K8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2023-2024)

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Published: Nov. 2, 2023 at 2:09 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 10:34 AM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Some of the best standouts in K8 high school sports are heading to the next level.

We’ll update this page over the coming days and months with athletes that have signed to play college sports.

If you know of any upcoming signings, feel free to email us at kait-sports@gray.tv.


Eli Crecelius (Valley View) - Arkansas

Lance Davis (Valley View) - Arkansas

Slade Caldwell (Valley View) - Ole Miss

Lawson Ward (Valley View) - Arizona State

Griffin Duvall (Brookland) - Arkansas State

Nolan Belcher (Walnut Ridge) - Arkansas State

Rex Tedder (Walnut Ridge) - UCA

Jackson Privett (Pocahontas) - Little Rock

Ashton Williams (Kennett) - Little Rock

Matt Gardner (Kennett) - Little Rock

Conner Cunningham (Batesville) - Murray State

Nicholas Patterson (Buffalo Island Central) - ASU Mountain Home

Kayson Becker (Valley View) - ASU Mid-South

Conner Brown (Valley View) - Eastern Oklahoma State

Weston Speir (Brookland) - Three Rivers

Peyton Branum (Kennett) - Three Rivers

JC Poole (Kennett) - Three Rivers

Jesus Mendoza (Senath-Hornersville) - Crowley’s Ridge

Girls Basketball

Marleigh Sellars (Salem) - Arkansas Tech

Girls Soccer

Abi Boyd (Brookland) - Oklahoma Wesleyan


Ava Carter (Greene County Tech) - Arkansas

MaKaylie Gist (Newport) - UCA

Ashlyn McNeese (Brookland) - Three Rivers

Madison Wooldridge (Brookland) - Three Rivers


Caroline Hughes (Jonesboro) - Arkansas State

Cole Kirby (Brookland) - Arkansas State

Reece Kieffner (Newport) - Crowley’s Ridge

Track & Field

Julian Carter II (Marion) - Arkansas