Grapevine’s Alan Bowman and Mansfield Timberview’s Jalen Knox received official scholarship letters on Tuesday while Saginaw Boswell power forward Audrey Warren committed to Texas basketball. Steve Nurenberg, Bob Haynes, Brad Loper Special to the Star-Telegram
Grapevine’s Alan Bowman and Mansfield Timberview’s Jalen Knox received official scholarship letters on Tuesday while Saginaw Boswell power forward Audrey Warren committed to Texas basketball. Steve Nurenberg, Bob Haynes, Brad Loper Special to the Star-Telegram

High School Sports

Football players receive official letters; Cleburne, Boswell, Grapevine girls commit

By Brian Gosset

bgosset@star-telegram.com

August 01, 2017 08:47 PM

UPDATED August 01, 2017 08:51 PM

With Tuesday marking the official day of football players receiving their scholarship letters, some of the area’s top athletes took to Twitter and expressed their excitement.

ALAN BOWMAN (3 stars)

Grapevine senior quarterback Alan Bowman, who enters the fall perhaps the best one under center among Star-Telegram area players, committed to Texas Tech in June.

Bowman threw for 43 touchdowns in 2016 and was voted 8-5A MVP.

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Official #wreckem pic.twitter.com/v6TdJe7reb

— Alan Bowman (@_alanbowman_) August 1, 2017

.@_alanbowman_ to Zach Carnes again! Grapevine 42, Dunbar 0 10:14 4Q. pic.twitter.com/GldK30YDQW

— Darren Lauber (@darren_lauber) September 30, 2016

JACKSON GLEESON (3 stars)

A second-team all-district wideout last season, Mansfield senior Jackson Gleeson finished with a team-high 428 yards and four touchdowns. The Baylor commit had two 100-yard games.

It's official #BFast #Sicem pic.twitter.com/AbFrzVc2H3

— Jackson (@jgleeson22) August 1, 2017

JALEN KNOX (3 stars)

Committed to Missouri since the start of June, Timberview senior Jalen Knox enters 2017 as one of the top versatile players in the Metroplex. He can play receiver, running back and returns kickoffs and punts.

Official pic.twitter.com/fTsmxecyaG

— Jalen Knox (@JalenKnox9_) August 1, 2017

BYRON HOBBS (3 stars)

Eastern Hills’ senior linebacker Byron Hobbs committed to Texas in April. He had nine sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception for the Highlanders. He added three receiving touchdowns on offense.

This is my Official Official commitment @CoachTOrlando @CoachTomHerman Hook'em pic.twitter.com/a7aP8Pyxnj

— UT Commit (@ByronVaughns) August 1, 2017

SAVE THE DATE

Three of the top area players announced future commitment announcements with Richland senior linebacker Dashaun White (4 stars) being the first, expected to be this weekend.

White, who was first-team all-district with 114 tackles last season, holds 20 offers including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU and Baylor.

I've made a decision....

— DaShaun White (@schoolboyshaun) August 1, 2017

Dashaun White (@schoolboyshaun) flashing his ball skills here. pic.twitter.com/Bo2bV2Dt9V

— Alex King (@AKing_TFB) July 30, 2017

Justin Northwest senior offensive lineman Darrell Simpson (4 stars) will commit on Aug. 12 while Arlington Lamar senior defensive end Bobby Brown will close his recruitment Oct. 31 and commit Nov. 2.

Simpson holds 21 offers. Brown has 19.

Dropping 8-12-17

Commitment announcement

Stay tuned..@kae_annette @chic1987simpson @simplyCoachO @cooks_simpson

— Darrell Simpson™ (@king_simpson34) July 31, 2017

4 star DE Bobby Brown @tre_brown8700 of @lamarvikings plans to commit in Nov #boomer #RollTide #GoPokes #gigem #SicEm #HookEm #Noles #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/kEbu9NIdyd

— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) August 1, 2017

RAFAEL CARBAJAL

Fort Worth North Side senior linebacker/tight end Rafael Carbajal, a first-team all-district pick, committed to Texas A&M at Commerce on Tuesday.

Texas A&M Commerce Commit #GoLions pic.twitter.com/XPOAr00f0X

— Rafael (@RafaelCarbajal8) August 1, 2017

AUDREY WARREN (basketball)

Saginaw Boswell senior forward Audrey Warren committed to Texas. She averaged 19.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 5.4 steals per game last season. She was voted 6-5A MVP and second-team Star-Telegram super team.

Excited and beyond blessed to announce that I will further my education and basketball career at UT! #longhorns pic.twitter.com/jOGHfs7VcY

— audy warn (@audreyywarrenn) August 1, 2017

Boswell lives to fight in OT...39-39 against Birdville pic.twitter.com/nnCtM3LEk6

— dfw varsity (@dfwvarsity) February 18, 2017

SADIE HOUGH (volleyball)

With volleyball practices officially starting Tuesday, Cleburne senior outside hitter Sadie Hough announce her verbal commitment to the University of West Florida.

Hough enters the season as the reigning District 9-5A Offensive MVP.

Soooo excited to finally announce that I've officially committed to play volleyball at the University of West Florida!! #GoArgos pic.twitter.com/sNtHCw7iux

— sadie:) (@safiegracee_) August 1, 2017

KERSTYNN GROBE (volleyball)

Grapevine senior middle blocker Kerstynn Grobe also committed on Tuesday, going with St. Edwards University. Grobe was honorable mention all-district last season as she finished with 67 blocks for the Mustangs.

So excited to announce that I have decided to continue my volleyball and academic career at Saint Edwards University! Go Hilltoppers!! pic.twitter.com/QzAFJ3rEPB

— lil lizard (@KerstynnGrobe) August 1, 2017