By JEREMY ADCOCK for The White House Connection
After listening to offers for both wrestling and football from several prospective schools, White House High School senior Corey Cantrell signed on the dotted line Wednesday with the Tusculum Pioneers football program.
“The recruiting process has been amazing and being able to talk with the coaches from different programs, I felt like Tusculum was the best opportunity,” Cantrell said about his decision. “Coach DeBusk was great to me during the recruiting process and I am very excited to join the football program.”
Cantrell, along with 22 other Tennessee high school players and 40 signees overall, will be joining the Pioneer football team for the 2014 football season. The NCAA Division II Pioneers are coming off a 4-7 season in 2013 that included a 4-2 record at home.
Despite the personal accolades of individual awards and a football scholarship, Cantrell was most proud of the work done as a team while he was at White House.
“We weren’t expected to be 10-3 this past season and I am so proud to be part of this program and making it to the quarterfinals in all four years,” Cantrell said. “I hope to be a good representative of White House as well on the college football level.”