Douglas student athletes ink their National Letters of Intent

BOX ELDER, S.D. – Douglas High School in Box Elder has a tradition of sending student athletes onto the college level.

This week, eight seniors signed national letters of intent including seven football players.


John Updike, Mayville State University, Football

John Updike signed a letter of intent to play football next year at Mayville State University in North Dakota.

Updike, who plans to major in exercise science, will play linebacker for the Comets.

“When we went down and visited, the people were really nice and it kind of just felt like home,” John Updike said. “I like that fact that they’re trying to rebuild the team and that there’s a lot of opportunities for us to come out there and make a difference.


Tyler Clark, Mayville State University, Football

Meanwhile, Tyler Clark will be joining Updike and plans to play football for Mayville State.

The 5-foot-8, 165 pound senior will be playing running back and wide receiver at the college level.

“We went down on a visit and fell in love with the campus,” Tyler Clark said. “The guys that we met there and the coaches were really cool. A lot of stuff that they run scheme wise, we do here. So I’m pretty familiar. I like the atmosphere. Felt like at home where I want to be for the next four years.”


Garrett Jamison, Mayville State University, Football

Garrett Jamison is also heading to Mayville State University to play football for the Comets.

Jamison, who plans to study exercise science, will play on the offensive line.

“Just the community,” Garrett Jamison said. “Felt like just right out here. All the players were pretty nice. Just felt like home so.” 



Thomas Holy Rock, Mayville State University, Football

Thomas Holy Rock signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football at Mayville State.

The 6-foot-1 240 pound senior will play defensive end.          

“It’s awesome,” Thomas Holy Rock said. “I didn’t think I was going to get any offers. Coming into this season, senior season, I didn’t know if I’d be playing football. I love to play the sport, I do. To go somewhere where I love like the atmosphere and with all my brothers, it’s really great.”


We’ll highlight the four other Douglas student-athletes who signed letters of intent, Friday on NewsCenter1 at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Categories: High School, Sports