If you are a college sports fan, then you know the first Wednesday in February is always a special day…National Signing Day!! All across the country, student-athletes of all sports grab a pen and make their commitments to continue their education at the collegiate level. This is a monumental decision in the lives of the prospective players and their families. This year, the Chelsea Dragons had a young man that put pen to paper and made his choice to continue his education and play football at the next level.
Congratulations to Chase Smith, for his decision to commit to Northeastern A&M Junior College in Miami. Chase had a decision to make between offers from both NEO and Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas. Chase has been a leader for our football team since he was a freshman. He is a hard worker not only on the field and weight room, but also in the classroom. He led the team in rushing this season from as the starting quarterback, but NEO is interested in him on the defensive side of the ball. Chase has turned heads as a physical, run supporting safety. He was selected as a Class A East All-Star safety, and that is where NEO intends for him to make his impact. He credits his teammates, coaches, all his teachers, and family for helping him along the way.
I for one couldn’t be prouder of Chase to represent the Green Dragon Standard of Excellence as he continues his journey. I hope that many of his former teachers and our community will make the short trip to Miami to provide continued support for Chase!!