Signing Day in East Texas: Who’s heading where?

Signing Day in East Texas: Who’s heading where?

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - East Texas athletes are signing letters of intent Wednesday during National Signing Day.

Signing Day is when student athletes commit to the colleges who’ve been recruiting them. Though many players signed letters of intent during Early Signing Day in November 2018, several student athletes have yet to formally ink with their chosen colleges.

KLTV and KTRE will be keeping up with East Texas athletes who are signing and their chosen schools. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the Red Zone app to keep up with the latest on signing day as it happens. We’re providing live updates with our 7/9OnScene.

You can also watch the action on East Texas Now all day long on KLTV.com and KTRE.com, as well as easttexasnow.live.

Do you know an athlete who’s signing? Send us their photo and what school they’re committing to. Just tweet @RedZoneETX and hashtag #ETXSigningDay that’s hashtag #ETXSigningDay or you can message us on the Red Zone Facebook page. You can also email the KLTV/KTRE Digital Team at webstaff@kltv.com.

Hudson High School

  • Reed Smith, Hudson, Tyler Junior College, baseball
  • Colton Castilaw, Hudson, Tyler Junior College, baseball

Longview High School

  • Jephaniah Lister, Longview, Kilgore Junior  College, football
  • Tanique Taylor, Longview, Southeastern Oklahoma State  University, football
  • Jaylon Allen, Longview, Tarleton State University, football
  • Jacob Johnson, Longview, Southeaster Oklahoma State  University, football
  • Marcus Harry, Longview, Tyler Junior College, football
  • Jaiet Rodriguez, Longview, Paris Junior College, soccer
  • Giovanni Enriquez, Longview, Presbyterian College,  soccer
  • Blaine Wright, Longview, LeTourneau University, soccer
  • Kamden Perry, Longview, University of the Incarnate Word, football
2019 Signing Day is here

Pine Tree High School

  • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, Tulane, football
  • Gabe Nelson, Pine Tree, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, football

John Tyler High School

The John Tyler Lions ended their football season close to reaching the state finals, only to see Highland Park get the win. Still, many Lions were busy on National Signing Day. The Lions were unbeaten in district play and many of those seniors will move on to further their careers in sports and academics.

“... I’m used to the hard work and all that coming from John Tyler 6 a.m. practice workouts. ... I’m ready for all that I know college is going to be better. I really have to be it’s a transition I believe I’m ready for that,” said Christian Hartsfield who signed with Austin College.

  • Ja’Bralen Yarber, John Tyler, Northwestern State, football
  • KeAndre Street, John Tyler, University of Houston, football
  • Cameron Grant, John Tyler, Texas A&M University  Commerce, football
  • Devlen Woods, John Tyler, Texas A&M University  Commerce, football
  • Royal Lampton, John Tyler, Cisco College, football
  • Frankie Sanchez, John Tyler, Navarro College, football
  • Christian Hartsfield, John Tyler, Austin College, football
  • Jarius Ln., John Tyler, East Texas Baptist  University, football 
  • Rod Hawkins, John Tyler, Hutchinson Community College, football
  • Issac Chavez, John Tyler, Jacksonville College, soccer

Newton High School

  • Caiden Walker, Newton, Stephen F. Austin State University, football
  • Darwin Barlow, Newton, Texas Christian University, football 
  • Jadrian McGraw, Newton, Texas Southern, football
  • Josh Foster, Newton, Texas Christian University, football
  • Caiden Walker, Newton, Stephen F. Austin University, football
  • Malik Metoyer, Newton, Missouri Valley College, football
  • Addison Casey, Newton, Lyon College, cross country, football

Henderson High School

  • Keivie Rose, Henderson, Louisiana Tech University, football
  • Tucker Smith, Carthage, Henderson State University, football
  • Kourtland Jackson, Henderson, Louisiana College, football
  • Keshoyn Alexander, Henderson, Louisiana College, football
  • AJ Zarate, Van, Henderson State University, football
  • Resha Hall, Henderson, Grambling State University, volleyball
East Texas athletes prepare for college

