Maricopa High School senior Jacob Cowing became one of 32 high school players to sign with the University of Texas at El Paso to play Division 1 football during “National Signing Day” Wednesday.
Four MHS seniors signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level. Cowing, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver, was named First Team in three positions in 5A San Tan. He had 872 receiving yards, scored 15 touchdowns and had 372 yards in kickoff returns. As a junior, Cowing was also a member of the state champion 4×100-meter relay team for MHS.
Tylen Coleman, a defensive lineman for the Rams who also played running back, signed with Division II Western New Mexico. He was Second Team in 5A San Tan and last spring was a state qualifier in throwing events in track & field.
Stefan Nelson, a defensive back, signed with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, a top engineering school. The Hardrockers play NCAA Division II football. Another Maricopa resident, Trey Brooks, who played for Casteel High School, also signed with SDSMT.
Logan Taylor, a standout in football and track, signed with Cisco College of the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference after an offer of a full scholarship. He also had preferred walk-on status at Arizona State University.
MHS head coach Brandon Harris said seven more senior Rams also have offers on the table from college programs – Bakari Jackson, Kenny Shelton, Jordan Huddleston, Jake Meyer, Keoni Pene, Isaiah Crawford and Isaiah Hawkins.