National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes


MANVEL — Manvel head coach Kirk Martin saw 14 of his football players sign national letters-of-intent to continue their education and football careers on, Wednesday, Feb. 3 on National Signing Day. He indicated there may be a few more players who will sign before the end of the school year.

Martin has had over four dozen players sign college football scholarships since the school opened.

The success that Manvel has experienced under Martin has attracted major colleges from all across the country to consider his players at the next level.

Martin has been at the helm of the Mavs since the day the school opened in 2007. Martin has an overall record of 82-23 and 46-11 in district action. The Mavs have won four district championships, 24-4A (2011), District 22-5A (2012, 2013), and District 22-6A (2014). Martin has been named district "Coach of the Year" several times and has also received "Coach of the Year" honors from the Touchdown Club of Houston in 2011.

Manvel closed out the 2015 football campaign with an 11-3 mark falling to Katy in the Class 6A Region III finals for the third consecutive year.

National Signing Day featured 15 student-athletes inking their collegiate letters-of-intent. The football list included Deontay Anderson (Old Miss), Hunter Hagdorn (Dartmouth University), Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (University of Texas), Sean Dykes (Memphis University), Jordan Carmouche (SMU), Brandon Bell (New Mexico State), Shawn Sims (Texas A&M-Kingsville), D’Eriq King (University of Houston), D’Vaughn Pennamon (Old Miss), Austin Myers (TCU), McKenzie Nworah (Indiana University), Tyler Fuller (Howard University) and Hasaun Glasgow (University of Houston).

Backup QB Kyle Trask signed with Florida and has already enrolled for the spring semester after graduating early from Manvel HS.

Other signees included: Levi Dixon (New Mexico JC) who signed a baseball letter.