Lady Cats senior softball player Crimson Bryant, a three-year member of the Lady Cats varsity softball team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday, Nov. 9 to play softball at the next level at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Bryant is the daughter of Jarrod and Starla Bryant.
Bryant said she met the coaching staff when the senior softball player made her official visit.
The senior said it just felt like a good fit for her. She said UT Tyler’s softball program felt like a family, making it an easy choice for her.
The campus is an hour and a half from Sulphur Springs.
The senior is excited at the opportunity to lead the team and make the field as a freshman.
The senior said getting a softball offer to play at the collegiate level is a dream come true. Bryant at the moment plans to major in business or potentially marketing.
Bryant’s Lady Cats Coach David Carrillo said he has seen incredible growth in the three years he has been around and worked with the senior, adding she has put in the work and is an incredibly gifted athlete.
Coach Carrillo said one of his fondest memories of the senior was the first two scrimmages Bryant pitched in Sulphur Springs, the coach wanted to take it easy for the first-time starter for the Lady Cats, and the UT Tyler signee struck out all nine batter she faced.
The next scrimmage, at McKinney Boyd (and my first Lady Cats softball game), Bryant struck out 18 batters. It was at that moment Coach Carillo knew he had a machine.
The softball coach said the program is grateful and blessed to have such a talented, hard-working player in the program.
Bryant’s varsity coach took it one step further by saying the UT Tyler signee is incredibly selfless and a team-oriented player.
Coach Carrillo said he will miss the senior and all the work she put in day-in and day-out.