Video: San Marcos Rattlers put pen to paper on 2016 National Signing Day


SAN MARCOS, TX – On Wednesday, February 3, four San Marcos Rattlers players inked a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to continue their football careers in the NCAA next year.

Wide receiver Kaleb Johnson, a late addition to San Marcos’ signing day ceremony made his decision the night before signing day to make it official.

Johnson said he was going to wait until after basketball decision, but in a moment of clarity, realized he knew what his decision was, and that was to play and further his education at Hardin-Simmons University.

“Everything they preach over there is what we preach here, so it’s what I’m already used to,” Johnson said. “It’s the same brand of football, faith-based, devotionals, basically everything they do is what we do here.”

Also staying in Texas for college is tackle AJ Bosquez, who signed to play for Cisco College.

Linebacker Joseph Wilburn is going out of state and headed north to Doane College in Nebraska. Aside from Wilburn, Doane College’s 2016 recruiting class featured several area players, including San Antonio Brandeis QB Paul Lozano, Round Rock McNeil LB Tyler Mosley and San Antonio Taft QB Christian DeHoyos.

Tight End Victor Martinez is likely venturing out the farthest from his roots in San Marcos, as he signed to play for Maryville College in Tennessee.

“What really sold me (about Maryville) was the coaches. They’re really close to the players, and the college is small. I think I’ll get better there,” Martinez said.

Head coach Mark Soto proudly looked on as the several of the players he started with as freshman when he arrived in San Marcos are now ready to continue their journeys on the next level.

Good luck and congratulations to all the Rattlers headed to play and/or study on the collegiate level.

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