Shreveport-area has signing horde on National Signing day


Northwest Louisiana had a massive college recruiting day on Wednesday, with more than 50 athletes from the area choosing where they will compete at the next level.

Though there were no Power Five schools among local signers, Louisiana-Lafayette landed a linebacker from Captain Shreve and a lineman from Haughton, while Louisiana Tech landed Airline and Arkansas State’s 6-foot-4-wide receiver Daxton Chavez Country drew Pearce Russell from Benton.

FCS Nicholls State, Lamar, Northwestern State, and Grambling all found something they like in the Shreveport area. Division III and Centenary without a scholarship had six athletes from the area who pledged to play in the Gents first football team.

Here’s a look at who will be competing where:


Daxton Chavez, football, preferred walk-on Louisiana Tech

Cameron Jefferson, football, Arkansas-Monticello

Kylin Jackson, Soccer, ETBU


Pearce Russell, Football, Arkansas State’s preferred releaser

Sawyer Simmons, Baseball, LSU Eunice


Janiya Vanderpool, volleyball, Lyon College

Jackson Dufrene, Soccer, Nicholls

Devon Strickland, Football, Centenary

Captain Shreve

Scotty Simo, Football, preferred walk-on Louisiana-Lafayette

Davion Allen, Football, Centenary

Cam Randolph, football, centenary

Kenyon Terrell, football, Blinn College

Emmanuel Walker-Hines, Football, Centenary


Xavier Lewis, Soccer, Texas College


Connor Blank, Soccer, Southern Arkansas

Peyton Polk, football, PWO Louisiana-Lafayette


Brendan Harris, Football, Northwest

Walteze Champ, Soccer, Southern Arkansas

Cameron Winzer, Football, Culver Stockton


Demarion Carter, Soccer, Ark. Monticello

Jabaria Scott, Soccer, Southern Arkansas

Kenton Brossett, Football, Trinity Valley

John Solomon, soccer, preferred walk-on Tyler JUCO

Logan sport

Kham Boykins, Football, Centenary

Hayden Rolfe, Soccer, Southern Arkansas


Makhi Reed, Soccer, Lamar

Jaylin Williams, Soccer, Butler CC

North Caddo

RJ Matthews, Football, Calumet College

North DeSoto

Hunter Addison, football, Nicholls State

North Webster

Cooper Sanders, Soccer, Southern Arkansas

north wood

Mason Welch, Football, Kilgore

Marc Denison, Soccer, Louisiana Christian

Ted Jamison, Soccer, Louisiana Christian

Hannah Herrington, Cheerleading, Southern Arkansas

Taylor Smith, Cheerleading, Louisiana-Monroe

Devyn Pitts, baseball, Philander Smith College


Chandler Davis, football, East Texas Baptist

Jake Morton, soccer, centenary

Kris Mesloh, football, centenary

Ray Mayweather, Football, Lane College

Jaylan White, Soccer, Butler Community College

Barrett NewmanFootballLiberty

Easy handling

Rhett Johnson, Soccer, Southern Arkansas


Aaron Jackson, football, grumble

Christian Davis, Football, Northwest

Jaiden Langiulli, soccer, University of Dallas

south wood

Devyn Pitts, baseball, Philander Smith College.

St. Mary

Adam Parker, Soccer, Southern Arkansas

Logan Watson, Soccer, Texas Wesleyans

union parish

Armani Shelbon, football, preferred release Louisiana Monroe

Jimmy Watson covers sports in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Email him at jwat[email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.

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