Marshall High School

  • Brevin Randle, Marshall, Stephen F. Austin State University, football
  • Tahj Washington, Marshall, University of Memphis, football
  • Christian Hood, Marshall, Houston Baptist University, football
  • DeKendrick Bender, Marshall, Southern Arkansas University, football
  • Brevin Randle, Marshall, Stephen F. Austin University, football
  • Deuce Bledsoe, Marshall, Louisiana College, football

Paris High School

  • Elijiah Ellis, Paris, Baylor University, football
  • James Neal, Paris, Abilene Christian University, football

Texarkana High School

  • Thurman Morbley, Texarkana, Texas Southern University, football

Waskom High School

  • TK Hamilton, Waskom, Northwestern State, football

Nacogdoches High School

  • Brad Williams Jr., Nacogdoches, Blinn College, football
  • Christian Gonzalez, Nacogdoches, SFA, football
  • Lovenski Simon, Nacogdoches, Black Hills State  University, football
Volleyball players discuss their path to Signing Day

Carlisle High School

  • Jay Price, Carlisle, Trinity Valley Community College, football
  • Gerald Turner, Carlisle, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Athens High School

  • Kenshawn Barron, Athens, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Carthage High School

  • Gunner Capps, Carthage, Sam Houston State, football
  • Kaden Holcomb, Carthage, Louisiana College, football
  • Luis Piedra, Carthage, Hadin-Simmons University, football 
  • Tucker Smith, Carthage, Henderson State University, football
  • Kevion Booty, Carthage, Tyler Junior College, football
  • Seth Smith, Carthage, Grayson College, baseball
  • Taylor Wills, Carthage, Tyler Junior College, softball
  • Junior Salazar, Carthage, East Texas Baptist University,  soccer

Lufkin High School

  • Carl Williams, Lufkin, Stephen F. Austin State University, football
  • Bryson Wilson, Lufkin, Southeastern Oklahoma State  University, football
  • Tony Boykin, Lufkin, Coffeyville Community College, football
  • Titan Williams, Lufkin, Coffeyville Community College, football
  • Kewone Thomas, Lufkin, Pittsburgh State, football
  • Deandre Bagley, Lufkin, Southern Arkansas  University, football
  • Demond Mckelvey, Lufkin, Southern Arkansas University, football
  • Davis Powell, Lufkin, Grayson College, baseball
  • Kurtsyn Harden, Lufkin, Northwest Christian University, basketball
  • Leah Akridge, Lufkin, East Texas Baptist University, softball
  • Kennedy Shelton, Lufkin, Calvary University, volleyball
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Canton High School

  • McGwire Martin, Canton, Howard Payne University, football

Carlisle High School

  • Gerald Turner, Carlisle, Trinity Valley Community College, football
  • Jay Price, Carlisle, Trinity Valley Community College, football
  • Gerald Turner, Carlisle, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Malakoff High School

  • Caleb Adams, Malakoff, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Sulphur Springs High School

  • Da’Corian Young, Sulphur Springs, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Rusk High School

  • Jermaine Lewis, Rusk, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Palestine High School

  • Joshua Williams, Palestine, Midwestern State University, football
  • Toney Dever, Palestine, Midwestern State University

Jacksonville High School

  • Ke’Shoddreyun Fuller, Jacksonville, Louisiana College, football
  • TJ Ratcliffe, Jacksonville, Oklahoma Baptist University, football
  • Deshawn McCuin, Jacksonville, Texas Christian University, football
  • Raul Arrendondo, Jacksonville, Jacksonville College, soccer
  • Citalli Mendellin, Jacksonville, Jacksonville College, soccer
  • Marina Villanueva, Jacksonville, Jacksonville College, soccer
  • Alexia Moreira, Jacksonville, Tyler Junior College, soccer

Chapel Hill High School

  • Robbie Williams III, Chapel Hill, Northwestern State, football
  • Khristion Little, Chapel Hill, Southern Arkansas  University, football 

Tenaha High School

  • Jaquavion Lloyd, Tenaha, Trinity Valley Community College, football

Whitehouse High School

In Whitehouse, several talented athletes committed to play at the collegiate level.

