Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Georgetown High School’s Dae’Quan Gibson and Davius Grant signed to play football at Limestone College earlier this month.
Both will be part of the first football team to compete for the Saints, joining 2013 Georgetown High graduates Caleb Hughes and Dustin Martin.
Gibson and Grant are thrilled to making history at Limestone. Grant’s goal is to be the first Saints player to play professional football.
“I want to thank God first for giving me the opportunity to play football,” Grant said, “and thank coach [Bradley] Adams for coaching me up and helping become the man I am now.”
“He’s worked extremely hard for us all year long and has developed into a good football player,” Adams said. “We’re hoping he’s going to take advantage of this opportunity and become very successful.”
Grant said when Adams found out he didn’t have a way to get to and from practice, he gave him a ride.
Gibson is also thankful for the opportunity to play college football and praised Georgetown’s coaches.
“It’s a blessing, without God you can’t do anything and without my coaches I would not have been to play the way I did.”
“Dae’Quan is a young man that has matured so much throughout the last year and he became a team leader for us because of his maturity,” Adams said. “And he’s another young man that has really paid the price in our program over the last four years and hopefully reap the benefits of going to Limestone.”
Both young men said athletes need to be students first.
“Take care of academics first, football and athleticism will take of themselves,” Gibson said. “Be prepared mentally, and well as physically. Then tie those things together to be successful.”
“Keep your grades up and study hard,” Grant said. “Football comes second, grades come first.”
Gibson plans to major in accounting and minor in business at Limestone. Grant wants to study criminal justice.