RUSTON – Louisiana Tech head coach Jeff Jenkins announced a pair of signees Friday as the Bulldog golf program added two high school prep stars to their roster for next season.
Nick Daniel from Archbishop Hannan High School in Covington, Louisiana and Peyton Coursey from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas both signed national letters of intent to play for the Bulldogs.
Daniel helped lead Archbishop Hannan to the 2015 district championship while being a three-time all-metro selection in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Daniel is a great athlete, starting on the varsity basketball team at point guard since his freshman season.
“I am so excited about Nick’s decision to be a Bulldog,” said Jenkins. “He is an incredible athlete and will bring a great energy and work ethic to our program. Nick is a very good player and is a student of the game, as he comes from a family of golfers. His sister Abbey and mother Kay are very accomplished players in their own right. Nick has proven that he will be an asset to Louisiana Tech in the classroom and on the course. And, I look forward to his arrival to campus next fall as I believe he will make an immediate impact on our team.”
On the golf course, Daniel won the 59th Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship this past summer, shooting a final round eight-under-par 64 – the lowest final round ever recorded at the event. He overcame an eight stroke deficit in the final round to win.
“I chose Louisiana Tech because they have one of the best young coaches in the nation, said Daniel. “LA Tech also has an impeccable home golf course where I can grow my game. The atmosphere and campus made me feel like I was a Bulldog instantly. I can’t wait to win championships for the Bulldogs.”
Coursey helped lead Mansfield High School to the 2016 state runner-up finish in Texas while earning first team all-state honors. He also finished in the top 5 in the 2016 Texas State Junior Amateur championship.
“I am so excited about Peyton’s decision to be a Bulldog,” said Jenkins. “He is a very good player, has a great demeanor, and has proven he’s one of the top players from the state of Texas. He comes from a very competitive environment at Mansfield High School and is the caliber of player that I believe will make an immediate impact on our team. I look forward to his arrival to campus next fall as he will be an asset to Louisiana Tech in the classroom and on the course.”
“I chose Louisiana Tech because I felt like it would give me the best opportunity to compete on the highest level,” said Coursey. “Louisiana Tech is a great school to further my education and I feel like this played a key factor over the other recruiting schools.”