Four Conway High School football players signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at four different colleges in Arkansas.
Jeff Anderson, Bryton Booher, Brandon Cox and Brannon Kotch all participated in Signing Day ceremonies after Conway Head Football Coach Clint Ashcraft sang the praises of each player, both on the field and in the classroom.
"What I want all of the younger players to know is that each of these young men scored a 22 or better on their ACT and averaged a 3.2 grade point average, and that's what you need to succeed at the next level," Ashcraft said. "They never missed a game or a practice, and they are leaders."
Ashcraft also spoke to the four players, pointing out that their time of representing Conway High School has not ended.
"What you do affects these other kids," he said. "The way you conduct yourself at your respective colleges will speak to those coaches about how we do things here at Conway."
Jeff Anderson, who spoke on behalf of the group of signees, will be staying close to home and attending the University of Central Arkansas. Anderson averaged 152 yards per game in his senior season and scored 15 touchdowns.
"I want to thank everyone in this process," Anderson said. "But we all know, no matter where we go, once a brother, always a brother."
Lineman Bryton Booher will be attending Arkansas Tech. Booher was a "joy to coach," according to Ashcraft.
"His sense of humor was always able to lighten a situation," he said. "And Arkansas Tech is getting a great young man."
Receiver Brandon Cox signed with Arkansas State University. Cox was Conway's top receiver in 2012, and he was rated one of the top 300 receivers in the nation by ESPN. Ashcraft called him a "playmaker."
Brannon Kotch is called a "skill player in a lineman's body," according to Ashcraft. He said Kotch has a killer instinct that has taken him from the line to quarterback in the school's special Rhino Package. Kotch signed with Ouachita Baptist University.