Senior athletes commit to universities

Senior Quan Hampton commits to play for the Jayhawks at the University of Kansas.

Story by Tye Shelton, sports editor

Three athletes from Texas High inked the dotted line this morning to bring their careers to the next level. Quan Hampton, Kameron Arnold and Devuntay Walker will be playing collegiate football this fall.

Hampton, a standout athlete for the Tigers this season, signed with the Kansas Jayhawks to play wide receiver. Arnold will be suiting up for Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and Walker will be playing for Midwestern State University.

Arnold played a key role in the Tigers’ success this season. He was a vital asset to the pass protection and racked up over 70 pancake blocks, averaging seven per game.  

Walker split time with another senior back this year, while still managing to average 6.9 yards a carry along with 13.9 yards per reception out of the backfield.

“It feels great to be able to sign today, making my dream become a reality,” Walker said. “Growing up I always felt I had the chance to make it, but now everyone knows what I am capable of.”

Hampton, a playmaker for the Tigers, was the 75th best recruit in the state of Texas, Texas High’s first top 100 recruit in many years. The Jayhawks picked up the 5-foot-9 receiver, hoping he will make an impact immediately.

“Coming from where I come from, it means a lot what I am doing. Not many people get this opportunity,” Hampton said. “It means more to my family than anything, being the first one in my family to make it out. I have no plans of letting them down.”