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High school students sign letters of intent to D-1 Schools

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Big signing day in our area today. Several high school athletes put pen to paper for their college careers.

At Monterey High School, Lex Garcia signed his intent to join the Texas Tech baseball team.

the red raiders have been scouting him since his sophomore year.

This hometown boy says tech's always been his dream school.

"I wanna help the team in any way I can," Garcia said. "I'll be a reliever, a starter, whatever they want, so let's get out...It definitely took a lot of pressure off my shoulders, and it's probably the biggest thing I've done in my life so far."

Garcia will play his senior season this spring after missing his junior year due to an injury.

At Frenship, nine athletes signed with different schools to play golf, softball, and soccer.

Camryn Stepp signed with Todd Petty and the Heart Breakers at Texas tech. She says getting recruited by a D-1 school serves as motivation.

"This is just a new chapter to work harder and get better," Stepp said. "Because now all the girls are better than me, so I need to work harder so I can beat them, haha."

Also signing on as red raiders, Brian Boles and Jayce Hargrove will play golf.

They said they're looking forward to playing on some legendary courses, for the best team in the nation.

At Trinity Christian, Roman Thompson signed to play baseball at New Mexico State.

He played in the summer with the Fort Worth cats... then the scouts caught him at a tournament in Albuquerque.

"Just knew it was going to be a good fit and a great opportunity to play Division One baseball," Thompson said. "Not even that, but just to play for those guys at New Mexico State; it's really an honor."

Two other students put pen to paper for baseball.

Jacob Ortiz and Kayle Ratliff will go to the Tar Heel state to play for Caldwell Community College.

All Saints Episcopal School will send a golfer to Oklahoma.

Jackson Drake signed with Oral Roberts.

He says it took seeing a golf tournament a few years ago... to rekindle that fire for the links.

"It means a lot; we get to play really, really great golf courses in Tulsa and great teams," Drake said. "I can't wait to be there and see if I can shoot some good scores and go low."

The Golden Eagles consistently finish near the head of the pack in several D-1 national tournaments this year.

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