High School: Minnesota

Another Skyline player picks Minnesota

July, 28, 2010
Yet another recruit is riding the Dallas Skyline-to-Minnesota express.

Mike Moore, a defensive end in high school who projects as a college linebacker, has verbally committed to the Golden Gophers. ESPNU gives Moore a three-star rating and ranks him 81st at outside linebacker.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Moore also holds offers from Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Memphis and UTEP.

Minnesota already has four Skyline players on its roster, linebackers Keanon Cooper and Spencer Reeves and receivers Da'Jon McKnight and Troy Stoudermire.

Moore is the second area player from the Class of 2011 to verbally commit to Minnesota, joining Rowlett cornerback Samuel Oyenuga.

Southlake Carroll provides 8 signees

February, 3, 2010
Southlake Carroll has sent its fair share of athletes to NCAA Bowl Subdivision schools over the years, and 2010 is no different.

Eight Dragons signed letters of intent to play at the next level Wednesday morning.

Quarterback David Piland joins a long line of Carroll quarterbacks who have played college football. He signed with Houston after throwing for 2,935 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2009.

Piland's running back, Tommy Avers, signed with Air Force. He rushed for 1,742 yards and 23 touchdowns. Offensive lineman Mason Hathaway signed with Colorado State.

Kicker Cade Foster signed with defending national champion Alabama a year after setting the state's career mark for extra points. He also played linebacker for Carroll.

On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Mitchell Osborne signed with Tulsa, and defensive end Ben Perry signed with Minnesota.

The coaching exodus didn't scare defensive end Jackson Richards away from Texas Tech. He honored his long-standing commitment by signing with the Red Raiders.

Defensive back Kacy Rodgers, who missed most of the 2009 season because of injury, signed with Miami.

Lake Dallas pair signs; QB enrolled

February, 3, 2010
Lake Dallas saw two key contributors from its breakout 2009 season sign with BCS schools Wednesday morning.

Tackle Daryl Williams signed with Oklahoma, and defensive end Josh Tauaefa signed with Minnesota.

Quarterback James Franklin, who threw for 2,361 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,282 yards and 19 touchdowns in 12 games, enrolled at Missouri in January.