Cameron Cantrell signed to play at Texas Tech University, a talented wide receiver he’s the youngest of three boys. His older brother Dylan went to Texas Tech and is now a member of the Charges organization.

Cantrell said it was inspirational to have older brothers who’ve experienced a similar journey.

“It was great. They pushed me as a little kid I always wanna be just like them. Just see them go to this process has definitely gotten me to where I’m at today. It’s helped,” he said.

Meanwhile Kaitlyn Wood a volleyball player accepted a ride to Brookhaven College.

“Well, I just committed to further my career so it’s nerve-racking for me. ... Coach has definitely opened up a world of opportunities for me for Brookhaven, so I’m excited about that,” she said. “At what point do you decide, ‘Yes. I am college material’. Probably in the beginning of my senior season. I suffered a major injury and I was down for a while but through my club and teammates they really helped me.”

  • Darius Trimble, Whitehouse, Arkansas University, football
  • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, Texas Tech University, football
  • Theron Franklin-Cobb, Whitehouse, Stephen F. Austin State University, football
  • Theron Franklin-Cobb, Whitehouse, Stephen F. Austin  State University, track and field
  • Kaitlyn Wood, Whitehouse, Brookhaven College, volleyball

Tatum High School

  • OB Jones, Tatum, Southern Arkansas University, football
  • Ashton Brown, Tatum, Panola College, volleyball

Gilmer High School

  • Brannon Webb, Gilmer, Illinois State, football

Van High School

  • AJ Zarate, Van, Henderson State University, football

Pittsburg High School

  • Jaylon Jimmerson, Pittsburg, University of the Incarnate Word, football
  • Camryn Edney, Pittsburg, Kilgore College, football
  • Keilyn McCain, Pittsburg, Kilgore College, football
  • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, Southern Methodist University, football
  • Antwon Robertson, Pittsburg, Southeaster Oklahoma State University, football

Lindale High School

  • James Sandifer, Lindale, Hardin Simmons University, football
  • Cason Cheney, Lindale, Texas Wesleyan, football
  • Dillon Heinaman, Lindale, Hardin Simmons University, football
  • Hannah Knox, Lindale, Butler College, softball
  • Jennifer Moyer, Lindale, Union University, volleyball
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Troup High School

  • Cade Jones, Troup, Cisco College, football
  • Malik Gilliam, Troup, Northeastern State University,football
  • Natalie Davenport, Troup, LeTourneau University,  volleyball
  • Emily Neel, Troup, Stephen F. Austin University, cross country

Kilgore High School

  • Elivan Torres, Kilgore, Kilgore College, football
  • Diontrae Wheat, Kilgore, Southern Arkansas University, football
  • Gus Witt, Kilgore, Weatherford College, baseball

Garrison High School

  • Adam Renfro Jr., Garrison, Howard Payne University, football

Hallsville High School

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  • Chase Amick, Hallsville, Eastfield Community College, baseball
  • Brayden Johnson, Hallsville, Prairie View A&M University, baseball
  • McKenzie Kidd, Hallsville, LeTourneau University, track and field
  • Bronwyn Buchanan, Hallsville, Cross Country, Northwestern State University
  • Brandon Wadlington, Hallsville, Cross Country,  Northwestern State University
  • Tristan Driggers, Hallsville, Football, Tyler Junior College
  • Blake Trainor, Hallsville, Football, Texas A&M University
  • Gracey Ford, Hallsville, Volleyball, Trinity Valley Community College

Frankston High School

  • Trinity Boggs, Frankston, Trinity Valley Community College, softball

Jefferson High School

· Hannah Welch, Jefferson, LeTourneau University, softball

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Do you know an athlete who’s signing? Send us their photo and what school they’re committing to. Just tweet @RedZoneETX and hashtag #ETXSigningDay that’s hashtag #ETXSigningDay or you can message us on the Red Zone Facebook page. You can also email the KLTV/KTRE Digital Team at webstaff@kltv.com.

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