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Seven Buckeyes sign with colleges

By JOE DODD

The ranks of former Gilmer Buckeyes playing at the college level received a boost Wednesday when seven Gilmer seniors signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers after graduation from high school.

“That puts us in the sixties. I don't know the exact number, but it's at least up in the mid sixties of kids that have furthered their education by playing in our program,” said Gilmer head football coach and athletic director Jeff Traylor, who watched his ninth class of seniors sign letters of intent.

Dakota Hagler, named to the Texas Sports Writer's Association's All-State first team last week, signed with Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Hunter Harrison and Josh Thompson signed with Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Prentess Bell, Zack Jones and Jonathon Rockwell signed with Lon Morris College in Jacksonville. D.J. Stanley signed a baseball scholarship to attend Texarkana College.

Traylor praised his seniors and the people who helped t…