Iowa Park's Bailey Hale was better known as a basketball player than a football player in high school, but he'll take his talents to the gridiron for college.
He signed Thursday to be a kicker at Abilene Christian University, at the Division I FCS level.
He said he will take some reps in the fall at wide receiver, but primarily will compete as a placekicker, behind junior Nik Grau.
He also said the recruiting process came as a whirlwind.
"Coach Sims called them in spring," Hale said Thursday. "We were lifting weights in spring, and a couple weeks later we went down there, and now we're here. It all happened really fast, like two weeks, maybe."
He said he liked the feel in Abilene.