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It would have been easy for Grant County High School linebacker Scott Sharrock to quit during his career.
He readily admits he wasn't the biggest or fastest player on the gridiron, and what he didn't have in God-given abilities, the senior made up for with the size of his heart along with hard work and determination.
"It wasn't always easy for me. I have always let that serve as motivation for me on the field," Sharrock said.
His hard work paid off last week as the leader of the Braves" defensive unit signed with the University of the Cumberlands. Sharrock had also generated interest from Heidelberg College, Wooster College and Thomas More College. He becomes the second player off this year's team to sign with a college program.
"Their season and the fact that I wanted to go to a small school played a role in my decision. I think I will fit in right away. I always wanted this, and I have dreamed about this for a long time. It's awesome, I'm happy that I get to suit up again, and this is a huge accomplishment," Sharrock said.
Sharrock said the coaches at Cumberland told him he could see time on special teams in the fall.
Regardless of where he plays, Sharrock has made a promise to himself that he will be on the field.
"I am looking at coming in and proving myself. I'm going in strong, and I really think I'll surprise the coaching staff at Cumberland," he said.
Grant County High School coach Mike Davis said that Sharrock going to Cumberland is "a great move."
"Scott is the hardest working kid I have been around at Grant County. He can play and contribute if given the opportunity, but he has to take advantage of the opportunity as well. He is well-deserving of playing at the next level," Davis said.