HARLINGEN — Devin Rosas put pen to paper Tuesday afternoon and made his college dreams a reality.
Rosas will exchange Cardinal red for Pirate black and gold as he will attend Southwestern University in Georgetown where he plans to participate in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
“This day means everything to me,” said Rosas. “It’s been a lifelong goal of mine to compete at the college level. I plan to compete in the three events that I did here at Harlingen High so I know I’m ready for the next level.”
Rosas plans to perfect his craft in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and will hope to compete as a decathlon athlete.
“I started contacting Southwestern around September. The coach and I kept in contact and I would send him updates throughout the track season.” Rosas said. “I’ve already visited the campus and it is beautiful. It felt like home as soon as I stepped foot on campus. The distance between there and home is far, but I’m ready for the challenges that come with being a college athlete.”
Rosas is fresh off his best season as a senior as he claimed both a district title and an area title in his three events.
“My four years here at Harlingen have been great,” he said. “I loved competing here, and being able to hang out and work with my friends has been great. I’m always going to remember my days here, but it has all led to this day and I’m blessed and excited.”