Three commit to Chadron State College

Allison B. Hudson

On National Signing Day, Donaldsonville High Students filled a crowded cafeteria area to cheer on three young men as they inked with Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska.

Cortez Mitchell, Tre’ Brown, and Courtland Joshua all decided to attend the same college.

These three young men have not only enjoyed playing sports together growing up, but will now venture into manhood and adjust to college life together.

Mitchell said his decision of Chadron was because he wanted to get away from Donaldsonville and meet new people and experience new things.

“I want to see what its like to live in snowy weather,” he said.

All three men thanked God for allowing them this opportunity and also their families for their continued support.

“If it weren’t for the support system we have from our coaches, teachers and fans, none of this would be possible,” said Mitchell, while Brown and Joshua both agreed.

“If I did not have faith and believe in myself, I would not be standing here today,” added Mitchell.

The three were apart of a 31 senior signing class.

“We are very excited about the young men who have committed to Chadron State. We feel that they are great athletes along with being exceptional students and citizens,” offensive coordinator Chris Stein said. “This is an important time in the history of Chadron State football and all of these young men are happy to be a part of it.”

Tre’ Brown, 6’0”, 175 pounds, is a two-star ranked player from Scout.com and a 4-year starter. He ran for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior at Donaldsonville High and was named the MVP at the Baton Rouge 7-on-7 after having four interceptions. Brown primarily played running back in high school but will be a defensive back at Chadron State. He has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds and the 100 meters in 10.9

Courtland Joshua was an all-district choice and a second team all-state selection at linebacker. He had 97 total tackles, four sacks, five forced fumbles and seven interceptions. He also broke up seven passes, blocked three field goals and scored four touchdowns, and also played long snapper and on the offensive line. Joshua is 6’0”, 215 pounds.

5’8”, 160 pounds Cortez Micthell had 50 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defended as a defensive back. He had 16 receptions for 379 yards and scored five touchdowns as a wide receiver. Mitchell is also an avid baseball and basketball player.