Five Bishop Dunne Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Today is National Signing Day, when high school athletes across the land autograph letters of intent to accept scholarships to their chosen colleges and universities. Five students at Bishop Dunne inked their names on the dotted line.
The headliner was Ishmael Wilson, a 6-foot, 5-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman who is headed to Texas A&M University to protect the blind side of Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. Wilson’s services were in high demand; Bishop Dunne spokeswoman Judy Porter said several college head coaches have visited the Oak Cliff campus in the last few weeks, including Texas’ Mack Brown, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Baylor’s Art Briles, Nebraska’s Bo Pellini, and Stanford’s David Shaw.
Also headed for the NCAA Division I level will be Chelsea Billups, who signed to play soccer for Louisiana Tech University.
Two Bishop Dunne football players signed with Division II schools: Justin Hawthorne is headed to William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and Deyleon Williams is bound for Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
Michael Andrews signed to play football for Tabor College, an NAIA school in Hillsboro, Kan.