Long County football standout Brendon Scott signed papers Tuesday to play for LaGrange College next year.
Scott, who played both tailback and quarterback for the Blue Tide, said getting the opportunity to play at the college level is a dream come true.
"I always had a dream to play college football," he said. "I’m ready to show the coaches at LaGrange I will work hard, and I’m ready to play."
Also attending the signing were several of Scott’s coaches, teammates and family members.
"It feels great today," said his father, Charles Scott. "I’m very proud of him and glad that he is going to get the opportunity to play at the next level."
The younger Scott was a four-year letterman in football for the Blue Tide and holds several school records. As a junior, he broke the school rushing record by putting up 1,447 yards as a tailback. As a senior, he moved into the quarterback position and still put up 719 yards rushing, while throwing for 1,657 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He also is the only player in the school’s history to be named the Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year twice, in 2014 and 2015.
Long County head coach Eric McNair said LaGrange is getting both a good football player and a good young man.
"Chip is one of the best players I’ve ever coached," McNair said. "I’ve always coached him like a man because as long as I’ve known him he always acted like a man. LaGrange is getting a great person who will give them the best of his ability and do whatever they ask of him."
Scott joins a Panther football team that went 2-7 in 2015 in the Division III USA Southern Conference. LaGrange’s first game will be Sept. 3 against Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.
Scott said that according to the LaGrange coaching staff, he will probably be on the special teams squad returning punts as a freshman, but in the future he will get the opportunity to compete for a running back position.
"I want to thank everyone for helping me get to this point — my parents, the coaches, the community and my team," he said.