Demontrell Lollie and Kegrick Madison enrolled at Arkansas Baptist College at the semester and will join the Buffaloes for spring practice, starting Monday.
Lollie, a 2012 Bastrop High graduate, originally signed with Dodge City (Kansas) Community College, but instead enrolled at the University of Arkansas-Monticello where he was redshirted.
Lollie is listed as a slot receiver and return specialist at Arkansas Baptist.
Madison signed with Lon Morris (Texas) College in 2011. He redshirted as a true freshman and sat out last season as the 158-year-old private institution closed amid financial troubles in August of 2012.
Madison will be evaluated at linebacker and rover during the spring.
"I'll basically be doing the same thing I was doing in high school," Madison said.
Lollie and Madison are both classified as freshmen.
Arkansas Baptist expects to have four former Rams on its roster in the fall. Running back Xavier Robinson will join Lollie and Madison on the practice field Monday. Defensive lineman Cray Robinson, a senior for the Rams last season, plans to enroll for summer classes in June.
"We're trying to bring something new to Arkansas Baptist," Lollie said.
As a senior at Bastrop, the versatile Lollie caught 16 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, rushed 16 times for 93 yards and one TD, returned four punts for an 18.7-yard average and ran back three kickoffs for 18.0 yards.
Helping the Rams reach the Class 4A state quarterfinals as a junior, Lollie ranked third in the state in punt returns with a 23.5-yard average and two touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 203 yards and three scores.
Earning first-team All-District 2-4A honors as a senior, Madison recorded 68 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, five sacks (one for a safety), four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups as a senior. He returned a fumble for a touchdown and one of his forced fumbles resulted in a defensive score.
As a junior, Madison was credited with 47 tackles and five tackles for loss.
Xavier Robinson rushed for 837 yards and 14 touchdowns on 144 carries en route to earning honorable mention All-State recognition as a senior during the 2011 campaign.
Cray Robinson notched 39 tackles, seven stops for negative yardage, and forced three fumbles last season. As a junior, he produced 36 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and caused two fumbles.
Arkansas Baptist is a four-year school, but its athletic teams compete at the junior college level.
WASHED OUT: Prairie View's baseball team is getting an unexpected weekend off due to rain.
Coach Dan Smart's Spartans were scheduled to play home games against Riverdale on Friday and Franklin Academy on Saturday. Friday's district game against Riverdale will be rescheduled, possibly as early as next week. It is uncertain as to whether or not the Franklin game will be made up.
Prairie View (9-4, 1-2) resumes district play at home against River Oaks on Tuesday with a JV/varsity double header at 4 p.m.
TRAINER RECOGNIZED: ULM associate athletic director for internal operations Phil Shaw has received the annual Southeast Athletic Trainer's Association College/University Athletic Trainer award.
Presented annually, the award recognizes an athletic trainer based on service to the university, community and the SEATA.
Shaw has been ULM's head athletic trainer since 2004. He took on the duties as assistant athletic director for operations in 2006 and as named the associate athletic director for internal operations in 2011.
Shaw and wife Cindy reside in Monroe with their two children, Caycee (15) and Zach (10).