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Most recent commits

Sam Boettiger (Aug. 19, 2023), Women’s Soccer

Emma Edwards (Aug. 12, 2023), Women’s Soccer


Acrobatics & Tumbling

Emily Kithil

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Round Rock, Texas/Rouse HS

Commitment Date: Oct. 14, 2022

Addison Williams

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Kaufman, Texas/Scurry-Rosserr HS

Commitment Date: Signed on Nov. 14, 2022

Makaelyn Frei

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Rockdale, Texas/Thorndale HS

Commitment Date: Sept. 27, 2022

Hannah Akers

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: College Station, Texas/College Station HS

Commitment Date: Nov. 9, 2022

Abby Coyle

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Leander, Texas/Rouse HS

Commitment Date: Sept. 30, 2022


Riley Bender

TRANSFER from: Abilene Christian (D1)

Hometown/High School: Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood HS

Commitment Date: July 17, 2023

Read our article announcing Bender’s commitment

Catching up with the Commits: Riley Bender

Romen Filla

TRANSFER from: North Lake College (JUCO)

Hometown/High School: Austin, Texas/McNeil High School

Commitment Date: July 13, 2023
A left-handed pitcher who stands at 6-foot-3, Filla is expected to have a significant impact with the UMHB pitching staff in 2024. He pounds the strike zone and pitches with confidence, as evidenced by his 17 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched as a freshman this past spring. He doesn’t miss often, and when he does, it is below the zone, making him a difficult matchup for hitters. He’ll look to lower his ERA in Belton and develop another go-to pitch, after giving up 10 earned runs in 10 appearances on the mound in his lone season at North Lake. 

Chris Perez

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: San Antonio, Texas/Jefferson HS

TRANSFER from: Frank Phillips College

Commitment Date: June 13, 2023

UMHB will have the entire right side of the infield from Frank Phillips College on the roster in 2024, as first baseman Jayden Chatman committed in late May. The starting second baseman at FPC, Perez is an exceptional all-around player, who contributed greatly in his first two collegiate seasons at the plate and in the infield. He hit .327 in 44 games this past spring, improving on his .298 batting average from 2021. He played in 67 career games for the Plainsmen and had a .440 on-base percentage in that span. Perez tallied 32 RBIs and three homers this past season. 

Cameron Talburt

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Tulsa, OK/Metro Christian HS

TRANSFER from: Eastern Oklahoma State College

Commitment Date: June 3, 2023

For the third time in the last week, UMHB baseball secured an impactful junior college Eastern Oklahoma State’s Cameron Talburt announced his decision to join the Cru on Saturday, following a strong sophomore campaign this past spring. 

An outfielder from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Talburt played in 41 games in 2023, hitting .280 with 19 runs batted in. He had a pair of home runs amidst 37 hits and added 10 doubles. A good eye at the plate also yielded 23 walks for the sophomore. 

His speed on the basepaths was evident as well, as Talburt stole 16 bases for a team that ranked 11th in the NJCAA in stolen bases, with 153. As mentioned with UMHB’s two previous JUCO commits this week, the Crusaders led the ASC in stolen bases this past season and tend to be aggressive on the basepaths, so Talburt should fit in well from that standpoint. 

Jayden Chatman

Sport: Baseball 

Hometown/High School: Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound HS

TRANSFER from: Frank Phillips College (JUCO)

Commitment Date: June 2, 2023

Read our write-up from June 2

Weston Dean

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Montgomery, Texas/Montgomery HS

TRANSFER from: Angelina College (JUCO)

Commitment Date: May 31, 2023

Read our write-up from June 2

Quint Mullen

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Dec. 9. 2022

UMHB head coach Mike Stawski continues to have success recruiting the Austin area, adding Mullen to the incoming class last week. The District 25-5A Defensive Player of the Year in 2022 as an infielder, Mullen helped CPHS to a 22-9-1 record last spring. He has excellent arm strength throwing across the field, and at the plate, has a solid uphill swing that often leads to extra-base hits. 

Carson Riley

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Liberty Hill, Texas/Liberty Hill HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Nov. 11, 2022

A catcher from nearby Liberty Hill, Riley is well-polished both at the plate and behind it. He hit .405 for LHHS with an on-base percentage of .475 during the 2022 season. He is stellar at catcher, and you won’t catch many opposing baserunners trying to steal bases with him behind the plate, as his arm strength is impressive.  Riley was a 25-5A Second-Team All-District selection this past spring. 

Jordan Fernandez

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Castroville, Texas/Cornerstone Baseball

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Nov. 11, 2022

An outfielder and right-handed pitcher, Fernandez has great athleticism, which is seen in his ability to make on play on pretty much any flyball hit in his direction. He runs a 7.13 in the 60-yard dash. On the mound, according to a report from Perfect Game, Fernandez has “Simple mechanics with control and found the zone plenty.” Also impressive is the fact that in the span of two years from 2019-2021, Fernandez saw a jump of 10 miles per hour in the speed of his fastball, a good sign of progression. 

Easton Cline

Sport: Baseball 

Hometown/High School: Mesa, Arizona/Red Mountain HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Nov. 8, 2022

Cline is a middle infielder with tremendous upside who hit .253 in 29 games this past spring as a senior. He had 11 RBIs, four doubles, and 18 runs scored while posting a fielding percentage of .912 with 29 putouts and 54 assists. He also stole seven bases. Cline drives the ball with an upward trajectory and has solid timing at the plate, especially on breaking balls. 

