Laredo high school athletes continue to sign letters of intent to play their respecitve sports at the next level and today two more young men took that step. Ricky Villarreal will be playing for Friends University in Wichita, KS starting next fall. The Bulldog helped anchor Alexander's offensive line over the past two seasons, playing a pivotal role as the teams center. Villarreal was excited to sign but also acknowledged the day does not come without some sorrow after the passing of his counselor Mrs. Hernandez.
"I'm excited to go play the sport I love, and right now I'm sad for the passing of one of the greatest counselors in Laredo. She pushed me a lot to be the best that I can be and told me I can do anything I set my mind to." (Ricky Villarreal)
Villarreal will be getting a full ride scholorship to Friends University which plays at the NAIA level.
Meanwhile Wednesday afternoon United Souths Roel Ramirez was on the practice field after signing his letter of intent to play baseball for San Jacinto College in Houston. The right-hander is the ace of the Panthers staff and said he's glad to have the process out of the way so he can focus on the season at hand.
United South will be in San Antonio this weekend for the Judson Tournament before returning home Tuesday to take on United in district play.