Senior athletes share college recruitment experience

by | Jul 2, 2020 | Latest, Sports

With the school year in the books, a select group of Plano East athletes await season kickoffs with their new teams. After years of keeping their eyes on the ball, they’ve finally scored by signing onto college sports and launching their careers as professional athletes.

Football player Dunia Ilundu earned a full-ride scholarship to Lamar University, a Div. I school. The wide receiver played since elementary school before realizing he could turn his hobby into a profession. At the start of his freshman year, Ilundu made it his mission to advance to college football.

For the full story, see the July 2 issue or subscribe online.

By Sevval Erenkol, PESH Prints writer

0 Comments

Related News

Principals must adapt to ever-changing demands

Principals must adapt to ever-changing demands

Todd Williams traveled extensively as a child, as his father’s job took the family many places around the country.  After a trek that took the family from such places as Virginia to the Midwest to Maine, the family eventually made a stop in Texas. Williams attended...

read more
Injuries pile up in Plano East loss

Injuries pile up in Plano East loss

Without star running back Ismail Mahdi and starting quarterback Drew DeVillier, the offense struggled for Plano East.  Plano East (1-4, 2-6) struggled to get consistent yards against Plano (1-4, 2-6), losing 28-14. Mahdi, one of the top runners in all of 6A, led the...

read more
Plano East’s three keys to defeating Plano

Plano East’s three keys to defeating Plano

Plano East wants to claw its way back into the playoff conversation. To do that, the Panthers (1-3, 2-5) must win their first home game of the year against Plano (0-4, 1-6). The Wildcats sit in last place of the District 6-6A standings and represent a good opportunity...

read more
Veteran presence has Panthers undefeated

Veteran presence has Panthers undefeated

Last season, the Plano East hockey team wanted to build a culture. In 2021, the team is now poised to make a run, starting the season undefeated. Opening the season on Sept. 23, the Panthers are 4-0, led by an offense that has scored 35 goals over the four games. For...

read more
Murphy to celebrate Arbor Day

Murphy to celebrate Arbor Day

Deadline to volunteer for Arbor Day events in Murphy is around the corner.  Arbor Day plantings will be conducted on the morning of Nov. 6, and signup deadline is Oct. 29, Murphy city officials said.  For the complete story, see the current edition of...

read more
Students learn about manufacturing

Students learn about manufacturing

The woman approached Lone Star Circuits and said she wanted a job and would work hard, and then she said something else that she found relevant.  She had a horse to feed.  Steven B. Cole told that story about an employee’s grit to high school students gathered in...

read more
Council opposes treatment plant

Council opposes treatment plant

Murphy City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution opposing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality application for a proposed wastewater treatment facility near the intersection of North Murphy Road and Rolling Ridge Drive in the county, near the cities of...

read more
Murphy voters can cast ballots for amendments

Murphy voters can cast ballots for amendments

Murphy voters have no city elections this November, but they can vote in the Constitutional Amendment Election in which voters are asked to cast ballots on eight proposals. Early voting runs Oct. 18-29 at the Murphy Community Center. Early voting hours in Collin...

read more
Plano East’s three keys to defeating Flower Mound

Plano East’s three keys to defeating Flower Mound

Plano East (1-2, 2-4) is in the playoff race. That means a contest on the road against Flower Mound (1-2, 2-4) is critical. With four teams all within a game of each other for the final two playoff spots, the Panthers and the Jaguars will desperately need to win this...

read more