San Benito athletes sign letters of intent to take their talents to the next level

SAN BENITO — With the meeting of pen to paper, a couple of soon-to-be high school graduates fulfilled their lifelong dreams of getting the chance to play sports in college.

On Monday, San Benito’s JR Gaitan and Armando Medrano inked letters of intent to play sports at the next level.

Gaitan, a standout on the Greyhounds baseball squad, committed to Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. Meanwhile, Medrano, a star wide receiver for the ’Hounds’ football team, pledged to play for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa.

“It’s an accomplishment to be here,” said Gaitan as a bevy of family and friends, all donned in SCC Blackhawks T-shirts, looked on in the San Benito High School Varsity gymnasium.

“It was a dream to play baseball at the next level, and now I’m here and I’m ready to go.”

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