NM State football inks seven signees
Bulletin report Seven student-athletes – including a former Las Cruces High Bulldawg – have signed to play for the New Mexico State University football team. Head coach Doug Martin reports Junior college transfers Johnathan Boone, Jaleel Scott, Josh Aganon and Conner Cramer, as well as high school student-athletes Isaiah McIntyre, Jared Phipps and Austin Shaw will join the Aggies for the spring semester.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have these young men join the Aggie football family at mid semester,” Martin said. “All are outstanding young men and students, and their impact on the field will be felt immediately. Having them here for the spring semester and spring football practice is huge for us and addresses some of our most immediate needs in the 2016 recruiting class.”
McIntyre is a 5-11, 175pound wide receiver who was a standout prep football player at Las Cruces High School. In 2013, he was selected All-District as both a wide receiver and a safety. McIntyre was also on the track team for the Las Cruces High School Bulldawgs, where he was the 5A State Champion in the high jump in 2014.
Boone is from Orlando, Fla. and attended Freedom High School before beginning his college career at Ellsworth Community College in Ellsworth, Iowa. The 6-3, 190-pound wide receiver was selected to the All-ICCAC First Team in the fall of 2015 after amassing 774 receiving yards on 45 receptions. Overall, Boone racked up 1,007 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns.
Scott also attended Ellsworth Community College. The Rock Hill, South Carolina native played for Rock Hill High School prior to moving to Ellsworth, Iowa. Scott, a 6-6, 212-pound wide receiver, was named to the All-ICCAC First Team in the fall of 2015. Scott garnered 668 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 45 receptions.
Aganon, a Scottsdale, Ariz. native, played at Chaparral High School before attending Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. At 5-10, 180 pounds, he earned Second Team All-ACCAC as a wide receiver after scoring seven touchdowns and collecting 633 receiving yards on 62 receptions.
Cramer played at Alma Bryant High School in Mobile, Ala. prior to attending New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The 6-2, 195-pound quarterback was a two-time WSFL Offensive Player of the Week and was then selected to the All-WSFL First Team in the fall of 2015. Cramer averaged 268.2 passing yards per game and completed 26 touchdown passes and only nine interceptions.
Phipps, a 5-9, 165-pound cornerback from Arlington, Texas played at Martin High School. He was a Second Team All-State Texas 6A Kick Returner and a First Team All-District 4-Texas 6A Corner Back in 2014.
Shaw is a cornerback out of Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas. He is 6-0 and 170 pounds In 2014, Shaw was a First Team All-District 9-5A Texas Corner Back.