There has been a flurry of 11th hour signings at Kansas junior colleges this month as well as some current players deciding where to play next.
Here’s a look at some of comings and goings:
High School to Juco
Texas high school baseball infielder Zane Phillips has decided to attend Seward County Community College.
Phillips is three-time, first-team all-district and two-time all-state selection playing for Central Heights in Nacogdoches, Texas. According to Maxpreps.com, Phillips hit .417 with 43 runs and 43 RBI last season.
His primary position is third base. Here’s a youtube clip.
Seward is the defending Region VI champion and competed in the Juco World Series this past season.
A Michigan high school linebacker is joining Garden City Community College.
Joshua Carter, a 5-11 hard-hitter from Flint, Michigan, had 114 tackles last year. He is expected to play middle linebacker for the Broncbusters.
“I think it was the best place for me to go and it has my nursing major,” Carter told the Flint Journal. “I’m real excited to go down there. My goal down there is to get my associate’s degree and to take them to the playoffs.”
Silver Lake High School baseball teammates Travis Brown and Tyler Seele will get to play with each other again next season. Both have signed with Highland Community College.
Brown and Seele began playing together in first grade. Both say they love baseball and are excited for the opportunity to keep playing.
Silver Lake won three 3A Kansas High School baseball crowns while the duo played there. Seele is listed as a second baseman and shortstop while Brown is a pitcher and corner infielder.
Juco to 4 year school
Antonio Jones, a wide receive for Garden City Community College, is walking on at Tennessee.
The 6-5, 215 pound wideout suffered through a shoulder injury last season and did not see the field. In his freshman season with the Broncbusters he caught 34 balls for 506 yards and five touchdowns.
Jones is the godfather of Tennessee player Maurice Couch’s daughter.
When asked by Cody McKee with Fan vs. Fan who his game is comparable to Johnson said, “I think I play like Andre and Calvin Johnson (Houston Texans and Detroit Lions WRs). They are both big and fast and go get the ball”
Dylan Frantz, a 6-2 basketball guard at Hutchinson Community College, has signed to play for Missouri Western next season, a DII school in St. Joseph.
Frantz averaged five points and two assists a game for the Blue Dragons last season. He was second on the team with 73 assists. In high school, Frantz was and Honorable Mention All-State selection at Phillipsburg High School after averaging 18 points per game his senior season.
“Frantz is a tough hard nosed player with high character,” said Missouri Western coach Tom Smith.“(He) has the type of work ethic and attitude that will be a great addition to our team and program.”
Mike McLeod, a transfer from Cowley County Community College, will join the Missouri Southern track team. Missouri Southern is a DII school located in Joplin.
McLeod was a junior college All-American at Cowley. His main event is the pole vault. He placed 11th at the national indoor meet and fifth at the outdoor nationals.
His new teammate will be Dustin Green, another juco All-American from Neosho County Community College. Green was fifth in the nation in the discus and sixth in the hammer at Neosho County. He also throws the shot put.