Gymnastics is not a UIL sanctioned sport, but there are still quite a few talented athletes competing around the state.

East Texas is home to several of those great gymnasts and 2 of them have now decided where they’ll be competing next year.

Drew Watson, a student at Lee, will be heading to Auburn, while Danica Abanto, who goes to East Texas Christian Academy, has signed with Ohio State.

Both gymnasts say they're ready for the jump into major college gymnastics. They also both add that they’re looking forward to being in the big city and exploring a major college campus.

Their local gymnastics coaches say that both Watson and Abanto should be great additions to their college teams and will both be big contributors for their squads.