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Here’s a look at some of the student-athletes signing their National Letters of Intent this week.


A Storm is Coming

Cleveland High School’s Dion Hunter committed to play football for the University of New Mexico.  Hunter was a linebacker on the Storm’s 12-1 squad this past season.


Gridiron Green

Albuquerque High’s Savion Andrews and Christian Carreathers will both play in-state football at the next level.  Andres signed with Eastern New Mexico University and Carreathers will play at New Mexico Military Institute.


Chase is Caught

Chase Chaloupek of Las Cruces High School will sign his letter of intent to play football at West Texas A&M University.  On social media, he thanked his “family and coaches for the amazing support throughout the years.  Thank you to the other schools who recruited me and believed in my abilities.”


That’s a Kick

Also at Las Cruces High School this week, Mindy Tapia will sign her national letter of intent to play soccer at Texas Tech.


Triple Play

La Cueva High School had three football players sign letters of intent.  Blaine Smith will play for NMMI, Fred Mady III is going to Fort Lewis College in Durango and Kendrick Milford is going to Eastern New Mexico University.


4 Pack

Manzano High School put four athletes at the table to sign on Wednesday.  Xavier Ivey-Saud and Austin Walker will both play football at Eastern New Mexico University.  Their teammate Jack Blakenship is going to Western New Mexico University.  Jaden Titus signed a letter of intent to play softball at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma.


Leaving the Nest

The Volcano Vista Hawks are recognizing several of their student athletes going to play at the next level.


Ryan Curran Coastal Carolina Baseball
Luke Baca Otero Jr. College Baseball
Hayden Peacock Salt Lake Community College Baseball
Tyler Campbell Northeastern Jr. College Baseball
Jake Deatherage Eastern NM Football
Chris Gonzales Eastern NM Football
Ethan Maxwell-Sanchez Western State Colorado U. Football
Skylor Rose Seattle Pacific University Soccer
Cierra Ramirez Grambling State Soccer
Brooke Leger Eastern NM Softball
Alyssa “Bella” Mendoza Eastern NM Softball
Sefilina Mariah Maile US Air Force Academy Swimming
Evan Rand William Jewell College Swimming
Joshua Vega American University Wrestling


Preferred Status

Hope Christian all-around athlete Vince Quezada will be a preferred walk-on with the New Mexico State football team.


A Raven Nevermore

Rio Grande High School’s Aaron Pavia (QB) and Cruz Bolivar (WR) will both be attending the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota to play football.


What’s a Gyrene?

Dominic Morgan of St. Michael’s will play football for Ave Maria University in Florida.  They are known as the Ave Maria Gyrenes, a mascot defined as a member of the U.S. Marines.


Ram Tough

Portales High School senior Julian Urioste will sign to play football at Eastern New Mexico University.


Give us Moore

Silver High School’s Tristin Moore signed a letter of intent to play basketball in his backyard at Western New Mexico University.


Dog Gone Good

The Artesia Bulldogs have two football players who signed their letters of intent.  Colin Flood will play for West Texas A&M University and Isaiah Farmer is headed to Eastern New Mexico University.


Knight Time

Del Norte Knights quarterback Christian Mejia will sign with New Mexico Highlands.


Bobcat Bite

Bloomfield’s Angelo Atencio will sign with Eastern New Mexico for football.


Hooping it Up

Santa Fe High School’s Taylor Salazar will play basketball at Cochise JC.


A Little Bit of Everything

Rio Rancho High School had several students commit to compete at the next level.

Cross Country/Track

Daniel Beam – Western New Mexico University
Jaylen Morgan – New Mexico Highlands University
Ethan Hampsten – New Mexico Highlands University
Reina Paredes – Adams State University
Jazmine Tscherne – University of Texas – Permian Basin
photo courtesy Gary Herron
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