It was an exciting Wednesday for a number of the area’s high school students who will be continuing their athletic careers at the college level.
More than a dozen players from area schools signed to play in college, led by Heights girls basketball star Gracelynn Alvarez signing with the University of Texas-El Paso. The Bulldogs also had Billy Thursland commit to the University of Tulsa football program as a preferred walk-on.
The full list of the area’s college signees is below.
Gracelynn Alvarez – UTEP
Billy Thursland – Tulsa (preferred walk-on)
Brian Mayes – Incarnate Word
Kendric Rhymes – Kilgore Junior College
Patrick McDowell – Texas A&M Kingsville
Christopher Smith – Texas A&M Kingsville
Keyondrick Douglas – Blinn Junior College
Jonovan Foreman – Pittsburgh State
Byron McDaniel – McMurry
Zayan Primes – Howard Payne
Darius Howard – Gustavus Adolphus College
Jovanny Garcia – University of St. Thomas
Bethany Davila – Briar Cliff University
Alexandria Hill – Jarvis Christian College
ST. PIUS X
Carson Rodgers – Texas Wesleyan (football, baseball)