Congratulations to Jacob Shackelford, Gavin Norris, and Dylan Naylor as they all signed letters of commitment to play college football!
Jacob Shackelford has been playing football for the past 10 years. He has played numerous positions, including quarterback, defensive back, wide receiver, and punter. Jacob will continue his football career at Ashland University, where he is planning on majoring in education or business. Jacob chose Ashland because of its proximity to LaGrange and because of its stellar education program. He also liked the small class sizes and the fact that it “felt like home” when he stepped on campus. As individuals attributing to his success, Jacob states, “I’d like to thank both my parents and all my family for supporting me, all the coaching staff for pushing me and making me a better person, and my teammates for their encouragement.”
For the past nine years, Gavin Norris has excelled on the football field. His primary position is inside backer, and like Jacob, he will attend Ashland University. He states, “I chose Ashland because it has a beautiful campus with an amazing atmosphere that fits me perfectly. Everything is close together, and the school is close enough for me to visit friends and family often.” Another factor leading to Gavin’s choice to attend Ashland is its great exercise science program that he plans on majoring in. Gavin adds, “I want to thank my parents for always being there and providing for me, every single coach I had that helped push me, Matt Osborne for showing me what it means to work hard, and every one of my teammates for helping the team and me get better every day.”
Primarily in his position as a running back, Dylan Naylor has been a shining star on the football field for the past nine years. Dylan signed a letter of commitment to play for the University of Mount Union, choosing the University because of its excellent football program, the atmosphere and location of the school, and its degree offerings of business marketing and exercise science. Dylan is very appreciative of his parents for “teaching me that nothing will be given, it must be earned.” He also wants to thank “Coach Griswold and the rest of his staff for teaching me so many life lessons in the game of football that I will never forget.”
Congratulations to Jacob, Gavin, and Dylan on this outstanding accomplishment!