Lion Football welcomes 34 signees on National Signing Day.
COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach David Bailiff announced the initial signees to the 2020 signing class on Wednesday. The Lions welcomed 34 signees to the program on the first day of the signing period.
The class features numerous all-state and all-district picks, team captains, as well as academic all-stars.
The Lions will begin spring practices in the first week of March, with the Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, April 4, with alumni and children’s activities also on that day.
For more information on the Lion program and future signees, follow the team’s Twitter account @Lions_FB.
|Gabe Adams||WR||6-2||185||Fr.||Longview, Texas||Pine Tree HS|
|Damaris August||WR||6-1||190||Jr.||Apopka, Fla.||Apopka HS||College of the Canyons|
|Cavin Branin||LB||6-0||210||Fr.||Mont Belvieu, Texas||Barbers Hill HS|
|Cale Burke||TE||6-1||215||Fr.||Cypress, Texas||Cy Falls HS|
|Drew Carstens||TE||6-5||230||Fr.||Bridgeport, Texas||Bridgeport HS|
|Rehoboth Chibesa||OL||6-2||315||Jr.||Little Elm, Texas||Little Elm HS||Cisco College|
|Terrien Collins||S||6-3||180||Fr.||Jasper, Texas||Jasper HS|
|Cole Dagen||OL||6-4||310||Fr.||Garland, Texas||North Garland HS|
|Jakobe Darden||DL||6-4||230||Fr.||Dallas, Texas||W.T. White HS|
|Orvis Fowler||WR||6-2||180||Fr.||Houston, Texas||Waltrip HS|
|Xayvion Fuller||DL||6-3||230||Fr.||Dallas, Texas||South Oak Cliff HS|
|Davion Haynes||LB||6-2||240||Fr.||Lake Worth, Texas||Lake Worth HS|
|Cameron Hutchings||WR||6-1||170||Fr.||Cedar Hill, Texas||Cedar Hill HS|
|Corben Jimenez||OL||6-0||290||Fr.||Klein, Texas||Klein HS|
|Jadin Jones||OL||6-5||310||Fr.||Killeen, Texas||Killeen HS|
|Jarius Jones||TE||6-2||260||Fr.||Ennis, Texas||Ennis HS|
|Keon Jones||DB||5-10||180||Fr.||Klein, Texas||Klein Oak HS|
|Jo-Bentley Keilani||OL||6-3||330||Jr.||Tacoma, Wash.||Lakes HS||Mt. SAC College|
|Sean-Krystoff King||S||5-10||185||Fr.||Humble, Texas||Summer Creek HS|
|Kevin Ledee||WR||6-5||190||So.||Cypress, Texas||Cy Ridge HS||Tulane|
|Michael McIntosh||TE||6-6||250||Fr.||Beaumont, Texas||Hardin-Jefferson HS|
|Chandler Noble||OL||6-3||320||Fr.||Fairfield, Texas||Fairfield HS|
|Lejuene Patterson||WR||6-4||210||Fr.||Cypress, Texas||Cy Ridge HS|
|Michael Phoenix||WR||6-2||190||Fr.||Conroe, Texas||Conroe HS|
|Elias Pino||WR||5-10||180||Fr.||Cypress, Texas||Cy Ranch HS|
|Jaden Proctor||WR||5-10||175||Fr.||Mexia, Texas||Mexia HS|
|Eric Rodriguez||QB||5-11||190||Fr.||Missouri City, Texas||Travis HS|
|Lazarus Rosario||DL||6-3||220||Fr.||Sachse, Texas||Sachse HS|
|Christian Shaw||DB||5-10||175||Fr.||Mansfield, Texas||Lake Ridge HS|
|Bryson Stewart||DL||6-2||250||Fr.||Missouri City, Texas||Ridge Point HS|
|Anthonie Thomas||OL||6-8||320||Jr.||Houston, Texas||James Madison HS||Kilgore College|
|Christian Traylor||DB||5-10||180||Fr.||Arlington, Texas||Martin HS|
|Cedrick Wilcox III||LB||6-0||235||Sr.||Port St. Lucie, Fla.||Treasure Coast HS||Jacksonville|
|Isiah Wright||LB||6-3||210||Fr.||Austin, Texas||Lake Travis HS|
*** TEAM IMPACT PHOTO/B-ROLL OPPORTUNITY ***
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 at 5 p.m.
9-Year-Old Joins A&M-Commerce Men’s Basketball Roster
Through Team IMPACT “Draft Day” Ceremony
Emerson DePaz of Greenville, TX to Become Official Lions Teammate
While Courageously Battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
WHAT: Boston-headquartered national nonprofit Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing acute and chronic illnesses through the power of team, along with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Men’s Basketball Team, will hold a special Draft Day celebration for 9-year-old Emerson DePaz of Greenville, TX on Thursday, February 6 in the Field House.
Through Team IMPACT’s program at Division II Texas A&M University-Commerce, the top recruit will become an official member of the Men’s Basketball Team. As a team member, Emerson will attend Lions practices, games, team dinners, events, and more.
Draft Day Media Moments:
- Emerson signing an official Letter of Intent
- Special remarks by Texas A&M University-Commerce Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jaret von Rosenberg
WHO: Top 2020 Recruit, Emerson DePaz, of Greenville, TX
Texas A&M University-Commerce 2019-2020 Men’s Basketball Team
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, MA, that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched 2,000 children with over 700 colleges and universities in 48 states, reaching over 55,000 participating student-athletes. The child joins the athletic team, and the student-athletes join the child’s support team. Throughout the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie, and support while the student-athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency, and perspective they can’t learn in a classroom.
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2019
5:00pm (5:15pm suggested media arrival)
WHERE: Field House
1807 Hunt Street
Commerce, TX 75428
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACTS:
Judy Sackfield – Deputy Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Success/SWA
firstname.lastname@example.org / 903-468-86598
Josh Manck – Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications
email@example.com / 903-886-5131
Team IMPACT MARKETING CONTACT:
Kelly Roberts – Director of Marketing & Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org / 617-290-3800