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Texoma's National Sigining Day 2014

Several local high school athletes made it official as they signed national letters of intent for college Wednesday.
It's a day many high school athletes, coaches, parents and friends look foward to every year.
Wednesday student-athletes put pen to paper letting everyone know where they're going to school in the fall.
Munday defensive standout L.J. Collier trades his mogul purple for the purple of TCU.
The Horned Frogs get a player that's one of Texoma's most fierce tacklers as well as a state champion in football and track.
This season Collier was impressive scoring two defensive TD's
"I haven't been with them long. I have been waiting on this day since last year. This is an exciting day. Just to be here. It is a official," said Collier.
Midwestern State gets a big time receiver in the form of Rider's Davon Allison.
Allison led the area this season with 1,366 receiving yards and 14 scores.
"Its been a dream of mine ever since I was little. To go to college and play football I got my dream today so it feels real good," said Allison.
Also signing with the Mustangs is Vernon running back Orlando Haymon.
Haymon finished his senior season one yard shy of 1000 yards rushing.
He led the Lions with 14 rushing TD's
"Not everyone is made to play football to do academics and sports. You have to stay committed. You have to sell out to be part of a program. That is bigger than yourself," said Haymon.
Iowa Park's Dakota Schweiger also made MSU his college choice.
Schweiger was all district as a linebacker and led the team with 111 tackles.
"I wanted to stay close to home. I like their football program. I live the football coaches and the players there," said Schweiger.
Another Hawk is going to further his football career in college.
1st team district lineman Austin Gestes signed to play football at Cisco College.
"It means a lot. Just another step toward success. It is another step towards my dream. I wanna play in the NFL. That's where I wanna go! Hard work and dedication,"said Gestes.
Joining Jestus at Cisco is Electra's Michael Bishop.
Bishop ran for nearly 1300 yards and 17 touchdowns while catching 5 TD passes.
"You have to be good to sign with any college. Because you get a degree and it helps you in life. And at Cisco, I like the coaches and the campus," said Bishop.
Wichita Falls offensive lineman Steffen Thomas played a big role in the Coyotes state quarterfinal appearance. Old High's deepest playoff run in 13 years.
Thomas takes his talents to Hardin-Simmons.
"It feels like my hard work has paid off it feels fantastic," said Thomas.
Burkburnett's Bobby Ingram takes his talent north of the red river to Oklahoma Baptist.
In his 2 years with the Bulldogs, Ingram combined to for more than 2000 receiving and rushing yards scoring 18 times.
"I'm feeling real good and confident about my opportunities there. I am excited that OBU gave me a chance to play football for them,"said Ingram.
Vernon's Danny Valverde is excited about his choice.
The running back heads to Wayland Baptist.
Valverde rsuhed for just under 1000 yards, scoring 10 TD's
"Coaches always preach about mental toughness. Everyday in the weight room we work hard. And that's what got me prepared fro Wayland Baptist I believe," said valverde.
Rawlin Morrell of Seymour is off to Southwestern University to continue his football career.
Something he is very excited about.
"Its crazy. I have been looking forward to this my whole life. I have been working hard and I am finally there. It just feels good," said Morrell.
Meanwhile in Holliday it was a football softball signing combo.
2 time all district utility player Logan Allen heads south to play at Mary Hardin Baylor.
"I always wanted to go to UMBH. Since I got the opportunity to play football there it just worked," said Allen.
Softball catcher Madaline Sewell is heading to Ranger College to continue here softball career.
"Its just being on the field. And knowing that I am control. And being the catcher an knowing I can see everything. It is just the passion I have for the sport that I love about it,"said Sewell.

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