KISD Student-Athletes Participate in National Signing Day
Athletes declare national letters of intent to play at the collegiate level
Feb. 1, 2012 — More than 40 student-athletes from all four high schools across the Klein ISD took part in the 2012 National Signing Day held Feb. 1, 2012. Athletes from several sports took part in the day as Klein High had 10 athletes, Klein Collins 15, Klein Forest four and Klein Oak 12 ink college scholarships.
The Klein High Bearkats who declared included: Laura Alcorn (soccer, Angelo State University), Connor Belvin (baseball, Texarkana College), Lauren Hutchinson (volleyball, Clarkson University New York), Macey Pool – (volleyball, Houston Baptist University), Lauren Sestak (soccer, McNeese State University), DaVante’ Smith (football, Blinn Junior College), Kaylin Storey (volleyball, Loyola University New Orleans), Rachael Turner (Soccer, Colorado School of Mines), Adam West (football, U.S. Naval Academy) and Ben Weaver (football, Boise State University).
Klein Collins Tigers inked letters in five different sports, and included: Billy Aubertin (football, McNeese State), Jessica Borrego (softball, Concordia University), John Craven (football, U.S. Naval Academy), Kaili Crow (volleyball, U.S. Military Academy-Westpoint), Austin Dean (baseball, University of Texas), Andrew Everett (football, Colorado School of Mines), C.J. Hinojosa (baseball, University of Texas), Cory Geisler (baseball, Texas State University), Taylor Grissom (softball, Mary Hardin Baylor), Angelica Gonzales (softball, Sam Houston State University), Veja Hamilton (basketball, Texas Christian University), Roland Leal (football, U.S. Air Force Academy), Molly McCage (volleyball, University of Texas), Heidi Otto (volleyball, University of Southern Mississippi), Shane Rhodes (football, Boise State University), Ryan Santos (football, University of New Mexico), Richard Smith (football, West Texas A&M University), Amy South (volleyball, Central Arkansas), Tyler Stehling (football, Rice University), Kelsey Villasenor (softball, Navarro Junior College)
Klein Forest Golden Eagles who penned scholarships includes: Derail Green (basketball, Wichita State), Farrell Jones (football, Tyler Jr. College), Alex Reece (track, Baylor University) and Markel Steward-Gillespie (football, Navarro Junior College).
Klein Oak Panthers had 12 football signees declare, including: Nicky Baratti (University of Notre Dame), Derek Downing (Austin College), EJ Fatu (Blinn Junior College), Deion Hill (Angelo State University), AJ Hilliard (Texas Christian University), Jeremy Jones (undecided), Tuff McClain (Northwestern State – Louisiana), Conner McQueen (Texas A&M University), Torrence Porter (Blinn Junior College), Daniel Shaul (University of Texas-El Paso), DaShone Smith (University of Texas-El Paso), and Cody Speigelhauer (Kilgore Junior College).