Farmer football trio make college commitments


Three Lewisville High School football seniors made recent college commitments to NCAA Division II schools, pushing the total number of recruited players from the Farmers Class of 2017 to five.

Defensive lineman Dekevion Brown pledged to Oklahoma Panhandle State on Tuesday, Jan. 24, linebacker Ahmadric Pelican committed to Southern Arkansas on Sunday, Jan. 22, and offensive lineman Jackson Richmond announced his commitment to Texas A&M-Commerce Friday, Jan. 20.

All three players — who were named to the District 5-6A second team — made their college announcements via Twitter.

Those commitments, added to previous college decision announcements by Tyrell Shavers with the University of Alabama and Khris Lee with the University of Northern Colorado, ensure that the current class of LHS football recruits will more than eclipse last year’s total of two.

Shavers is already enrolled in classes at Alabama, where he is working out with future teammates and preparing for spring practice with the defending national championship game participants.

Offensive lineman Eric Jones remains uncommitted, but is expected to announce his college decision on or before National Signing Day, which is February 1. The second-team all-district selection recently received a scholarship offer from Arkansas-Pine Bluff.