Two KHS athletes officially sign with DI schools

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KHS Senior JD Coffey …

Congratulations to JD Coffey, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I collegiate football at The University of Texas at Austin. JD received dozens of scholarship offers, as he is one of the top defensive back prospects in the United States. JD is a KHS Honor Student, who will graduate early in January.

Coffey is a four-star rated safety who started playing on the varsity squad as a freshman, playing on the 2017 state finalist Wildcat team.

He had at least 31 offers including Auburn, Baylor, California, Boise State, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas and Texas Tech. He never really considered anything but the offer from the Texas Longhorns who signed him on Wednesday.

KHS Senior Brianna Brand …

Congratulations to Brianna Brand who has committed to Houston Baptist University this week by signing a National Letter of Intent to compete in the school’s track and field program.

Brianna, a KHS Honors Graduate, received a full-ride combination Academic and Athletic Scholarship. The estimated cost of attendance of HBU is $47,000 per year. Over the course of 4 years, Brianna’s scholarships are valued at nearly $200,000.

Brianna ran track for the LadyKats medaling in the 110M, 4X100 relay, 4×200 relay, long jump and the triple jump beginning with her freshman year.

At the state meet in 2019 as a sophomore, she finished in 6th place in the long jump and 3rd with the 4×100 relay team. Earlier that spring during the state regionals, she earned a 2nd with the 4×100 relay team and a 4th place for the 4×200 relay team. She also placed 3rd in the regional long jump setting a personal best. Last year’s track program was affected by COVID-19.

Houston Baptist is a private university founded in 1960 with an enrollment of just over 2,300 students located on 100 acres near downtown. In athletics, the Huskies compete in the Southland Conference (Western Athletics for men’s soccer) and is a Division I NCAA school.

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