Argyle Duo Ready For Next Challenge

High school teammates Ian Sadler and Connor Wilson, who helped Argyle to its first ever state title in 2013, both signed with Texas Tech on Wednesday and are ready to take on the new challenge.

ARGYLE — After leading Argyle to its first football state championship, Argyle wide receiver Ian Sadler and defensive back Connor Wilson won't be separating anytime soon.

Two of the key components for the Eagles in last year's big run signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday morning to attend Texas Tech next fall.

"We shared some chemistry just from being on the same team and going 16 games deep and winning every single one of them," Wilson said. "We know how to take care of business, and we're going to do that, regardless of what level we're playing on."

Sadler capped his high school career as one of the state's best players in Class 3A. The MVP of the 3A Division II state championship game tallied 1,001 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns while amassing 665 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns through the air. He also added three kick return touchdowns for the Eagles.

After he committed to the Red Raiders back in April 2013 at the team's spring game, Sadler compiled 182 total yards, three rushing touchdowns and a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in Argyle's state championship win against Fairfield.

Wilson finished his second and final year at Argyle with 103 tackles, four tackles for loss, 10 pass deflections, three forced fumbles and five interceptions. Originally, the Argyle safety committed to Kansas State, but it didn't take long for Wilson to join Sadler and head to Lubbock.

Sadler said when he finally met all of Tech's new offensive signees, including Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Cibolo Steele running back Justin Stockton, he loved his future teammates. The Argyle senior said that wasn't all that he enjoyed about the Red Raiders.

"[I loved] the new coaching staff, the energy, how young they are, the percentage of them that played there, and the feeling of being at home in Lubbock," Sadler said.

After an illustrious career at Argyle, Sadler said he's ready to duplicate the success he's enjoyed in high school whenever he arrives on campus.

"I can't wait to get out there summer and get ready for the fall camp and season," Sadler said.

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