Three Brazos Valley football players verbally committed to junior colleges Thursday, with national signing day just six days away.
Cameron Yoe wide receiver Sicory Smith and Bryan offensive lineman Garrison Tullos announced commitments to Blinn College over Twitter, and Rudder defensive lineman Alex Arevalo also announced on Twitter that he’s committed to Cisco College.
Smith, who comes in at 5-foot-6, 134 pounds, was a Class 3A first-team all-state selection this season by the Associated Sports Press Editors, catching 51 passes for 1,007 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had two kickoff-return scores.
Smith will follow a similar football career path as current Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who was a finalist for the Heisman Award this year. Westbrook played at Blinn out of Cameron Yoe before heading to Oklahoma.
Tullos, who transferred from Bremond for his senior year, was selected to the District 18-5A first team after helping Bryan into the area round of the postseason. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman also had offers from Houston Baptist, Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas and others.
“This decision has been weighing heavily on me, a lot of sleepless nights and long talks,” Tullos said in a Twitter post. “I would like to thank all the people that put time and effort into me especially my family and coaches.”
Arevalo led Rudder with 63 regular-season tackles and was also a District 18-5A first-team pick.
The 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive lineman visited Cisco on Wednesday before declaring his commitment Thursday, and was joined on the trip by Rangers wide receivers Ladarius Johnson and Josh Johnson.