Rylan Unnasch

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School:Austin, Texas/Anderson HS

Commitment Date: Aug. 29, 2022

A right-hander who pitches and plays the middle infield, Unnasch is a quality addition to the incoming class. He is polished defensively at both the shortstop and second base positions, able to get to virtually every ground ball hit his way, and make the throw to first base in plenty of time. A First Team All-District selection as a junior, he hit .464 in 100 plate appearances, with 29 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .600, as Anderson won its district. 

Brennan Wuerch

Sport: Baseball

Hometown/High School: Cedar Park, Texas/Regents School of Austin

Commitment Date: Oct. 1, 2022

Wuerch, who primarily plays centerfield for Regents, is an exceptional addition to the Class of 2023 for head coach Mike Stawski’s program. He has speed, running a 6.75 60-yard dash, and consistency at the plate, having hit .680 this spring. His on-base percentage was .723, and Wuerch was successful on 89 percent of his stolen base attempts. He is the kind of player who sprints out of the batter’s box after making contact, and will do anything to make the catch in center field, which should make him a good fit in a program that seems to share a similar approach, especially to baserunning. 

Men’s Basketball

Preston Cazalas

Sport: Men’s Basketball

Hometown/High School: Corpus Christ, Texas/London HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: June 24, 2023

A sharpshooter with remarkable range, Cazalas is a huge addition for UMHB, especially because of what he brings on the offensive end. He finished his high school career as a two-time District MVP, three-time All-Region honoree, and three-time All South Texas First Team selection. He leaves London High School are the program record holder in assists, steals, three-pointers, and points in a season by a freshman. Cazalas, who was offered by UMHB on May 15, scored over 2,000 points in his prep career. He was honored as a 3A All-State selection as a senior.

Pierson Cazalas

Sport: Men’s Basketball

Hometown/High School: Corpus Christ, Texas/London HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: June 24, 2023

A 3A All-State selection, Cazalas was offered by UMHB on May 15. This past season as a senior guard for London, he averaged 21 points per game in the playoffs, earning the Co-Offensive Player of the Year honor in District 30-3A. With a hard-nosed style on both ends of the floor, Cazalas was also a TABC All-Region and All-State honoree. He also earned All-State honors as a wide receiver for London’s football team.

Women’s Basketball

Alexis Carmosino

TRANSFER from: Sul Ross State (D3)

Hometown/High School: Phoenix, Arizona/Thunderbird High School

A 5-foot-10 guard/forward, Carmosino will be reunited with her former head coach, Katie Novak-Lenoir, for her final collegiate season. A standout for the Lobos during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, Carmosino comes off an injury that kept her out of the entire 2022-23 season at SRSU, but allowed her to retain her fifth year of collegiate eligibility. 
In 2021-22, Carmosino started all 26 games for SRSU, averaging 13.9 points per game on her way to All-ASC honors. In two years with the Lobos, she started 47 games, averaging 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Read more in our write-up here.

Ella Hartmann

Sport: Women’s Basketball

Hometown/High School: Fredericksburg, Texas/Fredericksburg HS

Commitment Date: May 2, 2023

Hartmann was the District 27-4A MVP as a senior and scored 2,000+ points in her high school career at Fredericksburg. A TGCA Legacy All-Star selection in April, Hartmann established herself as one of Central Texas’ best long-range shooters, with an exceptional three-point shooting ability. She guided Fredericksburg to a 34-5 record this past season as the Lady Billies won four playoff games. 

Aubrey Campbell

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Spring, Texas/Klein Collins High School

Commitment Date: Jan. 6, 2023
A Second Team District 15-6A selection as a senior this past winter, Campbell is a force in the post. A power forward at Klein Collins, she averaged 6.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game in 28 games during the 2022-23 season, according to MaxPreps. She was offered by UMHB on Oct. 1, 2022, and committed on Jan. 6. Campbell signed on May 5, as one of two commits from previous head coach Mark Morefield to remain committed through the change in coaching staff. 

Lexi Clements

Sport: Women’s Basketball

Hometown/High School: Austin, Texas/Lake Travis High School

Commitment Date: July 28, 2022

Clements is a top-notch sharpshooter in the Class of the 2023, and is versatile, able to play both point guard and shooting guard. The 5’8 standout has been starting games for Lake Travis since her sophomore year, but was sidelined by an ACL tear for 10 months until January of her junior year. On both ends of the floor, Clements has great vision, able to make the necessary pass to a teammate for an easy layup, or intercept an opponent’s pass and turn it into points in transition. Clements attended UMHB’s Nike Skills Camp on June 29. 

Beach Volleyball

Reagan Sawyer

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock Christian Academy

Commitment Date: March 15, 2023

Sawyer played indoor volleyball for RRCA, and helped lead the Crusaders to an astounding 32 straight wins on their way to a TAPPS 3A State Title last fall. A setter for RRCA, she played alongside fellow UMHB volleyball commit Savannah Johnson, and averaged 10.3 assists per set. She also tallied 84 kills and 78 aces.

