National Signing Day 2017 Lake Dallas

National Signing Day 2017 Lake Dallas

Another national signing day is in the books for Lake Dallas. And while it was a relatively small class, the Falcons still packed quite a college recruiting punch.

Highly-touted defensive back Kobe Boyce made his recruiting process official on Feb. 1 when he signed his national letter of intent to play for the Texas Longhorns – making him one of the bigger recruiting pickups in the Denton area.

Overall, Boyce was one of five college signings that week, two in football and three
in soccer.

Many athletes from around Denton County, including those from Lake Dallas, made their commitments well in advance – but this was a chance to officially sign on the dotted line.

“I knew where I wanted to be since I committed last April,” Boyce told the Denton Record-Chronicle. “I was offered by Houston but never met coach [Tom] Herman. When coach Herman called me the day he was hired and told me he wanted me at Texas, it solidified my commitment to the Longhorns.”

Boyce, who said he received about 20 offers, is regarded as one of the better shutdown defenders in the area. Proof of that was this past season, where he recorded just 36 tackles and one interception because opponents weren’t throwing or running plays to his side of
the field.

He made a name for himself as a junior with 40 tackles (3 for loss) with eight pass breakups and two interceptions in Lake Dallas’ run to the Class 5A state semifinals.

Boyce wasn’t the only Falcon football player to sign. Offensive/defensive lineman Segun Ijiyera signed with Houston Baptist after switching his commitment from Texas State a week earlier. There were also a trio from the girls soccer team that are moving on to the next level.

Below is a list of Lake Dallas college signings from February:

FOOTBALL
Kobe Boyce, Texas
Segun Ijiyera, Houston Baptist

GIRLS SOCCER
Denyce Venegas, East Texas Baptist
Riley Broughton, East Texas Baptist
Corina Marin, Oklahoma Christian


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