FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Four Snider High School football players put pen to paper, fully committing to play college football.
A'Nyis Lockett, Will Swartz, Lucas Owens and Tavareon Scott signed their letters of intent during a ceremony Tuesday at the school.
Lockett, a running back, signed with local NAIA powerhouse, the University of Saint Francis. Lockett rushed for nearly 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as senior. He earned All-Summit Athletic Conference honors. Lockett wants to one day become a physician's assistant.
Joining him will be USF is Swartz. The All-SAC offensive guard will likely continue to block for Lockett at some point. Swartz was also a standout wrestler at Snider. He plans to study criminal justice with hopes of becoming a police officer.
Owens is headed to the University of Indianapolis, an NCAA Division II program. The cornerback tallied 21 tackles, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery this past season. He earned All-SAC honors on the field and Academic All-State in the classroom. He plans to major in business administration and minor in entrepreneuership.
Scott will join Dodge City Community College, a 2-year community college in Kansas that plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Scott, a defensive end at Snider racked up 87 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. He earned All-SAC honors locally, All-State in Class 6A, and played in the Blue-Gray All-American Bowl in January. He will play linebacker at DCCC, and plans to study business management.
The four Panthers are part of a Snider senior class that won a state championship in 2015, 2 SAC titles, 3 sectionals, 2 regionals, 1 semi-state and 45 of 51 games.