Men’s Cross Country

Ryan Anderson

Sport: Cross Country

Hometown/High School: The Woodlands, Texas/College Park HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Nov. 14, 2022

Anderson is a fantastic addition for head coach Alex Aldaco’s men’s cross country squad, which has been seeking to gain traction over the last several years as the relatively new program develops. Anderson was a key member of College Park’s program, as a two-time team regional qualifier, 6A State Championships team qualifier, and also ran on the team that placed third at the 2022 Nike South Regional. His top 5K time of the year came on Oct. 1, when he ran a 16:02.1 at the Nike South Invitational (though cross country typically is more reliant on place than time, considering each course is different). Anderson has consistently improved his times across the board from season-to-season, going back to his freshman year in 2019, which is a very good indication of his continued progression entering the collegiate ranks. 

Women’s Cross Country

Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf


Sonny Bentley 

Hometown/High School:Fischer, Texas/Canyon Lake HS

Class Of: 2023

Commitment Date: June 26, 2023
Bentley is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound guard who contributed greatly to the Canyon Lake offensive line this past year as a senior. He has a mature approach and his leadership skills have been noted by many. Bentley was a Second Team Academic All-State honoree and a First Team District 13-4A selection in 2022. 

Trent White

Sport: Football 

Hometown/High School: Lubbock, Texas/Monterey HS

TRANSFER from: USMAPS (U.S. Military Academy Prep School) 

Commitment Date: June 16, 2023

White, a running back and Texas native, released his top two schools in a Twitter post on June 13, announcing he would soon commit to either UMHB or Blinn Junior College. Three days later, he committed to UMHB, adding more depth to the running backs unit. He spent 10 months at Army West Point, playing at the academy’s prep school, after a stellar high school career in Lubbock. White rushed for 1,254 yards on 174 carries, scoring nine touchdowns as a senior in 2021. He had seven 100+ yard rushing games. 

Breezion Spiller

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Killeen, Texas/Ellison HS

TRANSFER from: Tarleton State

Commitment Date: June 11, 2023

A versatile quarterback who earned back-to-back District MVP honors in high school, Spiller comes to Belton with four years of remaining eligibility. He did not see game action at Tarleton State in 2020, and was not on the roster in 2021 or 2022. His passing ability is exceptional and he brings a dual-threat ability to the table with his speed in the open field. Read more about Spiller’s commitment here

Brayden Whitehead

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Houston, Texas/Nimitz HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: June 11, 2023

A strong-armed quarterback who threw for 2,000+ yards as a high school senior this past fall, Whitehead is a late commit in the 2023 class, but could have an impact very early on in his collegiate career. Though he said in January that he is working to improve his running ability, his passing skill set speaks for itself on film. His tremendous accuracy is noticed right off the bat, as is his awareness in the pocket. Read more about Whitehead’s commitment here.

Rueben Ethan Frye

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Corsicana, Texas/Mildred HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: March 9, 2023

Frye is a 5’10, 165 lb RB who possesses an outstanding downhill rushing ability, having carried Mildred’s offense this past fall. He rushed for 1,678 yards on 272 carries in nine games for the Eagles, averaging 186.4 yards per game. Frye scored 15 times and also finished the year as an Academic All-State selection. He also held an offer from Southwestern. 

Evan O’Grady

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Georgetown, Texas/Homeschool 

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: March 29, 2023

O’Grady is a strong athlete from nearby Georgetown who has tremendous athleticism and speed, allowing him to play either side of the ball. Primarily a quarterback/receiver on offense, and a safety on defense, O’Grady played for the Austin Royals as a senior in 2022. In an Oct. 8 68-19 win over FEAST Homeschool this past fall, he completed 6-of-9 passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns, and added 113 rushing yards on just eight carries. 

Ozias Wright

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker HS

TRANSFER: from Sul Ross State (D3) 

Commitment Date: Announced on April 29, 2023

Read our full article on Wright’s transfer here:

TJ Rone

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Houston, Texas/Lamar HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 21, 2023

A 5’8 receiver, Rone is incredibly quick and a top-level route runner. He caught 23 passes for 450 yards and four touchdowns this past fall. A true playmaker on offense, Rone also held offers from North American University (NAIA) and Southwestern (D3). 

Kevaughn Rogers

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: China Spring, Texas/China Spring HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 20, 2023

Rogers, a talented receiver, helped China Spring to its second straight state title this past fall, as the Cougars went 15-1, beating Boerne 24-21 in the UIL 4A Div. I state championship game. Rogers had a 29-yard reception in the win, and played a key role in China Spring’s passing attack throughout the season. He’s a proven winner who will excel in Belton. Also had offers from SAGU (NAIA), Texas Lutheran (D3), ETBU (D3), MidAmerica Nazarene (NAIA), and Hardin-Simmons (D3). 

Montrell Mitchell

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Cypress, Texas/Cypress Park HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 20, 2023

A standout who played both sides of the ball at Cypress Park, Mitchell was both a defensive back and receiver, and played both positions at a high level. Mitchell had 17 solo tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2022, and was named Honorable Mention All-District 16-6A following the season. He was offered by UMHB on March 7.

