South Oak Cliff Shines on National Signing Day

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DALLAS - No matter how it's written, a signature makes it official.

That's especially true when it's time for the heavy-hitters to decide which college programs they're committing to. Welcome to National Signing Day!

A day that brings up some, shall we say, very creative commitment reveals. But in South Oak Cliff, some recruits are proving you don`t need a big school to make a big splash. Like offensive tackle Cedric Williams Jr. who committed to Langston University in Oklahoma, "I'm just really overwhelmed going to college, being able to play football, do something I love while getting an education," Williams said.

Nearly 100 DISD student-athletes in attendance got a few words of wisdom from Hall of Famer Tim Brown via video,

"Please, make sure you get your degree," Brown said. "If there's anything that I can possibly say to you, it's that."

Star quarterback David Johnson was surrounded by family and friends as he and ten other athletes from South Oak Cliff signed their letters of intent.

Johnson chose Incarnate Word University, a private Catholic college in San Antonio.

“They recruited from the neck up, they didn`t look at my size," Johnson said. "They saw my ability to throw and they saw my leadership within the camp.”

In the end, Johnson’s goal is to pay back the people who helped him accomplish his goals.

“I want to thank my mom and my dad, dedicate a lot of time to my community, pull out some of the kids and help get them a scholarship just like I`m getting one today.”