UTSA Football receives gift, practice facilities

Another milestone was reached by the UTSA football program Tuesday as they announced a deal with Northside Independent School District to use the Dub Farris Athletic Complex on Loop 1604.

“This is a great pleasure for us,” Northside ISD superintendent John Folks said.  “We are excited about the partnership with UTSA.”

In return for use of the complex, UTSA has contributed money for new lockers to be used in both the home and visitors locker rooms.

 A new practice facility wasn’t the only milestone reached Tuesday as Bob Wills of the PM Group provided a check for $50,000 to be used as scholarships.

“He originally said he wanted to provide a scholarship worth $20,000,” Athletic Director Lynn Hickey said.  “He upped it to $50,000.  We thank him for his contributions.”

The day was wrapped up with the introduction of what will go down as the ‘original seven’: the first recruits to sign national letters of intent with UTSA.

The original seven are Robert Chapman, Cody Harris, Kam Jones, Sean Luchnick, Ferrington Macon, John Walker and Jake Wanamaker.