Every year for the past three years, I have looked forward to this day. For some, this is a day that expectations are surpassed and dreams come true. For others, it’s the first step on a path they somehow always knew they’d wind up. For me, it’s a chance to continue to be proud of a university that I can call my own. It’s a chance to let the sting of the seniors that are graduating be slightly subdued by the excitement of the new faces and families that will soon be joining our pack. It’s a reminder that the future potential for Arkansas State, is indeed, always rising.
For me, National signing day is much more than just a commitment from young men to join our University to be athletes. It’s a commitment from these young men to be a part of our community, our family, and our lives. They may not realize it, but not only will they be signing up to hopefully make a difference on the field, they will, more importantly, have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many others, like those that came before them. To our future Red Wolves– know that, again, you are joining something much bigger than just an athletic program that’s ever rising. May your futures be bright and successful, and remember to keep your wolves up and howl hard. Welcome to the Pack!