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Crosby’s Chayse Todd ink committment to Houston

December 20, 2018

When Crosby offensive guard Chayse Todd signed his National Letter of Intent on the morning of Dec. 19, he reflected back on this point a year prior.

Then, he didn’t have any scholarship offers. Now he is committing to continue his academic and football careers at the University of Houston, a Division I school in his hometown.

Todd said he chose the University of Houston so he could stay close to his family and so they could come watch him play.

That afternoon his coaches, family, and friends gathered at Crosby High School to celebrate Todd signing his NLI.

Coach Jeff Riordan and offensive line coach Charlie Coker spoke briefly about him at the ceremony, with Coker saying, “If I could have five players who play as hard as he can, I would take them.”

Coker mentioned that Todd had been named an Honorable Mention 5A All-State offensive lineman by the AP Sports editors that morning.

He had already been named a District 12-5A Division 2 second team All-District offensive guard.

This is the second year of a new early signing period in December, in addition to the traditional signing period in February.

“I feel that, if you commit to sign, you should sign right there,” Todd said of his decision to sign during that early signing period. “Why wait? There’s no point in waiting.”

Earlier that day at Crosby High School, Randi Plair signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Prairie View A&M University.

elliott.lapin@hearst.com

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