National Signing Day 2013

EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - It's a big day for high school athletes across East Texas. Today is National Signing Day.

Big time news broke Tuesday evening -- two John Tyler star football players switched schools for National Signing Day. Fred Ross will not go to Oklahoma State. He instead opted for the SEC and will sign with Mississippi State. Tyus Bowser, once an Oklahoma State commit, will now sign with Houston -- that's where his teammate and quarterback Greg Ward is going.

Fourteen Longview High School student athletes on Wednesday morning signed national letters of intent to study and play at the college level. The standouts from the football, and ladies' track and soccer programs made their written commitments in the presence of family, coaches and classmates during a special ceremony in the Lobo Turf Room.

Soccer commitments:
Jennifer Boudreau – University of Memphis
Keeley Bowles – Tyler Junior College

Track commitment:
Amber Redic – Stephen F. Austin State University

Football commitments:
Eric Hawkins – Tyler Jr. College
Corey Bartley – Texas A&M – Commerce
Nakia Brown – Texas A&M – Commerce/Navarro Junior College
Bivins Caraway – University of Louisiana – Monroe
Colin Jeter – U.S. Air Force Academy
Demarkus Lathan – Tarleton State
Jalen Porter – Iowa Central College
Torean Sheppard – Tarleton State
Justinn Spady – Texas A&M – Commerce
Tory White – Lamar University
Cornelius Williams – Texas A&M Commerce/Navarro Junior College


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Here is a list of East Texas athletes signing letters of intent:

Dac Shaw Mineola High School LB Texas Christian University
Rilee Miller Grace High School Volleyball Tyler Junior College
Fred Ross
John Tyler
  Mississippi State
Tyus Bowser
John Tyler
  University of Houston
Darion Flowers
John Tyler
  Sam Houston State
Jesslan Carroll
John Tyler
Richland Community College
Trey Washington
  Southern Methodist University
Xavier Fluellen
  Tyler Junior College
Brady English
  Tyler Junior College
Demontrai Lewis
  Sam Houston State
Patrick "Monsta" Brown
  Stephen F. Austin
Nick Siler
  Air Force
Justin Spady
  Texas A&M Commerce
Bivins Caraway
  University of Louisiana Monro
Corey Bartley
  Texas A&M Commerce
Demarkus Lathan
  Tarleton State
Colin Jeter
  Air Force
AJ Davis Kilgore   Sam Houston
Josh Daniels Kilgore   Tyler Junior College
Dylan Cantrell Whitehouse   Texas Tech
Darrell Minifee Jacksonville WR Tyler Junior College
Dadrian "DD" Franklin Jacksonville Inside/Outside Receiver Tyler Junior College
Cory Holman Jacksonville TE Trinity Valley Community College
Bryson Haywood Jacksonville LB Trinity Valley Community College
Haden Bryant
  Northwest Missouri
Luc Swimberghe
  Sam Houston State


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