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Washington County senior Morgan Churchill became the latest Commander to join next year’s Campbellsville Tigers football team.
Fellow WC seniors Ty’Lyn Byas and Sean Lewis signed with the Tigers last month.
In fact, Churchill, who is slotted to play linebacker next season, took his teammates’ presence at the school into consideration before signing his letter of intent.
“I really didn’t want to go anywhere (to college) by myself,” Churchill said, “so it kind of helped me pick Campbellsville a little bit. I’ll be able to play football with two of my good friends.”
But his interest in the Tigers began with his first visit to Campbellsville’s campus.
He believes that the team’s facilities and coaching staff are “just a good fit for me and what I was looking for in a school.”
In addition to the football team’s “really solid program,” WC head coach Eric Sagrecy believes that Churchill will benefit from their standing as a strong academic college.
“It’s such a good academic institution,” Sagrecy said. “They’re giving these kids an opportunity to go to school for next to nothing, and it’s something that’s going to benefit them the rest of their lives.”
Campbellsville is currently coming off of a 4-6 season, and Churchill hopes to step in and contribute in “any way possible” as soon as he can.
“I’m just gonna go up there on day one and work my hardest,” Churchill said. “I’m gonna try to get on the field, but if I don’t, I’ll understand. All I can do is work hard and give it all I’ve got.”
Sagrecy knows that Churchill will be able to achieve this goal, noting his work ethic and the fact that he is “very coachable.”
“Most of all, he’ll bring a good young person who will do the right things and be a good example for Campbellsville and represent them well,” Sagrecy said. “He’s gonna bring a lot of good things to their program.”
Churchill, who said he will look to bring his physical nature to the collegiate level, credits his time at WC for preparing him to play college football.
He believes being a Commander helped him “just get the feel of the game.”
“I feel like football is just what’s best for me,” Churchill said, “and playing year after year helped me realize that ... I just feel blessed to have this opportunity.”