Tiger trio will continue playing

David, Sanders, Chelf spread out

all over state

Having played most of their lives together on the same team, Logan David, Joe Sanders and Greg Chelf will now scatter about the state to play football.

David has signed to play for Blinn College, while Sanders will play quarterback for Midwestern and running back Chelf has committed to national power Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

David, at 6-foot-4, 300 pounds, is a two-time all-state selection and was the District 24-3A defensive most valuable player in 2009.

David’s signing comes as a surprise after he indicated he was not interested in playing college football.

He received interest from sev- eral Big 12 schools and other Div ision I colleges, but they backed off because of his unclear grade status.

“If he goes down to Blinn and does what he is supposed to do,” Miller says, “I think he’ll be a really big name and they will be interested again.”

If you are going to play junior college football, Blinn is the place to be.

The Buccaneers, coached by Dennis Franchione’s son Brad, are the defending national champions and have won two titles in the past five seasons and four overall.

Blinn feeds players to the top schools in the nation.

Most scouts think the quickfooted David has that type of ability.

Sanders, who holds most of the Tigers receiving records, played quarterback last season and set several passing records.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder also played defensive back and was the Tiger’s kickoff specialist.

Sanders would prefer to play quarterback, but it wasn’t a makeor break decision for any school he chose.

“Several schools had talked to him about being a receiver,” Miller said. “And some were interested in him as a quarterback. Joe just wants to play football. He has an advantage, because if it doesn’t work out at quarterback, he can always play receiver.”

In his career, Sanders threw for 1,688 yards, caught 1,367 yards worth of passes and ran for 481 yards.

His 29 touchdowns scored is second on the Tigers’ all-time list.

Midwestern, located in Wichita Falls, has also gained its share of national attention lately, capturing its first Lone Star Conference championship last season at 9-3 and ending the season ranked No. 14.

The 5-foot-7 Chelf gained 1,576 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in his career, including leading the Tigers last season with 884 rushing yards.

Chelf joins a program that is always in the hunt for a national championship and a deep playoff run.

The Cru was 10-2 last season and ranked as high as No. 7.

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