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Six cougars, two Falcons ink NLI

February 6, 2019

Crosby ISD assistant athletic director Charlie Coker congratulated a group of six football players who were about to sign their National Letters of Intent on a Febuary morning.

“We spend most of our time not doing this kind of stuff,” he said. “We spend most of our time lifting weights, practicing in 100-degree weather, just the grind of the season. So these kinds of things like this you want to make really special because you don’t get them very often.”

Marquise Doucette, Jaiden Howard, VJ Hartfield, Zac Simon, CJ Lewis, and Hunter Moore put pen to paper, formally accepting offers to continue their football and academic careers at the next level in front of coaches, friends and family at a ceremony at Crosby High School on the morning of Feb. 6.

Doucette, the unanimous 2018 District 12-5A Division 2 Special Teams Player of the Year, is going to Blinn College. Howard, the unanimous 2017 first team All-District quarterback (whose 2018 season was cut short due to injury) is joining Doucette at Blinn College.

Hartfield, a 2018 first team All-District defensive back, is taking his talents to Southern Nazarene University.

Simon, a 2018 first team All-District running back, will enroll at Texas Wesleyan University.

Lewis, a 2018 second team All-District wide receiver, is also going to Texas Wesleyan University.

Moore, a 2018 first team All-District linebacker, will continue his career at Louisiana College.

That group joins Randi Plair and Chayse Todd, who signed their NLI in December. Plair is going to play soccer at Prairie View A&M University, and Todd is going to play football at the University of Houston.

As that ceremony was happening, just up FM 2100 two Hargrave football players were signing their NLI.

Caleb Tiffin and Seth Cozart were both unanimous 2018 first team All-District 11-4A Division 1 defensive linemen.

Tiffin is going to Black Hills State University, and Cozart is going to Missouri Valley College.

“Extremely proud of these two young men. They always came to practice with great enthusiasm. They will make us #Huffmanproud,” Huffman ISD athletic director Mike McEachern tweeted with a photo of the two signees.

elliott.lapin@hearst.com

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