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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




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


Judy Sackfield – Deputy Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Success/SWA

judy.sackfield@tamuc.edu / 903-468-86598

Josh Manck – Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications

josh.manck@tamuc.edu / 903-886-5131


Kelly Roberts – Director of Marketing & Communications

kroberts@teamimpact.org / 617-290-3800