National Signing Day: over 30 local athletes sign to play college football


National Signing Day has come to a close and it was a banner year for El Paso and Las Cruces. Over 30 local student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play college football, including seven full-ride scholarships to Division One programs.

KTSM 9 Sports made several stops across the Borderland to highlight Wednesday’s signings in a KTSM 9 Sports National Signing Day Special. Tune in!

Local National Signing Day signings:

Americas High School
Dasen Chisolm, OL, Tarleton State University

Andress High School
Jalen Joseph, RB, UTEP
Mark Ramos, K, UTEP (Preferred Walk-On)
Jalen Pickens, S, Western New Mexico University
Jeff Griffon, LB, Western New Mexico University

Chapin High School

Will Williams, DB, Baylor
Lama Lavea, DT, NMSU
Quintavius Workman, WR, UTEP
Julian Lopez, TE, UTEP (Preferred Walk-On)

Coronado High School
Jack Niland, OL, TCU (Preferred Walk-On)
Dominique Varela, OLB/TE, UTPB
Tommy Barrett, LB/FB, Hardin Simmons University

Del Valle High School

Raymond Montez, QB, UTPB
Danny Cortez, WR/DB, Valley City State University
Sam Trejo, OL, Valley City State University
Cauy Oropeza, WR/DB, Western New Mexico University
Karch Gardiner, WR/DB, Arkansas (Preferred Walk-On)

Eastwood High School
Eddie Cruz, WR, Western New Mexico University

Franklin High School

Taj Crenshaw, ATH, UTPB

Horizon High School

Isaiah Quijas, ATH, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Parkland High School

Deion Hankins, RB, UTEP
Khtatib Lyles, WR, North Texas
Dontavious Campbell, S, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Las Cruces High School

Chase Chaloupek, RB, West Texas A&M

Montwood High School

Jason Fernandez, QB, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Richard Lara, OL, Western New Mexico University
Eric Ramirez, LB, Western New Mexico University
David Marentes, LB, Trinity International College

Pebble Hills High School

Caleb Gerber, RB, Air Force
Mario Carmona, OL, Western New Mexico University
CJ Beanes, S, Western New Mexico University
Fabio Novoa, OL, UTEP (Preferred Walk-On)

Riverside High School

Jerald Davis, DB, San Diego Meda Community College

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