All The Comings And Goings on Signing Day

Nick Rose flashes the Hook ’em Horns with his mother, Kathy, by his side during National Signing Day at Highland Park High School. Rose was one of seven Highland Park athletes who signed letters of intent. The other six were Kelsey Bass (Oklahoma State), Megan Gittins (Princeton), Parker Kennedy (Fort Lewis), Tanner Stone (Duke), Taylor Sorrels (Florida Atlantic), and Tyler Rentfro (McMurry).

8 thoughts on “All The Comings And Goings on Signing Day

  • February 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm
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    What sports are they playing?

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  • February 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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    Nick, Tanner and Tyler are football. Parker is soccer. Megan, Kelsey, and Taylor are soccer.

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  • February 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm
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    I guess this officially makes me “out of touch,” but for five of the seven kids I honestly can’t tell, from the names alone, whether they’re boys or girls.

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  • February 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I hasten to add. Seriously. I just find it curious. The phenomenon strikes me almost every time I read the PCP these days, in at least one string caption. “Pictured is Madison X and Addison Y,” a boy and a girl, say, and I can’t tell for certain which is which. When did the gender-neutral naming thing take such vigorous hold?

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  • February 2, 2012 at 11:14 am
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    Little confused here. Nick isn’t listed as a UT commitment in the Rival’s database (he’s listed but doesn’t say he’s commited anywhere). Is he planning on walking on? If so, do you still sign a LOI? Educate me, I really have no idea re: these things.

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  • February 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm
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    Nick is a preferred walk-on. He doesn’t have a scholarship but is on the team. He will compete for the starting job.

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  • February 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    Good thing there’s no signing ceremony for the valedictorian, salutatorian, any of the National Merit Scholars, or other exceptionally academically gifted students who are also deciding where to go to college. It’s important that we continually recognize those with athletic gifts, we wouldn’t want to give off the impression that this is a SCHOOL.

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  • March 23, 2012 at 7:33 am
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    @More kids-you should actually read the local papers and website more often and you will see how the “academically gifted” kids are celebrated-at school and in the media. HP honors kids for many diverse types of achievement and they do a stand up job at it and the media does a great job covering it.

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