Garrett Ellington’s signing of a letter of intent became quite a gathering. There were two individuals in Royse City for whom many concerns and prayers have gone out in recent months. Sgt. William Ellington (above at top left) caught the attention of the community after being injured by an IED explosion in Iraq on Dec. 6. Royse City coach Jim Willis (above at top right) was on the minds of many following serious injury in a car accident last October. This past Thursday, both walked into Royse City High School to attend the letter-signing by Garrett Ellington (above center). Willis is expected to return to his position at RCHS in the fall as a secondary coach and social studies teacher. Sgt. Ellington is still recovering from his injuries, but seemed in high spirits as he watched his younger taking the step to play college ball. Garrett Ellington has been recruited to play linebacker for Abilene Christian University with a partial athletic scholarship. Ellington intends to study exercise science and plans on becoming a coach. He was accompanied at his signing by his parents Liz and Larry Ellington, as well as Head Football Coach Rodney Webb (above at top center).

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