LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Three Dragon football players have traded their black and gold for Lumberjack purple.
Wide receivers Sam Morgan and Ken Rogers and center Tim Meyers all signed their letters of intent to play with the Stephen F. Austin State University Wednesday morning.
"I get to see all my family all of the time," Meyers said. "There's not a big change in town or anything."
"You don't have to drive all over the state," Morgan said. "You can just go right over for mom's homemade cooking"
Rogers and Meyers join the Lumberjacks coming off of First Team All-District selections. Morgan joins the team with Second Team All-District. Meyers also was given an honorable mention on the state level.
The three said the decision to go to SFA was a group decision.
"We talked about it all year," Rogers said. "We said if we could get a scholarship together, that we would take it."
"The team is on the up and up, and I think we can really do something over the next few years," Meyers said.
The decision though was not talked about to Nacogdoches head coach Bobby Reyes.
"To tell you the truth, we didn't talk to him," Rogers said.
Despite being left out of the discussion, Reyes said he knows the three will make an impact at SFA.
"We try to tell our kids that if you work hard and do things right in the class room and in the community, that good things are going to happen for you," Reyes said.
That is a statement SFA Head Coach Clint Conque agrees with.
"Nacogdoches has done a great job the last couple of years," Counque said. "Those young men will have an opportunity to come in August and grow with our football program.
Both hope the three's potential translates to wins on the field.