The first ever early signing period for college football began on Wednesday with players signing all across the nation. The players in the class of 2018 are able to sign National Letter of Intent from the 20 to the 22 of December, instead of having to wait for Signing Day on Feb. 7 like years past. Sachse High School saw six of its star players taking advantage of the new early signing period. All six signed division one Letters of Intent to play college football at schools all across the country.
Jalen Mayden - Mississippi State University
Even through the head coaching change at Mississippi State, four-star quarterback Jalen Mayden chose to stick to his commitment at Mississippi State. "[Newly hired head coach Joe Moorhead] is really cool. He wants to keep everyone on board and said he wasn't really going after any new guys that were not already being recruited by Mississippi State. He wants me to keep everyone on track and wants me to help him do that," Mayden said to 247Sports. Mayden racked up a total of 29 offers from school all across the country, both big and small.
Drue Jackson - Washington State University
Three-star wide receiver Drue Jackson talked about falling in love with Washington State after visiting. With 27 offers and Washington being so far away from home, not many expected him to commit there. However, he proved many wrong and committed to Washington State, signing to play for the Cougars on Wednesday. “They like the throw the ball, and I like the catch the ball,” Jackson said when asked why he signed to play with Washington State.
Isaiah Humphries - Penn State University
Humphries currently holds the district record for interceptions and dominated this season with the Mustangs. I don’t think there was ever any doubt by anyone as to where the three-star recruit would end up. With 35 offers, Humphries stuck to his roots and followed in the footsteps of his father to be the next star at Penn State.
Tyler Lacy - Oklahoma State University
Defensive end Tyler Lacy talked about how much he already felt a part of the Oklahoma State University family. “It felt like I was already there and a part of the team,” Lacy told 247Sports earlier this year. Recently, Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy landed a chartered helicopter on the Sachse High School field to visit Lacy and his family and ensure his commitment. Well, he got it.
Zach Gilson - University of Texas San Antonio
“It was the best fit for me,” Gilson had to say about his choice of the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). With 10 offers, Gilson was a strongly recruited two-star weak-side defensive end who came up big for Sachse this year.
Miles Macadory - Texas State University
Two star offensive tackle Miles Macadory stuck with his commitment to Texas State and signed his Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Macadory is the 194th ranked offensive tackle in the country according to 247Sports. A sleeper recruit in the opinion of many, Macadory could turn out to be an amazing, essential piece on the Texas State squad.