In front of a packed field house, eight of Abilene high's seniors signed or committed to play college athletics for the fall of 2013.
Wide receiver Keevan Lucas headlined the stellar class of eight. Lucas officially signed to play football at Tulsa. The District 2-5A first-team selection committed to Tulsa immediately after attending its off season camp before his senior year began.
Quarterback Evin Abbe, cornerback Conlan Aguirre, offensive lineman Ethan Miko, and linebacker Brandon Seely committed to play football for Hardin-Simmons University.
Abbe, who is second cousin with HSU head coach Jesse Burleson, can't wait to get started with the Cowboys.
"I'm ready to do whatever I have to do to help the team," Abbe said.
James Muniz signed with Angelo State, where he plans to compete in track and field.
"They have a great history at Angelo," Muniz said. "I also want to be a physical therapist and they have a great department in that field."
Marcell Porter signed to play football at West Texas A&M. Porter had an outstanding season, joining the likes of Paxton Grayer, and Herschel Sims as the latest in a line of great running backs at Abilene High. Grayer rushed for 1,785 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season.
Chantz Anderson signed to play football for Johns Hopkins University. Anderson was voted as the first-team center in District 2-5A this past fall. He plans on pursuing a degree in medicine while competing for a starting role on the football team.