Several Lake Highlands High School student athletes participated in National Signing Day this morning, signing letters of intent to play football on college teams all over the country.
“We are very proud to call these young men Wildcats,” said Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator Lonnie Jordan, “and are excited to see what they will accomplish in the next chapter of their lives.”
Terrance Clark and Quinton Freeman will play at West Texas A&M University, Nathan Hall signed with Northwestern Oklahoma University, Quinntodd Craine-Lewis will play at Cisco Junior College and Brandon Anderson signed with Friends University.
In December, Corey Fulcher signed early with Texas Tech University and Trumane Bell committed to the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Like many of his fellow signees, Brandon knew his choice was right the minute he stepped on campus.
“It was an instinct,” he told me. “Lake Highlands feels like home because people love me, and I felt the same way at Friends University.”
“My main goal is to get a good education,” said Brandon. “I don’t plan on moving, I plan on playing all four years. I’m also excited about playing football for them because it’s my brother, Arthur’s, rival school – he goes to Southwestern in Winfield, Kansas, about 45 minutes south. I’ve never played against my brother – we’ve always played together.”
Though he doesn’t play for the Wildcats, LHHS senior Hayden Harris also signed to play lacrosse at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Lauren Crabtree will play volleyball at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
“It’s a joy to coach high character kids, and these kids are at the top of the curve,” said Coach Jordan at the signing ceremony. “I don’t think I can ever thank Lake Highlands enough for the time and effort you put in – not to your kids, but to all the kids we have an opportunity to coach and who walk these halls.”