Jake Zapata

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Eagle Pass, Texas/Eagle Pass HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 18, 2023

Previously an Ottawa University commit, Zapata is a 6’0, 180 lb safety who reads opposing quarterbacks well, as evidenced by his footwork in pass coverage, and just reacts the right way in split-second moments. Multiple times over his final two high school seasons, Zapata came up with an interception off of a tipped pass, or broke up what seemed to be a near-certain completion due to his innate ability to make contact with the ball before it gets to the opposing receiver. Also had offers from Wayland Baptist (NAIA) and Graceland (NAIA), amongst others. 

Dillan Botts

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School:Cypress, Texas/Bridgeland HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 17, 2023

A 6’2, 270 lb defensive tackle who anchored Bridgeland’s defensive front this past fall, Botts is a force to be reckoned with. He is quick enough to get around opposing offensive linemen, but yet strong enough to bottle up an opposing running back before he gets to the open field. Botts tallied 17 tackles and a sack in 2022. Notably, he was recently named one of six Houston-area athletes to receive a $10,000 scholarship presented by the Houston Texans and Reliant Energy for excellence on the field and in the classroom. Also was offered by South Dakota School of Mines (D2), Chadron State (D2), UTPB (D2), and Southwestern Oklahoma State (D2).

Elijah Mankins

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Midlothian, Texas/Midlothian Heritage HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 12, 2023

Mankins, Midlothian Heritage’s starting left guard, ended his high school career as a 2nd Team All-State selection as well as a 1st Team All-District selection, having helped his team to a 7-0 district record this past fall. He also held offers from MidAmerican Nazarene (NAIA), and Waldorf Univeristy (NAIA). 

Solomon Hopkins

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Midlothian, Texas/Midlothian Heritage HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 13, 2023

An outstanding defensive back for a highly-rated Midlothian Heritage team, Hopkins was mentioned by Lone Star Preps as one of the top safeties in Texas in the Class of 2023, and was voted First-Team All-State by the Padilla Poll and Honorable Mention All-State by the Texas Sportswriters Association. His 2022 numbers were incredible: 113 tackles, four interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Hopkins also had offers from Oklahoma Baptist (D2), SAGU (NAIA), and McPherson College (NAIA), amongst others. 


Sport: Football

Hometown/High School/Prev. College: San Antonio, Texas/San Antonio Christian HS/Texas Tech (D1), Samford (D1)

Commitment Date: April 4, 2023

Durham-Honer made his commitment official in a Twitter post early in April, making him the first known D1-to-D3 transfer in UMHB’s current recruiting class. A 5-foot, 10-inch wide receiver who earned multiple All-District honors on both sides of the ball in high school, he spent two years on the roster at Texas Tech before transferring to Samford. At Samford, an FCS program, he saw action in three games in 2022 after seeing no game action in 2021. He comes to Belton still looking to have an impact within a collegiate offense, having not yet tallied a collegiate reception. His speed and IQ could make him an impact transfer for the Cru in 2023. 

Abraham Hernandez

Hometown/High School: Mission, Texas/Mission HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: April 3, 2023

Hernandez is an outstanding athlete who played quarterback, tight end, and long snapper throughout his high school career. Said Doug Conrey, who is the founder/lead coach of Texas Long Snapping: “AB Hernandez is one of the most gifted athletes I have ever trained in my 50 years of coaching. His speed, agility, and strength, coupled with his high intelligence capability, should make him an outstanding collegiate player.” 

Kory Garcia

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: San Antonio, Texas/Cornerstone Christian School

Commitment Date: March 6, 2023

HS Class of: 2023

Primarily a long snapper, Garcia stands at 6’0, weighing 230 lbs, and has remarkable accuracy when it comes to his snaps. “His starting form is very good, and when he gets set, Garcia simply does not miss,” said Chris Rubio’s player review on Garcia following the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camp on March 5. This is a major addition to UMHB’s incoming class as Garcia was awarded invites to multiple national all-star events following his senior season. 

Thomas Langrum

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: North Richland Hills, Texas/Richland HS

Commitment Date: April 11, 2023

HS Class of: 2023

A strong athlete who is versatile, Langrum is a solid pick-up for the Cru in this recruiting class. At 6-foot, 175 lbs, he displayed exceptional route running when lined up as a slot WR this past season and his above-average speed (4.6 40 yd dash) is an added plus to his skill set. Defensively, he navigates through blocks well and finds his way to the ballcarrier in run defense, while demonstrating great awareness when in pass coverage. Lots of pass breakups came his way this past fall as he helped Richland to an 8-3 record. Also had previous offers from Georgetown (FCS), Southwestern, and Beloit College. 

Hayden Tanner

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Nevada, Texas/Community HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: February 9, 2023

Tanner was both a first-team all-district tight end and outside linebacker at Community HS, catching 18 passes for 320 yards along with making 12 solo tackles and 17 total tackles during his senior year. Versatile, strong, and quick, Tanner was a key part of Community’s varsity program for the last several seasons. He picked up offers from Sul Ross State and ETBU, both in the ASC along with UMHB. 

Nate Western

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: San Antonio, Texas/ Wagner HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: February 3, 2023

Western, a 6’3, 215 lb linebacker and athlete, certainly has the athleticism and size necessary to make a major impact on the Crusader defense. He picked up offers from Hardin-Simmons and Tyler Junior College in addition to the one he received from UMHB. With versatility to play pretty much anywhere on the defense, Western was a key part of Wagner’s 5-2 district record this past fall. He tallied 46 solo tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and five forced fumbles. Really impressive player all the way around. 

