By Bill Spinks

COVID-19 may still have sports in a headlock right now, but the list of future collegians within the Waxahachie ISD athletic program continues to grow.

Recent WHS graduate BG Winn this weekend was the latest to commit, saying he will stay close to home to play baseball at the next level.

"Very blessed to say that I will be furthering my baseball and academic career at Southwestern Assemblies of God University," Winn announced on Twitter on Saturday. "Thank you to everyone who has helped me get here."

Winn’s senior season, like everyone else’s, was stopped cold on March 13 when the University Interscholastic League shut down all activities for what turned out would be the rest of spring.

Of course, Winn isn’t the only one from WHS to gain interest from colleges.

Rising senior CJ Noland, a 2020 Daily Light All-Ellis County boys’ basketball finalist, added Texas Christian University to an ever-lengthening list of major scholarship offers that includes Texas A&M, Creighton and Oklahoma State, among numerous others.

Teammate and classmate Jalen Lake has also received offers from Tulsa, Texas-El Paso, North Texas and Texas State, as well as Florida Atlantic, Colorado State and Grand Canyon University.

Senior-to-be Angel Garfias, the All-Ellis County girls’ soccer Player of the Year, has announced that she has committed to play Division I soccer at Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, La.

Among others from WHS, football player Jace Robinson has received an offer from SAGU, and Robinson and Xavien Thompson have both gotten offers to become teammates with the Bethel College (Kan.) Threshers. Star wide receiver Brandon Hawkins Jr. and defensive back Preston Hodge have gotten offers from Notre Dame College (Ohio), a member of NCAA Division II.

Rising WHS senior Ashton Wright announced in May he has received an offer from Division III East Texas Baptist.