#KETKSigningDay: National Signing Day 2018

#bEASTTexas signs the dotted line

TYLER, Texas (KETK) -

One of the most anticipated days of the year for student-athletes and college sports fanatics is here.

National Signing Day took place Wednesday, February 7, and many East Texas high school seniors and junior college student-athletes formally declared where they will continue their athletic and academic careers with the signing of their National Letter of Intent (NLI).

The NCAA manages the daily operations of the NLI program while the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) provides governance oversight of the program. Started in 1964 with seven conferences and eight independent institutions, the program now includes 650 Division I and Division II participating institutions.

The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution.

A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters). The institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters). The penalty for not fulfilling the NLI agreement: A student-athlete has to serve one year in residence (full-time, two semesters or three quarters) at the next NLI member institution and lose one season of competition in all sports.

An important provision of the NLI program is a recruiting prohibition applied after a prospective student-athlete signs the NLI. This prohibition requires member institutions to cease recruitment of a prospective student-athlete once an NLI is signed with another institution.

For the first time, the 2017-2018 school year featured two early signing periods prior to the official National Signing Day; December 2017 (football) and November 2017 (all other sports).

The following East Texas athletes signed to play with either a junior college or four-year university on Wednesday (listed alphabetically by high school's name):


Xavius Fulton (Football) - Trinity Valley Community College

Braylon Woods (Football) - Texas Lutheran University

Tyler Green (Softball) - Trinity Valley Community College

MaKayla Lewis (Soccer) - Angelina College


Ethan Harris (Baseball) - Panola College 

Trey Lindsay (Baseball) - Panola College 

Riley Seegers (Volleyball) - Panola College 

Hanna Humphries (Volleyball) - Millsaps College 

Kimmy Baker (Softball) - LeTourneau University 


Kenneth Woods (Football) - Tyler Junior College

Kevon Thompson (Football) - Tyler Junior College

Morgan Fulgham (Softball) - Odessa College

Chayse Stonebraker (Soccer) - Tusculum College


Weston Roach (Football) - Tyler Junior College


Keaontay Ingram (Football) - University of Texas

Dee Bowens (Football) - Sam Houston State University

Ahmad Brown (Football) - Tarleton State University

Mekhi Colbert (Football) - Tyler Junior College

Dewaylon Ingram (Football) - Sam Houston Sate University

Mykel Gates (Football) - Blinn College

Callahan Baldree (Baseball) - Weatherford Community College

Courtney Edge (Volleyball) - Eastfield Community College

Matti Doffitt (Volleyball) - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Carson Robertson (Softball) - University of Texas at Tyler

Hope Kruebbe (Softball) - Chipola College


Hunter Tucker (Football) - Texas College

Billy Maddox (Football) - Texas College


Reggie Jeter (Football) - Southern Arkansas University

A.J. Carroll (Football) - University of  Arkansas-Monticello 


Drew Lewis (Baseball) - LSU Shreveport

Chris Cruz- (Baseball) - Paris Junior College 

Baylee Williams (Basketball) - Heston Community College

Kaden Loebig (Football) - East Texas Baptist University


Aaron "Poppy" Brown (Football) - Kilgore College

Qua Heath (Football) - Kilgore College

Landon Green (Football) - Hardin Simmons University


Isaiah Davis (Football) - Texas A&M Commerce 

Fernando Serrano (Football) - Louisiana College

Mike Sanchez (Football) - Navarro College

Mycha Stephens (Football) - Louisiana College

Andrew Williams (Football) - Louisiana College

Keylon Mack (Baseball) - Bossier Parish Community College


Michael Drennon (Football) - Tyler Junior College

Dalton Dunagan (Baseball) - Jarvis Christian College


DJ Click (Football) - Howard Payne University

Conner Henson (Football) - Tyler Junior College 


Trae Hall (Football) - University of New Mexico

Garrett Lybrand (Football) - East Texas Baptist University


Zachary Pilgrim (Football) - Hendrix College

Dalton Hall (Football) - Culver-Stockton College

Ty Menefee (Football) - Texas College


Scooter Baker (Football) Southeast Oklahoma State University

Jaeshun Bush (Football) - University of Arkansas-Monticello

Sergio Cabrera (Football) - Cisco College

Josh McDowell (Football) - Houston Baptist University


Emmanuel Daniels (Academics) - Texas A&M University

Bryce Holloway (Academics) - University of Texas

Kharis McFarland (Athletic Trainer) - Baylor University

Tyus Grayson (Football) - Arkansas Tech University

Tra Minter (Football) - Texas College

Jaivon Williams (Football) - Howard Payne University

Tabias Marshall (Football) - Howard Payne University

Michael Givens-Washington (Football) - Hardin-Simmons University


Bucky Duke (Football) - Midwestern State University

Isaiah Smith (Football) - Howard Payne University

Ren Reynolds (Baseball) - Frontier Community College


Mahliek Darty (Football) - Southern Arkansas University

Orion Williams (Football) - Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Decorian Philips (Football) - Tyler Junior College