Miguel Perla

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 27, 2023

Perla, a talented offensive lineman standing at 6’0, 285 lbs, greatly aided Mesquite’s rushing attack, playing on the varsity level since 2020 (according to Hudl). He has a strong first step, and makes contact early with the opposing defender, leading to key blocks for the running back. Perla was recruited by ASC foes ETBU, and Texas Lutheran, in addition to offers from Centenary (La.) and Wisconsin Lutheran. 

Keiran Phounsavath

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Royse City, Texas/Royse City HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 25, 2023

A noseguard and defensive end for Royse City, Phounsavath tallied 48 total tackles, 30 of which were solo, during his senior season in 2022. He added 5.0 tackles for loss and is exceptional in getting into the backfield, putting pressure on the opposing quarterback through the middle of the offensive line. That forces the quarterback to go right or left, which leads to scrambling outside the pocket and often, incompletions. He was also offered by Howard Payne, Culver-Stockton, ETBU, and Sul Ross State. 

Isaac McCrumby

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Garrison, Texas/Garrison High School

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 24, 2023

McCrumby was a First Team All-District WR this past fall and a Second Team All-District defensive back as a senior in District 22-2A. He tallied 20 receptions for 479 yards and seven touchdowns on offense, while adding 31 tackles in 10 games on the defensive side of the ball. He also returned kickoffs for Garrison, with 176 return yards in 2022. McCrumby also held offers from McMurry (ASC), Millsaps, Westminster College, Wayland Baptist, Texas Lutheran (ASC), and others. 

Guy Powell

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Bangs, Texas/Bangs High School

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 24, 2023

A 5’7, 170 lb running back/athlete out of Bangs, Powell runs a 4.40 40-yard dash and has been clocked at 10.73 in the 100-meter dash. A natural speedster, Powell was a First Team All-District selection as a senior, carrying the ball 211 times for 2,040 yards and 25 touchdowns this past fall. He tallied 11 100-yard rushing performances, and had eight receptions with four receiving touchdowns as well. As a free safety, he was just as spectacular, with 105 solo tackles during the 2022 season, and recovered two fumbles. Powell was also offered by Rocky Mountain College and Eastern New Mexico. 

Luke Smith

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Crosby, Texas/Crosby HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 23, 2023

A slot receiver, Smith caught 39 receptions for 559 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.3 yards per catch this past fall. At 5’7, 155 lbs, Smith’s speed is exceptional and played a role in helping Crosby reach the 5A state semifinals in 2021, as Smith had 350 receiving yards that season.The one route that allowed him to get past defenses time and time again was a screen pass from the outside that saw Smith cut back before turning upfield, creating space between him and opposing defensive backs.  He was offered by UMHB on Jan.16 and also held an offer from D-III heavyweight Mount Union, 

Joshua Kurtenbach

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Denison, Texas/Denison HS

Class Of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 23, 2023

Kurtebach is incredibly versatile, having played quarterback, safety, wide receiver, and linebacker at points in his prep career at Denison HS, though he focused on quarterback in 2022. This past fall, Kurtenback carried the ball 101 times for 542 yards and eight scores, adding 10 toucdhowns through the air. He completed 103-of-156 passes for 1,419 yards. His first offer came from Hendrix College in August of 2022, and he also had an offer from UMHB, visiting campus on Jan. 21. He committed just two days later to The Cru. Also notable, Kurtenbach is currently ranked 13th in his senior class of 288 with a 4.63 GPA. 

Albert Williams

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Spring, Texas/Spring hS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 22, 2023

A three-sport athlete who is currently averaging 6.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in basketball, Williams’ athleticism is notable. At 6’4, 195 lbs, he was a matchup problem for opposing defensive backs in high school, and will likely be a matchup problem for UMHB’s opponents once he sees action in Belton, due to his combined size and athleticism. This past season, he had 564 receiving yards for Spring on 36 receptions, along with 296 rushing yards on 32 carries. He also completed 16-of-33 passes, tossing a pair of touchdowns. He also had an offer from Texas Wesleyan and D-I FCS Austin Peay State. 

CJ Irving

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: San Antonio, Texas/Veterans Memorial HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 21, 2023

A pro-style quarterback, some have said Irving is one of, if not the, most agile quarterbacks to come out of the San Antonio area this year. His speed combined with his arm strength to throw the ball deep allows him to challenge opposing defenses in a number of ways. He was selected as District 13-5A First-Team QB this past fall, and was selected to the San Antonio Sports All-Star Game, played in the Alamodome. Irving had interest from D-I programs, and picked up offers from Sul Ross State and Hardin-Simmons, amongst others. 

Gage Ellis

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Fort Worth, Texas/Boswell HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 19, 2023

A skilled running back and wide receiver, Ellis has a smaller frame at 5’8, 155 lbs, but more than makes up for it with his speed. Often the slot receiver in Boswell’s 4 WR sets, Ellis has unmatched speed, often outdistancing the opposing defensive back within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage. He has great hands and showed an ability to catch the ball in traffic multiple times this past fall for Boswell, with 43 receptions, 721 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns. He was offered by UMHB on Dec, 15, 2022. 

Jonathan Martin Jr. 

