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There's no doubt that DeSoto has a slew of stars on their girl's basketball team. Earlier this week, two of the reigning state champions made big-time commitments to college programs. Three-star senior guard Michayal Gatewood and four-star all-state Sa'Myah Smith took to Twitter earlier this week to announce their commitments to different universities.
Previously commited to Texas Tech, Gatewood took to Twitter on Monday to announce her commitment to Kansas State:
#gowildcats #committed 💜🤍 pic.twitter.com/bq8EShq2Vk
— mimi 🥀 (@michaylagatewo1) October 19, 2021
Gatewood missed last season due to a torn ACL. Prior to her injury, Gatewood was leading DeSoto in scoring. Her commitment falls in line with teammate Ja'Mia Harris who de-commited from Texas Tech in September and commited to Kansas State on October 3. The three-star recruit will return to the DeSoto squad this season and can be expected to be back at the top of her performance.
Smith, the No. 1 recruit in the DFW area and ESPN's HoopGurlz's fifth best player in the state took to Twitter to announce her commitment to play college ball at at LSU:
Locked in⏳🔑. pic.twitter.com/fw6HxUkJB1
— Sa'Myah Smith (@SaMyahSmith2022) October 17, 2021
Despite a season-ending torn ACL during her sophomore season, Smith had an outstanding junior season last year where she was named as the MVP of the UIL Class 6A State Title game after scoring 10 points and nabbing 14 rebounds in DeSoto's win. Smith can be expected to continue her regular dominance on the court this season for DeSoto.
With the commitments, DeSoto girls basketball now has seven returning athletes who are committed to Division I programs. The Lady Eagles return SMU commit Jiya Perry, Kansas State commits Gatewood and Harris, Mississippi commit Ayanna Thompson, Kentucky commit Tionna Herron, LSU commit Smith, and Texas commit Amina Muhammad.
After making an unofficial visit to the Waco campus on June 16th, DeSoto 2022 safety Devyn Bobby took to Twitter Monday afternoon to announce his commitment to Baylor's football program:
COMMITTED❕ #Sicem pic.twitter.com/ZEsqIYp1Hl— Devyn Bobby (@Deev2x) June 28, 2021
The 5-foot-10 prospect was able to work out with Baylor staff on his unofficial visit before the Bears' staff decided to extend an offer. It didn't take long for the 3-star athlete to call Baylor home.
Bobby is a two-time First Team All-District selectee who recorded 77 tackles last season (four for a loss), broke up 12 passes, forced two fumbles, and brought down four interceptions. He helped lead DeSoto to a 10-2 overall finish in the 2020 season.
As a 3-star recruit, Bobby chooses Baylor over the likes of Kansas State, Kansas, UTSA, Illinois State, SMU and more.