Tylen Coleman (from left), Logan Taylor, MHS head coach Brandon Harris, Jacob Cowing and Stefon Nelson. Submitted photo

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.

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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.

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  1. Logan was named
    1st Team All Pinal County for Defensive Linemen

    Honorable Mention 5A San Tan section Defensive Linemen

    And last but not Least.

    3rd Team 5A ALL STATE Team for his play as a Defensive Linemen (DE).

    He finished the season with 15.5 official Sacks (17.5 Dad Sacks which would have set the school Record for sacks in a season) unfortunately Dad sacks are not recognized or official but I could not be more proud of this kid who has a “never quit” motor and attacks every practice as if it means as much as a game. Just goes to show you that if someone calls you a “Try Hard”, make every effort to Try Harder!!!

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