4 Central Bobcats Sign to Play College Football
SAN ANGELO, TX-- Four Central Bobcats put pen to paper to play football collegiately next season.
Henry Teeter signed to Division 1 program Holy Cross, Jesse Scott Jr. signed with Division 3 National Runner-Up Mary Hardin-Baylor and Nick Severson and Malik Smith both signed with Division 3 school Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
"We're very proud of the program we have and the fact that we're able to help these guys reach their dream of playing college football," Central Head Coach Brent Davis said to the crowd inside the San Angelo Stadium turf room.
"It was certainly a great honor to coach these guys this year," said Offensive Coordinator Kevin Crane.
Teeter is following in the footsteps of his fellow big-man and 2017 Central grad Adam West by making the move to the northeast by joining Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. But it wasn't just the football program that sold the 6-foot-3 tight end.
"I've always been attracted to the Ivy League schools just for their education and the jobs they can land you," Teeter said. "Holy Cross isn't an Ivy League school, but it's an Ivy League caliber education with the added bonus that they can give me money to go there. It's really going to fit me and my lifestyle really well."
Teeter joked about playing defense for Holy Cross when they play Adam West and Harvard in 2018.
Scott, the Bobcats' second leading receiver in 2017, was taken aback a little by Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.
"I really like their school," Scott said. "The campus is pretty nice. They showed some of their highlights and their fans are just like Central's. That's why I like it."
Going in to his visit, Scott didn't quite know what to expect of the facilities at a Division 3 school.
"They treat it like a Division 1 facility," Scott said. "Their locker room and their weight room is just like Division 1."
Malik Smith and Nick Severson are going west to Division 3 program Sul Ross State.
"It's easier to go somewhere where you know somebody," Smith said. "I've been with Nick for two years, so that familiarity played a big factor."
The moment that the ink hit the paper for Smith was a dream come true.
"To be honest, when the season ended, I didn't think I was going to have any offers," the brutal pass rusher said. "I just played and had fun my senior year. Then college coaches started talking to me."
For Severson, this moment means getting back to work.
"I'm all about getting bigger, getting faster," Severson said. "I'm a freshman now. I've got to hang with the big dogs."