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SIGNING DAY: Coverage from around East Texas

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Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 8:39 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 8:19 PM CST
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - It’s Signing Day in East Texas and high school students across the region are preparing to take the next step in their academic and athletic careers.

At Tyler Legacy Highschool, it’s an exciting morning for Jamarion Miller, who signed with Alabama. Bryson Donnell will be in playing for Texas Tech, and Aaron Sears will head to deep East Texas to play at Stephen F. Austin State University!

According to a Facebook post by the school, they are so proud of the students and excited for their future endeavors.

“Without grades, you know I wouldn’t be anything, you know, and look what I did and look where I’m at now,” Miller said.

Sears said the work ethic he learned while at Legacy will stay with him forever as he heads to SFA.

“It’s definitely a great opportunity with the upcoming class, and I feel like we can come out with a great season and a great future,” Donnell said, talking about the opportunity at Texas Tech State University.

Tatum’s Trey Fite also signed to play football at Southern Methodist University.

Trey Fite
Trey Fite((Source: KLTV))

“I think the opportunities that are there, and they’re shaping up to be a good football program, and I think just it’s a great opportunity,” Fite said of SMU.

Carthage’s Kip Lewis also signed to play football at the University of Oklahoma Wednesday.

Kip Lewis signs with the University of Oklahoma
Kip Lewis signs with the University of Oklahoma((Source: KLTV))

During his time at Carthage, Lewis only lost one game as a player and that was to China Spring in the third round of the playoffs this year. He was also voted the 2021 district MVP and made the 2020 Padilla Poll 4A Defensive Player of the Year.

“A really great accomplishment. I feel like you know being able to go early and being able to look at all the hard work that I’ve done.” Lewis said.

WEBXTRA: Carthage's Kip Lewis signs with University of Oklahoma

Hughes Springs’ Chase Brown signed with Briar Cliff University.

Hughes Springs football player Chase Brown signed with Briar Cliff University Wednesday....
Hughes Springs football player Chase Brown signed with Briar Cliff University Wednesday. Pictured are (seated from left to right) Jeff Brown, Zayne Brown, Chase Brown, and Summer Brown, (2nd row standing) Jeremy Phillips, Alec Bryant, Evie Brown, Daisy Brown, Annie Brown, Brandon Green, and Patrick Dukes, (3rd row) Chris Edwards. (Source Hughes Springs head football coach)(Hughes Springs head football coach)

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