Bobcat trio chasing the dream
Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Opp Bobcats 2017 seniors made a splash on Wednesday on National Signing Day with three players signing a letter of intent to play college football.
Friends and family for Orlando Lacey, Tree Lane and Hennis Washington filled the library at Opp High school on Wednesday to watch the trio receive scholarships to college.
Lacey was the biggest name in the Bobcat recruiting class after inking his signature to play for the Troy University Trojans.
“Orlando is just a tremendous kid on and off the field,” Opp head coach Brent Hill said. “He is a leader and a guy that a lot of the younger kids look up to.”
Lacey played quarterback and defensive back for the Bobcats, but also some time at wide receiver. For the Trojans, Lacey has a chance to play on either side of the ball.
Lane and Washington will both continue their playing careers at Albany State.
“Tree is a kid that has really matured a lot since the first time I met him,” Hill said. “He had just punched a locker the first time I met him and I wasn’t sure what to think. Now, he is the guy telling the younger guys to get their head right.”
Like Lacey, Hill said that Washington could play on both sides of the ball.
“Hennis can play on either side of the football,” Hill said. “He is also a great leader on and off of the field. I know one thing for sure, Opp should be very proud of these three young men.”