclair at TJC.
We have several young men that will continue to play each other in the D2
conference in Ark and OK.
Ark Tech (2), Henderson (3) , SE OK (2). Also have kids competing in Big 12
each year: Texas, Tx Tech, Baylor, Tx AM.
It is great seeing our kids doing so well after they leave SS.