Dragons Win on National Signing Day
Feb 03, 2016 12:53PM
● By Mike
By Robert Halliman
With millions of athletes all over the country participating in high school athletics, only about two percent are presented the opportunity to continue their athletic aspirations at the next level. As college scholarships not only allow student athletes to pursue their educational aspirations at a discounted price, but also allow athletes to have a shot of potentially playing at the professional level, signing day has become a huge opportunity bestowed only to a select few.
The beacon of success in the state of Texas, Southlake Carroll, is nationally known for funneling its athletes to elite universities after graduation. Having athletes from all over the high school sports spectrum attend top-notch colleges to pursuit their athletic and academic dreams, the Dragon sports program has built a reputation that has preceded itself. Having had 20 student athletes sign national letters of intent on national signing day since 2014, the Southlake Carroll class of 2016 produced 11 athletes who signed to various universities all over the country. As families, friends and coaches gathered around to bask in the glory that is signing day, it was all smiles throughout Dragon country.
Southlake Carroll Football Coach Hal Wasson produced another class of elite athletes who will go on to pursue their athletic dreams at the next level as six players signed letters of intent. Running Back Li’l Jordan Humphrey (University of Texas), who set the Carroll single season rushing record in 2014 leads the class, while wide receiver Zach Farrar (University of Oklahoma), Offensive Tackle Trace Anderson (Southwestern University), Cornerback Obi Eboh (Stanford), Offensive Tackle Lucas Tribble (Yale), and Long Snapper IV Seacoat who signed to Texas Tech as a preferred walk-on all signed LOIs.
Wide Receiver Zach Farrar, who recently switched his commitment from Mississippi State University, will play both football and baseball at the University of Oklahoma. The aspiring professional athlete also sees his education as a possible means to one day get a law degree.
“It’s a feeling of relief honestly. Signing those papers and getting it done has been a huge weight off my shoulders,” says Farrar.
The Dragon Women’s Soccer program also had a great signing day, as four athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue their soccer careers at the Division 1 Level. Mary Meehan, who became the 19th player in Lady Dragons Soccer history to score 20 goals, led the class as she signed with in-state SMU, while Grace Dunker (Purdue) Allie Luna (Kansas State) and Grace Cory (Texas A&M) round out the class for a 12-1 women’s team, who is looking to make a state title run this season.
Looking forward to joining her teammates in College Station next season, Grace Cory sees the next four years of her athletic career being quite a successful one.
“I’m excited to see where my college journey takes me. I’m also very excited about the possibility to help bring A&M back to the Final Four,” says Cory.
The Dragon Water Polo team also had a signee as Katie Nedrow signed with the Patriot League’s Bucknell University to round out the signing day for the Dragons.
With all this continued success, Principal Shawn Duhon is looking for more in the future, as he sees this day as a great opportunity for the Dragon community. “It’s a great expectation. We hope that every year we can fit those kids in a university, and celebrate their joyous times and accomplishments throughout the year. It’s a great environment where the whole day our kids, and our faculty are excited for the campus.”