Signing Day: Tomball student-athletes announce college decisions
Several Tomball, Tomball Memorial and Concordia Lutheran student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level during on National Signing Day, Feb. 6.
The regular Division I football signing period began Feb. 6 and concludes April 1. For Division II recruits the signing period ends August 1. The regular basketball signing period starts April 17 and closes May 15. The initial signing date for all other Div. I and Div. II sports started last Nov. 14 and closes Aug. 1, 2019.
Over 15 northwest Houston football players signed early ahead of National Signing Day, counting Tomball three-star tight end Logan Compton, who signed at Baylor, Klein Collins four-star running back Isaiah Spiller, who signed at Texas A&M, Langham Creek three-star dual-threat quarterback Chris Herron, who signed at Kansas State, and Westfield three-star dual threat quarterback Terrance Gipson, who signed at SMU.
Over 80 northwest Houston athletes, in addition to football, have also signed during the early basketball and football signing periods.
Related: Early basketball signing period and early football signing period
Tomball Memorial (8-3, 6-2) lost to Vandegrift 35-14 at Monroe Memorial Stadium in the Bi-District round. The Wildcats ended the season with a school record eight wins in their first year in Class 6A in District 14-6A under head coach Sam Parker.
One of the players whom Parker relied on was all-purpose back Jorden Gidrey, who was named to the 2018 first team all-district in 14-6A and committed to Air Force last November.
“This has been an amazing journey with many ups and downs,” Gidrey said. “I’ve put in many hours of hard work to get to the point I am today. I want to thank my parents for always supporting me and being there for me. Thank you to all my coaches, mentors and role models that have instilled great characteristics in me.”
Tomball lost against John Tyler 43-17, at Rose Stadium in the Bi-District round. The Cougars ended the season at 6-5 overall and 4-3 in District 8-5A under head coach Kevin Flanigan.
Tackle Tyler Youngdale committed to Southern Arkansas University in January and recognizes that he had a lot help from coaches along the way during his senior year.
“I want to thank coach Codutti, coach Johnson, coach Blaylock, coach Flanigan and the rest of the Tomball football coaching staff for believing in me and allowing me to show what I can do,” Youngdale said.
Jorden Gidrey - Air Force Academy
Christian Lovick - Tulsa University
Karli Rose - LSU
Briana Beaty - University of North Texas
Italie Speziale - Blinn College
Austin Roccaforte - Wichita State University
Tim Williamson - Harvard University
Peyton Pauze - Jacksonville State University
Ashlyn Lynch - Ouachita Baptist University
Eli Kerim - Texas Tech
Tyler Youngdale - Southern Arkansas University
Da’Veon Vean - Southern Arkansas University
Christian Mobley - Northwestern State
Levi Marion - East Texas Baptist University
Brady Cox - Austin College
Colin Howard - Drake
Nic Van de Graaf - Colorado School of the Mines
Colin Harrigan - Trinity University
Football and golf
Jason Marsh - Anderson University
Alyssa Hinson - Mary Hardin Baylor
Dylan Simmons - Colby Community College
Jacob Bryant - Alvin Community College