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Beaumont, Texas/Beaumont United HS

Class of: 2023

Committment Date: Jan. 18, 2023

Martin, a quarterback/athlete, can do a little bit of everything on the field, and notable chose UMHB over another D-III power, Mount Union, amongst other offers. As a quarterback, he has a solid arm with confidence in the pocket, and completed 32 of 71 passing attempts in six games for Beaumont United this past year (according to MaxPreps). His longest completion went for 80 yards. A top-level athlete, he showed his ability to run with the ball in his hands as well, tallying 272 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Martin was offered by UMHB on Aug. 18, 2022. 

Nathan Prehar

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Dripping Springs, Texas/Dripping Springs HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 17, 2023

A 6’2, 245 lb defensive end for one of the top 6A programs in Central Texas, Prehar is a force to be reckoned with at the line of scrimmage. In 12 games during his senior year, he tallied 38 total tackles, 10 solo, and 4.0 tackles for loss while putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks throughout the season. Prehar was part of a Dripping Springs team that went 12-2 this past year, winning three playoff games in the process. He visited UMHB on Jan. 16. 

Helijah Johnson

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School:Fischer, Texas/Canyon Lake HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 17, 2023

A San Antonio Sports All-Star Game selection, Johnson has speed but runs downhill as well, a good combination for a running back. His 40-yard dash has been timed at 4.6 seconds, and also tallied several yards after contact for Canyon Lake this past season. He averaged 90 rushing yards per game finishing with six touchdowns on 85 carries and 543 total yards. He also demonstrated good hands out of the backfield, catching 12 passes for 183 yards. Johnson was offered by UMHB on Dec. 13, 2022. 

Marcus Taylor II

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Buda, Texas/Hays HS

Class of: 2022 (TRANSFER)

Commitment Date: Jan. 5, 2023

Taylor is the third known transfer UMHB has added to its roster for the 2023 season, as Taylor comes from Widener University, a D-III program in Chester, Pennsylvania. A defensive back, Taylor saw significant action as a true freshman in 2022, playing six games with 16 solo tackles, and 18 total tackles. He added two interceptions, which ranked first on the team, and four pass breakups, also a team-high. With collegiate experience already under his belt, Taylor brings an increased level of maturity to Belton, though he will only be in his sophomore year this next fall. He was originally offered by UMHB out of high school, on Feb 28, 2022. 

James Tejeda

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Houston, Texas/Stratford HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 5, 2023

An offensive lineman who can play either tackle or guard, Tejeda is the first high school commit for the Cru in 2023. At 6’2, 245 lbs, he was a force on the line at Stratford, a team that went 8-3 in 2022, and reached the playoffs. Tejeda finished his prep career as a District 17-6A honoree and was offered by UMHB on Oct. 17. 

Tyler Woods

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School/Prev. School: Cypress, Texas/The Village School/Hardin-Simmons

Class of: 2020 (TRANSFER)

Commitment Date: Jan. 4, 2023

Woods transfers from HSU to UMHB after spending two and a half seasons in Abilene. He entered the transfer portal midseason on Oct. 27, and has three years of eligibility remaining. While in high school, Woods was a TAPPS First-Team All-State selection, as well as an Academic All-State honoree. At 6’0, 215 lbs, he can run downhill, but can also catch passes out of the backfield, and blocks well in the pocket, making him a versatile contributor to any offense. 

Jordan Oldoerp

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School/Prev. School: Hutto, Texas/Hendrickson HS/Southern Nazarene

Class of: 2021 (TRANSFER)

Commitment Date: Jan. 3, 2023

The first commitment of the new year is Oldoerp, a transfer quarterback from D-II Southern Nazarene. He helped Hendrickson to the second round of the playoffs as a senior in 2021 and set four school records while with the Hawks for passing yards in a game, passing yards in a season, completions in a game and touchdowns in a game. He steps up in the pocket and throws downfield with tremendous arm strength, but has speed as a runner as well, making him a true dual-threat signal caller. He entered the transfer portal on Dec. 26 and has three years of eligibility.

Dakarion Judge

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Dec. 29, 2022

Even with All-American WR/KR/PR K.J. Miller having finished his college career, UMHB will still have West Orange-Stark HS represented on its roster, with Judge’s presence. A fleet-footed receiver who can also have a tremendous impact in the return game, he reads the opposing defensive backs well as he turns upfield. At West Orange-Stark, he was often put in motion as the ball was snapped, catching swing passes in the flat, which allowed him to showcase his speed and get into the open field. His 40-yard dash has been timed at 4.58 seconds. UMHB was the first program to offer Judge back on Oct. 31. 

Dallas Payne 

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Houston, Texas/ Stratford High School

Commitment Date: Nov. 15, 2022

Payne is an exceptional running back and slot back, who has the potential to grow into an all-conference-type player after arrival in Belton. With speed and good vision, Payne rushed for 1,052 yards on 133 carries this past season, with five 100-plus yard performances. In the receiving game, Payne had 11 receptions for 145 yards. He had 12 rushing touchdowns, and two receiving touchdowns. 

