Rapid City student-athletes take advantage of early signing period
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Signing a National Letter of Intent is a monumental moment in one’s playing career.
Four student – athletes from Rapid City Central took advantage of the early signing period and made their intentions known on Dec. 16.
Jordon Heckert, RC Central
Signed with Metro State University
Jordan Heckert signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball next year at Metro State University in Denver.
Heckert is a three year starter and has led the Cobblers in scoring and assists over the last two seasons.
She’s excited about competing at the division two level.
“It’s an awesome opportunity to go seven hours from home but come back and play where your roots are at,” Jordon Heckert said. “It’s going to be exciting. But I’m just really looking forward to playing in the RMAC so.”
Morgan Sullivan, RC Central
Signed with the University of South Dakota
Morgan Sullivan will compete in women’s soccer at the University of South Dakota.
Sullivan is a three year starter and was named to the 2020 First Team All-State.
She also scored 16 goals and 8 assists in her high school career.
“I’m already familiar with the school because my sister has been attending there for like four years,” Morgan Sullivan said. “I just thought a Division I college would really challenge me and push me to reach the success that I want to reach and ever since I started playing soccer, I’ve always wanted to go the next level. The highest possible. So that’s part of the reason why.”
Alexus Pruitt, RC Central
Signed with Black Hills State University
Alexus Pruitt put pen to paper on Dec. 16 and will play women’s soccer at Black Hills State University.
Pruitt is a two-year letter winner with the Central girls soccer team.
The Central goal keeper had 28 saves during her senior year.
“I chose that specific area because its close to home,” Alexus Pruitt said. “I really love the environment around it and it had a really good exercise science program and that’s what I’m going into.”
Peyton Bagley, RC Central
Signed with Dakota Wesleyan University
Central senior Ppeyton Bagley signed a letter of intent to play softball at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.
Bagley hit .480 for the Cobblers and had 162 stolen bases over the last four seasons.
The three-year letter winner was also a three-time all-state selection and played catcher for the Central softball team that finished 3rd at state in 2018 and 19.
“I love the campus,” Peyton Bagley said. “It had a nice small feel. The team was just great. I clicked really well with the girls and we’ve got a good group of South Dakota girls that are looking to do something big so.”
Jack Green, St. Thomas More
Signed with South Dakota State
Jack Green from St. Thomas More signed a letter of intent to play football next year for South Dakota State University.
Green is ranked in the top 20 in the nation for kickers.
In fact, he made 31 out of 35 extra points this past season and set a new school record by kicking a 55-yard field goal against Hot Springs.
“After they offered me, I knew that was the place I really wanted to go,” Jack Green said. “Just mostly family. I know a ton of the kids who are going there now so that kind of had a deal with it too. That’s been the place I was hoping to go ever since I was a junior I think so.”
Ethan Brenneman, Sturgis
Signed with the University of Northern Colorado
Former Sturgis standout Ethan Brenneman is taking his talents to the Division I level.
Brenneman signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Brenneman is a two-time state high school champion in the 800 meter run.
He also competed for Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa