Courtesy/Weatherford ISD

From left, Weatherford senior offensive lineman Cayde Taylor and senior wideout Logan Arnold signed their respective national letters of intent earlier this week.

Weatherford senior offensive lineman Cayde Taylor and senior wideout Logan Arnold each signed a national letter of intent earlier this week, after helping the Kangaroos secure their first seven-win season since 2005 in 2019.

Taylor, who signed with Henderson State University, said the moment he put pen to paper felt strange after dreaming about it since he was a kid.

“It means the world to to continue playing at the next level,” Taylor said.

“Ever since I was a little kid, me and my dad dreamed of me playing college ball somewhere, and now that it’s here, it’s kind of surreal.”

As for his choice to join the Reddies, Taylor said he really connected with the university’s coaching staff.

“I chose Henderson because to me, the coaches were elite, as well as the campus and facilities,” Taylor said.

For Arnold, who signed with Austin College, taking that next step and committing to the Kangaroos felt like a weight lifted, the senior wideout said. 

“My entire high school career it has been a dream to have the opportunity to continue playing the game I love, Arnold said.

“Knowing that I get the chance to [do that] is a huge relief and dream come true.”

As for his choice of Austin College, Arnold said his experience on campus felt incredibly personable, something which drew the wideout in.

“Everybody knows each other, everyone there is like a family,” Arnold said.

“I feel like that camaraderie is why we began football in the first place. I want to continue playing with a group of guys, not a bunch of individuals.”

Arnold added that his time spent playing for Weatherford has helped prepare him for the challenges ahead.

“This place will forever be in my heart, because it showed me who I really am,” Arnold said.

“It taught me how to overcome small and big obstacles. I am extremely proud to say I was a part of that. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the whole community behind us.”

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