Cooper Staton

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Moody, Texas/Moody High School/

Commitment Date: Nov. 10, 2022

Staton is UMHB’s second known football commit in the Class of 2023. A versatile wide receiver, who is effective on both short and long routes, he was recently selected to play in the Dream All-American Bowl on Jan. 16, 2023 in Dallas, which is a high honor, considering a committee hand-selects the invitees. A 6’0, 160 lb high school senior, Staton had 27 catches for 356 yards and a touchdown this past fall.

Grant Moffatt

Sport: Football

Hometown/High School: Burleson, Texas/Burleson Centennial HS 

Commitment Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Moffatt, a Class of 2023 offensive line commit, stands at 6’5, 250 lbs, primarily playing offensive tackle. He has size, but also an excellent first step off of the line, and has played a key role in the success of Centennial’s rushing attack this season. The Spartans are 4-0, with a 2-0 district record at the time of Moffatt’s commitment. 

Men’s Soccer

Chase Duhon

TRANSFER from: Central Arkansas (D1)

Hometown/High School: Allen, Texas/Allen HS

Commitment Date: Announced on July 26, 2023
UMHB picked up a notable commitment late in the recruiting cycle, as Duhon joins The Cru after playing the 2022 season at Central Arkansas. The North Texas native initially began his college career at UT-Tyler at the D-II level, where he saw action in 17 games as a true freshman in 2021. A contributor to the UT-Tyler back line during that 2021 season, Duhon also took five shots and scored a goal as the Patriots posted an 8-8-1 record. 

Sergio Vargas

TRANSFER from: Southwestern College (NAIA)

Hometown/High School: Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown HS

Commitment Date: May 2, 2023

A midfielder who is a Central Texas native, Vargas played in nine matches for Southwestern in 2022, and started one match against Avila. He tallied four shots in 149 minutes of action.

Nathan Riess

TRANSFER from: Saint Mary’s (MN) (D3)

Hometown/High School: Timnath, CO/Fossil Ridge HS

Commitment Date: May 2, 2023

A freshman at Saint Mary’s in 2022, Riess contributed in 12 matches, scoring a goal with two shots on goal. A 6-foot-1 midfielder, Riess starred for Real Colorado MLS Next before moving on to the collegiate level. As a senior at Fossil Ridge, he scored seven goals and recorded five assists as the Sabercats went 13-7 in 2021.

Michael Myers

TRANSFER from: UT-TYler (D2)

Hometown/High School: Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy HS

Commitment Date: Jan. 13, 2023

A 5-foo-9 midfielder, Myers comes from the D2 level where he played in 25 matches for the Patriots over two seasons. He started seven matches as a true freshman and saw action in 12 as a sophomore in 2022. He recorded two assists last fall for UT-Tyler along with three shots on goal. As a senior at Lovejoy, Myers was named Co-Offensive MVP.

Women’s Soccer

Sam Boettiger
Hometown/High School: Frisco, Texas/Rock Hill HS
Class of: 2024
Commitment Date: August 19, 2023

Boettiger enters her senior year at the high school as a standout defender for Rock Hill, a program that has enjoyed notable success within the past several years. As a sophomore, she contributed to a squad that went 21-2-1 overall, and earned Second Team District 10-5A All-District honors. This past season as a junior, Boettiger added another All-District accolade, as she was named the District 5-6A First Team. 

Emma Edwards
Hometown/High School: Rowlett, Texas/Sachse HS
Class of: 2024
Commitment Date: August 12, 2023

Edwards, a goalkeeper, committed to UMHB as she heads into her senior year of high school. According to MaxPreps, in 15 matches as a junior, Edwards tallied 16 saves and recorded seven shutouts. The Mustangs posted a 19-5-1 record with a 14-2 mark in district play, as Sachse reached the first round of the playoffs. 

Ariana Vasquez
Hometown/High School: San Antonio, Texas/Pieper HS
Class of: 2024
Commitment Date: July 19, 2023

Vasquez committed to UMHB this summer after starring for a Pieper team that went 18-6 overall and 11-3 in district play in 2023. A defensive and attacking midfielder, Vasquez was named to the San Antonio Senior ‘24 Summer Watch List by SA High School & Club Soccer as one of the top area players in the Class of 2024. This past season, Vasquez was named a First Team All-District selection in District 26-5A, and looks to lead Pieper to a strong 2024 campaign, as the Warriors were recently ranked No. 10 in Lethal Soccer’s Way-Too-Early 2024 Texas 5A rankings. 

Jayme Dowell (TRANSFER)

Sport: Women’s Soccer

Hometown/High School/Prev. College: Longview, Texas/Spring Hill HS/Central Oklahoma (D2)

Commitment Date: April 14, 2023

Dowell transfers in after seeing action in 19 games this past fall for Central Oklahoma as a freshman midfielder, having taken 13 shots with three on goal. A high school standout offensively, Dowel tallied 92 goals and 64 assists at Spring Hill, and overall, knows how to move the offense well. Her presence could aid the Cru greatly after losing a number of talented senior forwards and midfielders following the 2022 campaign. 

Karryn Duncan

Class of: 2023

Hometown/High School: Cypress, Texas/Bridgeland HS

Commitment Date: Signed with UMHB on Nov. 16, 2022

A stellar defender who anchored Bridgeland’s back line on its run to the 5A State Tournament this past spring, Duncan earned both the District 16-6A Defensive MVP award as well as a TASCO First-Team All-State selection. She played a major role in Bridgeland allowing just 22 shots on goal anduring her senior season. Duncan was also a THSCA and TASCO Academic All-State honoree.


