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Ten Aldine ISD student-athletes earn scholarships

Ten Aldine ISD student-athletes signed on the dotted line on National Signing Day with colleges and universities across Texas and the United States on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The 10 earned scholarships that will provide them with the opportunities to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

Eisenhower High School had the most student-athletes sign as six football players were awarded scholarships. Running back Donald Catalon, one of the most sought-after backs in the state, signed with the University of Texas and will be a part of head coach Charlie Strong’s first-ever recruiting class at UT. Strong was hired in January to succeed former head coach Mack Brown, who resigned after 16 years as the Longhorns’ head coach.

Other Eagles who signed on Wednesday were quarterback Trevion Roberts, who signed with Texas’ 12 rival Oklahoma State. Defensive back Devlin Isadore signed with Angelo State University, while defensive lineman Quintin Jackson inked with Sam Houston State University, linebacker Jon Johnson signed with Navarro College and defensive back Trenston Hawkins signed with Presentation College in South Dakota.

Nimitz High School had two football players and one soccer player sign on National Signing Day. Running back Martinez Syria signed with Iowa State University, while quarterback Jonathan Banks signed with Kilgore College. Soccer player Albion Nez signed with Florida Atlantic University.

Aldine High School had one signee as wide receiver Joe Lewis signed with Kilgore College.

AISD coaches are hoping more student-athletes will sign later in the spring.