Eight Crowley ISD student-athletes have now signed their National Letters of Intent to play football at various universities and colleges in 2021.
On Wednesday morning, North Crowley High School seniors Aniel Pastrana and Zakaree Fenderson inked with Mount Marty University out of South Dakota in front of a crowd of family, teammates and coaches inside the NCHS library. The offensive line duo joins linebacker Kobe Ranson who signed his letter of intent to continue his career at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and linebacker Kejuan Coleman who will continue his playing career at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri.
The quartet joins fellow seniors Coryon Francis (University of New Mexico), Ronald Wilson (University of New Mexico) and Joseph Heath (Texas Southern University) who previously inked their football letters of intent during the early signing period in December.
Wednesday's National Signing Day is the second period a high school senior can sign a binding Letter of Intent for college football, which also offers an early December signing period. A letter of intent is binding for both the player and school for one academic year as long as the player is eligible to enroll at the college.
This senior group helped NCHS have one of the most successful season's in program history as the Panthers made the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and claimed their first playoff win in 17 years with a 23-16 Bi-District playoff round win over Byron Nelson High School. NCHS closed out the year with a 7-4 overall record, including a 5-0 mark at home.
On Thursday afternoon, Crowley High School senior Mario Dailey signed with Tabor College out of Hillsboro, Ks.
February NCHS Football Signing Period
No. 52 Aniel Pastrana - Offensive Lineman - Mount Marty University
No. 55 Zakaree Fenderson - Offensive Lineman - Mount Marty University
No. 5 Kobe Ranson - Linebacker - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
No. 33 Kejuan Coleman - Linebacker - Culver-Stockton College
February CHS Football Signing Period
No. 11 Mario Dailey - Wide Receiver - Tabor College
December NCHS Football Signing Period
No. 11 Coryon Francis - Safety – University of New Mexico
No. 6 Ronald Wilson - Safety - University of New Mexico
No. 62 Joseph Heath - Offensive Lineman - Texas Southern University
Zakaree Fenderson - Mount Marty University
Kejuan Coleman - Culver-Stockton College
Coryon Francis - University of New Mexico (December Signing Period)
Joseph Heath - Texas Southern University (December Signing Period)
Aniel Pastrana - Mount Marty University
Kobe Ranson - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Ronald Wilson - University of New Mexico (December Signing Period)
Mario Dailey - Tabor College