National signing day is a big day. It's a time when high school football players that are highly recruited officially make it known where they will attend college and play their sport. Judson Rockets had a recruiting class of 10 signees going to a variety of state and private colleges and universities. Family, friends and the news media were all gathered to witness the big day. Head Football Coach Sean McAuliffe and Coach Joel Call briefly shared their thoughts about this group of players and JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya was also on hand to offer his congratulations.
Here are the individual signees and where they are going:
Alton Robinson- Texas A&M
Terrence Hickman- University of Incarnate Word
Greg Craddock- Abilene Christian
Dominique Ramsey- Texas A&M Commerce
Xavier Morris- Texas A&M Commerce
Shane Calvin- Texas A&M Kingsville
Malik Taylor- Navarro College
Jakob Alonzo- Cisco College
Dreshon Govan- Mary Hardin Baylor University
Fred Coronado- Howard Payne University
Melissa Ayala signed a letter of intent to continue to play at the next level...her destination...Frank Phillips College. She is a hard working versitile player who will be playing her senior year as a Rocket as a utility player because of her adaptability. She is the daughter of John and Lyla Ayala. While she is going to attend FPC on an athletic scholarship, she's a smart cookie as well with plans to study Criminal Justice and someday work as a District Attorney. Frank Phillips College is located in Borger, Texas. Congratulations Melissa and good luck!!
Whether your student is a grand prize for a college athletic recruiter or you are just starting down the recruiting road to get noticed, there is a great seminar that will be very helpful. The athletic staff at Judson High School invites middle school and high school parents in JISD that want to know more about navigating the college recruitment waters. This will include explaining the NCAA eligibility rules, academic requirements, the difference between athletic divisions that colleges belong to, as well as the role of the prospect and the parent in the process. So if your student has aspirations of competing in athletics at the next level and possibly securing a scholarship, this event is a must. It's February 4th at the Performing Arts Center next to Judson High School in the small recital hall from 7 pm to 8 pm. It's a great chance to listen, learn and ask questions so you can cut through the confusion.
Questions? Call 945-1108.
She's one of the best athletic talents to come out of Judson ISD and she's being recognized by more and more experts and scouts. Amber Ramirez has been now named to the 2016 McDonald's All-American Team. She is one of 24 outstanding high school senior girls basketball players chosen for the honor and the only basketball player male or female from JISD to be selected for it. Because of her selection, she will play in the 15th Annual Girls Game at the United Center in Chicago in March.
Amber has also been named to the Naismith Trophy Girls' High School Midseason Team, which is also a national award. She's one of six on this team from Texas. Amber is the daughter of Mike and Melissa Ramirez and is a 4-year starter for the T-Birds. She averages 26 points a game and recently received an athletic scholarship to play basketball at TCU next fall.
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Amber Ramirez with family for her TCU signing
The Judson High School Cheerleaders seem to stand out at just about every event they attend and any competition they go to. That's what happened at the NCA National Championship in Dallas recently. They cheered, flipped and bounced their way to place second overall and walked away with the competition's Showmanship Award. This energetic group is directed by Coaches LaTonya Jones, James Devno and Alexis Mooney. Way to go!!