“I was really excited seeing (the Bobcats) play a great offensive game,” Schroeder said. “I’ve known about Refugio football all my football career. It’s exciting.”
Schroeder was in the Cats’ field house Monday morning to watch three Refugio star football players sign letters of intent to play at Sul Ross University in Alpine — Cory Brown, Justin Padilla and Donald Trevino.
The Sul Ross head coach says he’s been watching football players in South Texas for a number of years.
“There’s no better place in the state to look than Refugio,” he said.
Schroeder told the parents, relatives, and football team gather for the signing that he received a phone call from B.J. Garcia.
Garcia, a former Refugio Bobcat in the late 1990s, helps match athletes with universities.
Jason Herring, Refugio head coach, said Garcia’s persistence make it happen for the boys.
“The goals for your sons are the same as mine,” Herring told the parents. “This will open some doors for them.”
Herring said he knew these kids had the potential to play college football.
“They will get an education and get to play football, too,” Herring said. “They will soon head to West Texas where I’m from.
Justin said he will pursue a career in special education, Donald will study criminal justice and Cory leans toward a degree in psychology.