LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Luis DeJesus has a reputation for having a big stick on the baseball field and Tuesday he decided where he's going after he completes his senior year at Lufkin High School.
Surrounded by his family, DeJesus signed on the line as flashes from cameras recording the big decision went off.
DeJesus signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Angelina College next year, but first he has to complete what he started at Lufkin High.
Coming off a breakout season in 2009, DeJesus said he's looking forward to doing all he can to help the Pack get back to the state championship. DeJesus is one of Lufkin's best pitchers and he knows how to swing the bat. He received "The Big Stick" award his junior year for his prowess at the plate. He also joined several of his teammates on the 14-5A All-District team for his pitching skills.
Last year Lufkin made it to the state tournament for the first time since 1994. The Panthers finished the season 30–10, falling short of winning the state championship against E.P. Socorro, 12-7.
Panther fans will be able to follow the first baseman's career next season when he trades his purple and gold for Roadrunner blue, orange and white.
Katie Worden is filling in for Sports Director Nick James and she'll have more on DeJesus' decision tonight on KTRE's East Texas Sports.