On the Spot: A life-changing signature for athletes


Mari Pletta

Coppell athletes smile for the camera after signing their letters of intent during the National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Athletes are looking forward to playing at their intended college this upcoming semester in order to pursue their passions.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

Across the United States, star high school athletes woke up this morning in anticipation of a life changing signature. Today is the first National Signing Day of 2018 as nationwide, student athletes are signing a binding contract to further their athletic passion on the collegiate level.


Coppell High School honored these athletes through the National Letter of Intent signing this morning in the CHS Arena. A variety of sports were mentioned, with football and soccer being the most prominent.


Before each athlete was called up, his/her coach spoke about him/her for a few minutes, explaining his/her character and how he/she got to where they are today. Work ethic, consistency and passion were a few of the traits repeatedly brought up.


Senior Francisco Redondo has been training for soccer since he was a child, and the blood, sweat and tears he put into the sport payed off today, when he signed a contract to continue playing at Hardin-Simmons University.


“I’ve been playing soccer almost all my life, basically since when I was 5 years old,” Redondo said.


Once the celebration was over, many lingered in the arena, snapping photos with the athletes. Friends, family and administration are all bursting with pride.


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