Houston high school football players celebrate Early National Signing Day

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Wednesday's a big day for high school football players, as they sign their National Letters of Intent.

Several stand-out players made their choices today.

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Lamar is sending Alex Hogan to Texas Tech, Zane Knipes to Rice and Kenneth Dotson to North Texas.



At Lamar High School, Alex Hogan signed to go to Texas Tech. The cornerback made 29 tackles, 3 interceptions on defense, and rushed for 4 touchdowns on offense while adding a pair of special teams touchdowns. His teammate Zane Knipe is headed to Rice.

Brant Banks is from Westbury Christian, and the lineman had a lot to choose from. There were 20 offers on the table including UH, Baylor, Nebraska, and Missouri, before Banks eventually picked the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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With over 20 offers available to him, Brant Banks decided to take his talents to Nebraska.



St. Pius X had three players signing today, including quarterback Grant Gunnell who has committed to play for Arizona. Gunnell threw for 195 touchdowns in his career and racked up big numbers averaging 350 yards per game.

Classmate Chase Lane is going to Texas A&M and wide receiver Boobie Curry announced during the ceremony that he will join Gunnell in Arizona.

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Curry will be joining teammate Grant Gunnell as a member of the Arizona Wildcats.



The Fort Bend Bush Broncos saw safety Jamal Morris signed his letter of intent today. Oklahoma will be the next stage for this high school stand out.

His teammate cornerback Erick Young committed to Texas A&M.

But the biggest question of the day was answered Wednesday afternoon when we found out who Marcus Striping will play for. The Mayde Creek defensive end had offers from Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M and others before signing with Oklahoma.

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Stripling held offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Syracuse and Alabama before signing with Oklahoma.



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