Seven DSHS Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent
February 3, 2021
Seven Dripping Springs High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Tiger Stadium. Football players Coleman Chapman, Carter King and Jack Masters, cross country/track athletes Maddie Livingston and Madison Tafoya, and baseball players Reece Dunn and Ryan Kimball were the seven students who made their commitments official.
Coleman Chapman, Football, Black Hills State University (South Dakota)
Coleman Chapman is a three-year letterwinner at kicker for DSHS. He was named the District 12-5A Kicker of the Year in 2018 and is a two-time Academic All-District Team selection. Chapman holds the school record for most consecutive extra points and recorded the second-longest field goal in school history. Chapman also competes for the Tigers in soccer and track/field. He will be majoring in Mathematics at BHSU and is the son of Larry Chapman and Allison Troupe. Coach: Galen Zimmerman.
Reece Dunn, Baseball, East Texas Baptist University
Reece Dunn is a two-year letterwinner at catcher for the Tigers. During the 2020 season, he ranked in the top five in batting average, hits, and RBIs. He is expected to be the starting catcher for the Tigers in 2021. Over the summer, he played for club team GPS Legends. He is the son of Robert and Whitnee Dunn. His sister Riley is also a collegiate athlete, playing softball at Nicholls State. Coach: Chris Payne.
Ryan Kimball, Baseball, Hendrix College (Arkansas)
Ryan Kimball is a two-year letterwinner in the outfield for the Tigers. He started the last 12 of 15 games last season in left field, and is a nationally ranked outfielder by Perfect Game. Last summer, he played for the Prospects National Team (PNT). Ryan is also a two-year letterman for the Tiger football team. An academic all-district honoree, he is undecided on a major at Hendrix College. He is the son of Matthew and Susan Kimball. Coach: Chris Payne.
Carter King, Football, Dordt University (Iowa)
Carter King is a three-year letterman at wide receiver and linebacker. He started the last two seasons and was named to the 2020 District 12-5A First Team at linebacker. He was nominated for academic all-state honors as a senior after earning a place on the academic all-district team the previous two seasons. Carter will finish in the top three percent of his graduating class and plans to major in Psychology and Kinesiology at Dordt University. He is part of the Football Leadership Council, Student Council, National Honor Society, the PALS leadership group, and FCA Huddle. He is the son of Chris (the Tigers' Defensive Coordinator) and Tracy King. Coach: Galen Zimmerman.
Maddie Livingston, Cross Country/Track, Texas A&M University
Maddie Livingston is a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers in cross country and track. She is a four-time state qualifier in cross country, helping the Tigers to a fourth-place team finish in 5A this past fall. She holds the school record in the 5K for cross country, and the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in track. In January, Livingston was named to the Austin American-Statesman’s All-Central Texas Team. The is the daughter of Randy and Brooke Livingston, Maddie is involved in National Honor Society and FCA. Coach: Marisa Tuzzi.
Jack Masters, Football, South Dakota School of Mines
Jack Masters is a three-year letterman and two-year starter for the Tigers. He primarily played center as a senior, but spent time at every offensive line position during his career. Masters was named to the All-District First Team in 2020 and was tabbed the 2019 District 12-5A Lineman of the Year, leading the Tigers in blocking statistics the last two seasons. He was part of the Football Leadership Council and is the son of Adam and Jennifer Masters. Coach: Galen Zimmerman.
Madison Tafoya, Cross Country/Track, Portland State University
Madison Tafoya is a two-year varsity letterwinner for the Tigers in both cross country and track. She is a two-time state qualifier in cross country, helping the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the 5A state meet in 2020. She also competes in the 3,200 meters for the track team. Madison is the daughter of Patrick and Juli Tafoya. Coach: Marisa Tuzzi.