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Running Back Pickett Signs with Miners

Head coach Sean Kugler announced the signing of running back Peytton Pickett out of Arlington Sam Houston High School on Friday.

“Peytton (Pickett) is a very talented back, who has an opportunity to figure into the mix this spring as a mid-year graduate,” Kugler said. “He is a great kid from an excellent family and is an excellent student.”

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound tailback led the Texans in rushing (1,610), total touchdowns (17) and total points (104) during the 2015 season. Pickett gained a career-high 269 yards and scored three touchdowns against Fort Worth Paschal. Pickett rushed for a career-best four scores to open the 2015 season against Manor High School.

Pickett, most importantly, excelled in the classroom, working towards a 3.54 GPA and graduating this December. Pickett will be eligible to participate during the spring season, while he’s the second addition to the program this week after Kugler announced the signing of offensive lineman Tanner Stallings on Dec. 16.

Pickett also received offers from New Mexico, Kansas, SMU and Delaware State.

The remaining signing class will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 3 on National Signing Day.

FULL BIO Peytton Picket | RB

Led Arlington Sam Houston with 1,610 rushing yards on 224 carries (7.2 avg.) and 16 touchdowns in 10 games played during the 2015 campaign … added six receptions for 125 yards and a score … led Texans in total points with 104 … registered four 200-yard plus games and six multi-touchdown games … gained 780 yards rushing on 101 attempts and nine touchdowns in the first four games of 2015 …

recognized as an honorable mention in Class 6A following senior campaign … opened up senior year with a 266-yard performance and a season-high four scores against Manor High School on Aug. 28, while following with 245 yards on the ground and a pair of scores versus North Mesquite on Sept. 4

hauled in an 83-yard receiving score during a win against Dallas Kimball and added 110 rushing yards and a touchdown … rushed for a season high 269 yards on 27 carries (9.9 avg.) and three touchdowns during a triumph over Fort Worth Paschal on Oct. 16 … rushed for 516 yards on seven touchdowns in eight games during junior season …

named Player of the Game after rushing for 90 yards and two touchdowns during a season-opening victory over Manor High School on Aug. 30, 2014 … earned another Player of the Game honor after gaining 107 yards and a pair of scores against Bowie High School on Sept. 26 … earned 2014 4-6A All-District first team honors.

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