“It was good to feel wanted, but it was stressful at the same time because you had to tell people no. That’s the hardest thing in the world because you’ve built such good relationships with these coaches, but in the end you have to tell somebody no, and you have to tell somebody yes. They all understand that.” – Joseph Gonzales, Waco High, on recruiting process

“Devean (Porter) was iffy on where he wanted to go, and I just called him and said the coach from OPSU is interested in you. Give him a call back, and stuff like that. I told him to stay patient and do what he wants to do, pick the school that he likes. OPSU is home for the next four years.” – D.J. Scott, Waco High, on his conversations with teammate Devean Porter

“He told me the first year is going to be one of the hardest years of your life. You’re going to go from being the guy to being not as good as hardly any of the guys there, but he said just go there and get ready to bust your butt. Do everything you can, and it’ll all work out.” – Matt McNew, Robinson, on advice he received from older brother Andy, a Stephen F. Austin offensive lineman

“First of all they have one of the best nursing programs in the country, and that’s something that I really liked. I just fell in love with the campus and the coaches do things very similar to our coaches and seem like winners.” – Trevian Medlock, Mart, on why he chose Mary Hardin-Baylor

“I think what sold me is the Christian environment and what they have to offer. They have a lot there, and I’m just excited to be in that environment to push me closer to God and create me to be a better person than I already am.” – Kennedy Miller, Robinson, on choosing Dallas Baptist to play soccer

“It’s a pretty big deal (to have Patrick Morrow) with me. We’re best buds, so it’s a great opportunity.” – Daylon McWhorter, Robinson, on signing with Hill College to play baseball

“It’s great. All my family and friends came down. My old softball coach from Mart came down. My youth minister, everybody who is really important to me came down to watch me sign.” – Chloe Brignac, Robinson, on signing with Northeast Texas Community College to play softball

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