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Texas Gets Commitment From Gilmer’s Demarco Boyd

Gilmer's Demarco Boyd (5) brings down West Orange-Stark's Will Johnson during the Buckeyes' 35-25 win in the Class 4A Division II championship game on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer's Demarco Boyd (5) brings down West Orange-Stark's Will Johnson during the Buckeyes' 35-25 win in the Class 4A Division II championship game on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

Just a few hours after seeing his older brother commit to the Texas Longhorns, Gilmer 2016 linebacker Demarco Boyd followed suit.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 4A, Football, News, Recruiting

Gilmer’s Kris Boyd Commits to Texas

Gilmer senior cornerback Kris Boyd committed to Texas on Friday afternoon. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer senior cornerback Kris Boyd committed to Texas on Friday afternoon. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

For the past month, the anticipation steadily built. Where would GIlmer 2015 cornerback Kris Boyd go to college? He provided the answer Friday afternoon.

Boyd, along with friend and fellow 2015 defensive back Holton Hill of Houston Lamar, offered up his verbal commitment to Texas. The two drove to Austin this morning, and made their decision via live online video stream.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 4A, Football, News, Recruiting

Texas A&M Offers Gilmer’s Demarco Boyd

Gilmer linebacker Demarco Boyd. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer linebacker Demarco Boyd. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

With older brother Kris Boyd scheduled to make his college commitment official Friday, one of the two schools vying for his services reached out to Demarco Boyd on Wednesday night.

Gilmer's Kris Boyd, who will be deciding between Texas and Texas A&M, tweeted the news that A&M made an offer to Demarco Boyd, a 2016 Buckeyes linebacker, the same night Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin and staff made an in-home visit.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 4A, Football, News, Recruiting

Gilmer’s McLane Carter Commits To Incarnate Word

Gilmer's McLane Carter (right) and Blake Lynch celebrate the Buckeyes' Class 4A Division II state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer's McLane Carter (right) and Blake Lynch celebrate the Buckeyes' Class 4A Division II state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

East Texas' most prolific passer during the 2014 season has finally found a college home.

Gilmer 2015 quarterback McLane Carter tweeted that he committed to Incarnate Word on Tuesday evening, ending what had become an interesting last few weeks of recruitment.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 4A, Football, News, Recruiting

Aston Francis + Sixth-Ranked Tyler All Saints Rout Rival Tyler Grace To Remain Unbeaten In District

Tyler All Saints' Aston Francis (2) goes for a reverse layup during the Trojans' 72-52 win over Tyler Grace on Tuesday night at Brookshire Gym. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Tyler All Saints' Aston Francis (2) goes for a reverse layup during the Trojans' 72-52 win over Tyler Grace on Tuesday night at Brookshire Gym. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

TYLER -- Sometimes, the game plan must be altered because of in-game circumstances. The hot shooting touch of Tyler All Saints senior guard Aston Francis called for a recalculation from his father, head coach Eddie Francis.

The younger Francis lit it up early from three-point range and finished with a game-high 29 points, leading the sixth-ranked Trojans to a convincing 72-52 win Tuesday night over crosstown rival Tyler Grace that kept All Saints unbeaten and all alone atop the TAPPS District 2-4A standings.

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Arp’s Tyrone Hunt Picks Up Offer From Baylor

Arp DE Tyrone Hunt. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Arp DE Tyrone Hunt. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

With just about one week remaining until National Signing Day, the recruiting activity has certainly picked up for Arp 2015 defensive end Tyrone Hunt.

Long committed to UTSA, Hunt received his first offer from a Power 5 conference when Baylor formally dished out an invitation to the Tigers' standout.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 3A, Football, News, Recruiting

Defending State Finalist Tatum Makes Statement With 69-46 District-Opening Win Over Henderson

Tatum's Chaston Brooks goes up for a fastbreak layup during the Eagles' 69-46 win over Henderson on Tuesday night at Eagle Coliseum in Tatum. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Tatum's Chaston Brooks goes up for a fastbreak layup during the Eagles' 69-46 win over Henderson on Tuesday night at Eagle Coliseum in Tatum. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

TATUM -- Tatum reached the Class 2A state championship game a season ago, but many wondered how the school's move up to the new 4A would affect the Eagles' chance of getting there again this year.

The definitive answer to that question may not surface until the playoffs.

Tatum made a strong statement Tuesday night in its District 19-4A opener, blowing past Henderson, 69-46, at Eagle Coliseum.

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