Nine seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play Colegate Sports on the national Signing Day
The first Wednesday in February is always a big day in High School Gyms and Auditoriums across the whole country. The First Wednesday in February is the first day that several High School sports athletes can sign National Letters of Intent to accept scholarship money in lue of playing college athletics. Football being one of those sports that sign on the first Wednesday in February makes the day huge for news and media.
Johnson held an Early Signing period event back in October and had seven seniors sign NLIs during the early signing period that is set up for Basketball, Golf, Swimming and baseball. On this past Wednesday Johnson added nine more seniors to the 2014 class list of scholarship athletes.
NLIs are signing by High School seniors securing scholarship money at DI, DII and junior colleges. DIII Colleges do not offer athletic Scholarships.
Wednesday Johnson held their event in the large gym with Fox News doing a live feed on their morning news cast as well as the Express-news and other media outlets on hand.
Robert Ford signed for a track Scholarship at the University of Southern California to get the ceremony underway. After Robert the signing table was occupied by four Johnson senior girls soccer players. Tiana Soulas and Sarah Fish will both be playing soccer at Arkansas Ouchita Baptist University next year.
Nia Stallings signed with Rice Soccer and Caitlin Schwartz rounded out the four soccer players by signing with Sam Houston State where she will play trade in her Columbia Blue for Bobcat Orange.
The State Semifinalist football team was well represented as well. Four football signees and three of the four from the offensive line signed NLIs on Wednesday.
Robert Ballard will be heading to Stephan F Austin to become a Lumberjack. Jeremiah McCutcheon will join his brother Tim (Class of 13) at Wayland Baptist next year.
J.C. Rast has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and will play Football for the Falcons. Joining J.C. at the Air Force Academy will be running back Darion McElhannon. J.C. and Darion not only committed to play football for one of the service academies but more importantly made a lifelong commitment to serve the country.
Several Johnson Athletes are still weighing their options and can sign at anytime now that we are past the National Signing Day. The Athletic Department will host one more Signing day ceremony in May for the seniors that commit between now and May.
Congratulations to all of the Seniors Signing NLIs as well as the Athletes committed to play at Division III colleges as well.