Multi-sport Athlete Also Carries 4.0 GPA
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Edmonson County High School senior athlete Chance Lucas signed with Campbellsville University today to play not only football but also run track.
Lucas signed the documents with his family, coaching staffs, and fellow players. ECHS Head Football Coach Nathan Smith addressed the audience at today's ceremony and shared some positive thoughts about the senior.
"This is a testament to how hard he's worked," Smith said. "If you'd have told me as a freshman that he was going to go on to play college football, I don't that I'd have believed you," he said with a smile. "But he's absolutely worked his hind-end off the last four years to put himself here at this opportunity, so we're really proud of him."
Chance Lucas also spoke to the audience, giving thanks to those that included friends, teammates, and coaches.
"I probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for all of you all," he said. "I also want to thank my parents and all family. I also want to thank my girlfriend."
Chance is the son of Howard and Laura Lucas. Both of the proud parents had plenty to say about this special day for their son.
"I'm really proud of him," said Howard, who also said he knew Chance would achieve great accomplishments even when Chance was in the second grade. "He's very relentless, he's dedicated, he never gives up. He's had a 4.0 ever since I can remember. When he was little, we went to one of the graduations and he told me 'dad, you know what? When I graduate, they're gonna have all kinds of stuff to say about me,' and I said boy, I hope that's a good thing."
His mother, Laura, also shared her excitement for this special day.
"He has worked and worked and worked, and he always told us he was going to play college football," she said. "He's very smart and very determined, and he's all in it."
Campbellsville University is a private college in Kentucky with an enrollment of 12,000.