Bailey Frenzel
Hometown/High School: Orange, Texas/Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS

TRANSFER from: Angelina College (JUCO)

Frenzel is a first baseman with explosive power at the plate. She could easily emerge as one of UMHB’s top hitters in 2024, after hitting for an incredible .429 batting average over her first two years at the college level. As a freshman, she garnered NJCAA All-America honors as she hit .503 in 51 games with 17 home runs. This past spring, she helped Angelina reach the NJCAA World Series, leading the team with 10 homers and 50 RBIs. 

Eileigh Whyte
Hometown/High School: Austin, Texas/Westwood HS

TRANSFER from: Hill College (JUCO)

A left-handed pitcher, Whyte has a chance to make a big impact during her first season in Belton. She was at the heart of the Hill College pitching staff this past spring, starting 21 games and throwing a team-high 179.1 innings. She threw 17 complete games and struck out 170 batters while walking just 26. 

Jordan Iverson
Hometown/High School: Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood HS

TRANSFER from: Hardin-Simmons (D3)

Iverson comes to Belton after playing her freshman year for ASC rival Hardin-Simmons, where she saw action in 11 games and made six starts. An infielder/outfielder with a notable defensive ability, Iverson posted a .909 fielding percentage with six putouts. She also was .154 at the plate in 13 at-bats and hit a home run in a 2-for-3 performance against Simpson College on Feb. 17.

Ella Gamblin

Sport: Softball

Hometown/High School: Celina, Texas/Celina HS

Class Of: 2023

Commitment/Signing Date: Nov. 9, 2022

True To The Cru was recently notified of Gamblin’s commitment as the Celina pitcher comes off a stellar senior season. She was named the Team MVP, as well as a First Team-District 11-4A selection, and tossed a no-hitter in the Bi-District round of the playoffs, as Celina defeated Dallas Carter High, 16-0. With a good ability to mix pitches and speed throughout the course of a start, she keeps opposing hitters off-balance at the plate. The right-hander also demonstrates excellent pitch location and her accuracy played a key role in her success in the circle at Celina.

Reese Albrecht
Hometown/High School: Liberty Hill, Texas/Liberty Hill HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Oct. 2, 2022

Albrecht comes to Belton as a pitcher, though she also played middle infield and outfield for portions of her career at Liberty Hill. This past spring, as a senior, her versatility was recognized as she was named District 25-5A Utility Player of the Year. With Albrecht as a key contributor, Liberty Hill posted a 29-7 overall record and reached the third round of the UIL Playoffs in 2023. 

Chloee Mason

Sport: Softball

Hometown/High School: Joaquin, Texas/Joaquin HS

TRANSFER: from Blinn College (JUCO)

A right-handed pitcher, Mason has a chance to make an early impact with the Cru after tossing 123.1 innings with a 2.78 ERA this past spring. She struck out 83 batters, walked 40, and started 21 games for the Buccaneers. According to an Austin County News article written in April, Mason “has found success with a pitch selection that includes baffling breaking balls and swing-and-miss off-speed offerings.”

Madeline Stephenson

Sport: Softball

Hometown/High School: Orange, Texas/Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS

TRANSFER: from Blinn College (JUCO)

Stephenson was a consistent force for Blinn at the plate in 50 games this past spring, hitting .254 with 18 RBIs, six doubles, and nine stolen bases. She was one of four players on the roster who played in all 50 of Blinn’s games, and contributed to the Buccaneers’ 28 wins with a fielding percentage of .955, turning a team-high eight double plays.

Chloe Cox
Hometown/High School: Aledo, Texas/Aledo HS

Class of: 2023

Commitment Date: Jan. 10, 2023

Cox will be looking to make an early impact with The Cru, as she begins her college career after a stellar senior season. An outfielder who brings both a high-quality defensive skill set and a consistent bat to Belton, Cox helped Aledo to a 26-6-1 record and the District 5-5A title this past spring. She was also an Academic All-State selection in 2023. 

Brookelyn Guerrero

Sport: Softball

Hometown/High School: China Spring, Texas/China Spring High School

Commitment Date: Dec. 18, 2021

Guerrero, an All-District selection in 2021, is the first known Class of 2023 commit for head coach Melissa Mojica’s program. Last spring, as a sophomore, she hit .390 in 27 games, with 33 RBI and two home runs, with 14 of her 32 hits going for extra bases. The infielder/catcher will join her club teammates Hannah McCallister and Bralyn Belk, both Class of 2022 commits, in Belton, and in October, she was ranked as one of top Class of 2023 utility players in the state of Texas by Lonestar Preps. Guerrero made her visit to UMHB on Sept. 21 of this year. 

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis


Caiden LaSala

Hometown/High School: New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon HS

Commitment Date: Oct. 11, 2022

LaSala, a defensive specialist/libero for Canyon and Ignite Volleyball Club, is the third addition that we have recorded to UMHB volleyball’s 2023 recruiting class. Playing for a strong high school team that is currently 9-0 in district play, LaSala has played in 97 sets, averaging 2.2 digs per set, along with 33 assists. She has played in no shortage of high-level matches, including the 2021 UIL 5A State Tournament, as Canyon posted a 43-8 record.