Chris Kessler (Football) - Texas State University

A'Darius Carter (Football) - Southeastern Oklahoma University

Jaylin Brown (Football) - Kilgore College

J.C. Blakemore (Football) - Howard Payne University

Jalen Carr (Football) - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Davotrick Dotrey (Football) - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Javotrick Dotrey (Football) - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

D'Marhai Dearion (Football) - East Texas Baptist University

Yazmin Rodriguez (Soccer) - Lyon College

Celeste Nunez (Soccer) - Northeast Texas Community College

Carrie Gilliland (Soccer) - University of Texas at Tyler

Madalyn Alexander (Softball) - University of Memphis

Brooke Goynes (Softball) - Kilgore College

Jacob Fidler (Baseball) - Murray State College

Jason Bush (Basketball) - Tyler Junior College


Damario Mattingly (Football) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University


Ashley Walker (Soccer) - Louisiana Tech

Max Quick (Football) - SFA

Jeremiah Davis (Football) - SFA

Malik Jackson (Football) - University of Louisiana Monroe

Isaiah Phillips (Football) - University of Louisiana Monroe


Clay Conway (Football) - Hardin Simmons University

Elizabeth Hardy (Golf) - East Texas Baptist University


Corteze Hurd (Football) - Southern Arkansas University

Chasen Hines (Football) - LSU

Eddie Silas (Football) - Concordia University

Selah Smith (Football) - Concordia University

Kameron Kidd (Football) - University of Southern Mississippi

Marje Smith (Football) - Baylor


DaRyan Williams (Football) - SFA

Mac Duffield (Football) - Southeastern Oklahoma State University


Gary Wiley, Jr. (Football) - SMU

Mose Jeffery (Football) - Kilgore College


Xavier Benson (Football) - Texas Tech University

TJ Cole (Football) - Ouachita Baptist University

Derek Fowler (Football) - Arkansas Tech University

Nick Gavriel (Football) - Arkansas Tech University

Chauncey Martin (Football) - Texas A&M Commerce

Caleb Porchia (Football) - Ouachita Baptist University 

Austin Toler (Football) - Harding University

Cameron Wells (Football) - Southern Nazarene University

Carson Cox (Baseball) - Wichita State University

Braxton Watkins (Golf) - University of Houston


Marquis Gray (Football) - Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Nathan Niedrauer (Football) - Tarleton State University

Lanthony Simmons (Football) - Southern Nazarene University

Neely Williams (Volleyball) - Tyler Junior College

Karla Bustos (Soccer) - Tyler Junior College

Madelyn Filla (Soccer) - Ouachita Baptist University


Ryan Humphries (Football) - Sam Houston State University

D'Idrec Dugan (Football) - Arkansas Tech University

Terrell Turman (Football) - Southern Arkansas University

Mileena Zirretta (Soccer) - Brookhaven College

Makenna Kager (Soccer) - Ouachita Baptist University

Macee Hollins (Softball) - Texas Southern University


Drake Centers (Football) - Texas Southern University

Jimmie Jakubowski (Football) - Howard Payne University

Jaden Marcott (Football) - Howard Payne University 

Demetris Moore (Football) - Missouri Valley College


Trai Gardner (Football) - Trinity Valley Community College

CJ Horn (Football) - Howard Payne University


Jaqualen Brown (Football) - Fort Hays State University

Riley Russell (Football) - Trinity Valley Community College


Willie Allen (Football) - Louisiana Tech

Marcel Southall (Football) - Florida Atlantic University

Brandon Johnson (Football) - Tulsa

Ervin Hill (Football) - Bethel College

Logan Fuller (Football) - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Daqualyn Thomas (Football) - University of Southern Mississippi


Wes Atkinson (Football) - Howard Payne University 

Jacob Mitchell (Athletic Program Assistant) - Kilgore College 


Kris Dike (Football) - TCU


Tyree Wilson (Football) - Texas A&M University


Clayton Cook (Football) - Missouri Southern State University

Trevor Lawrence (Football) - Tyler Junior College

Ken'Tavian McDade (Football) - Hardin Simmons University

Javier Neal (Football) - University of North Texas

Mitchell Melrose (Football) - Abilene Christian University

Christian Owens (Football) - Missouri Southern State University

Kyevon Rider (Football) - Texas A&M Commerce

Dayton Thompson (Football) - Northeastern State University

Sydney Malmstrom (Soccer) - Tyler Junior College

Chloe Towler (Soccer) - Austin College

Mahayla Mitchell (Softball) - University of Arkansas at Monticello

Did we miss someone? If so, please e-mail their name, sport, high school they attend, college with whom they signed, Twitter handle and a picture to KETK's Reagan Roy at

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