Tarleton head coach Misty Wilson has announced the signing of two high school stars during the early signing period - Callie Boyles and Madison Cawley.
Boyles comes to Tarleton after a standout four-year career for Denton Guyer High School. She is a 6-3 forward.
"Callie is an outstanding young lady that we believe will fit right into our offensive system," said Wilson. "Callie has great size and post footwork, which will make her transition to the college game a little easier. She plays for a great program at Denton Guyer and has played against some of the best talent in the state within that program, as well as her AAU team. She plays the game of basketball with a great deal of tenacity and passion that we believe will benefit our team.
"The same tenacity that Callie has on the court is carried with her off the court as well," she continued. "Callie is a remarkable student and is intentional about how she performs in the classroom as well as how she treats everyone she comes into contact with. We are confident that Callie will be a wonderful addition to our team and are excited to see the impact that she has during her time at Tarleton State University. "
Boyles entered her senior season as a McDonald's All-American nominee and team captain. She is coming off a junior campaign in which she averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game. She was an all-district second team selection. She averaged 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game on .550 shooting during the summer months for WTBA Storm.
Cawley will join Tarleton following her final season at Lake Country Christian High School in Fort Worth. She is a 6-0 shooting guard.
"Madison is a player that we have had our eye on for a long time," said Wilson. "We first saw her at our team camp when she was just a freshman and have really enjoyed getting to know her and her family throughout the recruiting process, as well as following her development as a basketball player. Madison is an amazing talent with great size and length at the guard position. Madison's work ethic has really driven her to develop all the facets of her game so that she is a very complete player.
"As with all of our student athletes, Madison is a remarkable young lady off the court as well," she added. "She is at the top of her graduating class in academic performance and is an extremely respectful and kind young lady. Madison is self-driven and will relentlessly pursue excellence in whatever she does. We look forward to welcoming her into our program and seeing the footprints she leaves at Tarleton State University."
Cawley is a two-time TAPPS 4A State Champion and a two-time all-state selection, including multiple all-state honors from TAPPS and TABC as a sophomore and junior. She is also a two-time TAPPS 4A District MVP and All-District First Team selection.
Last year, she averaged 13.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game to go along with 6.8 assists, 4.4 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. She boasted 27 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles during her junior season. As a sophomore, she averaged 13.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Boyles and Cawley become the first two members of Tarleton's 2019 recruiting class.