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February is one of the most important months in a senior athlete’s life because in February senior athletes make the commitment of signing to the college they are going to play for the following year. William Houston, a current senior at Brashier, will be one of those senior athletes making a commitment to a college this month.

“Signing is a celebration for you, your parents, coaches, and friends to show that you are going to the next level with whatever sport. You are basically signing your scholarship and it guarantees your spot on the team,” says Houston.

Though signing is usually done on February 1st, it can be scheduled anytime from February to March. Many times signings are postponed due to an athlete’s struggle to choose the school they think will be right for them.

“I haven’t signed yet because I am still choosing between six schools. Right now I am deciding between Coastal, Sewanee, Methodist, Clemson, Charleston Southern, and NCCU,” says Houston.

Choosing between schools is a tough decision because every school has positive and negative aspects that another school may not have.

“Out of all those schools, I have been offered a walk on position or a chance to play first year. One school has a development program for the players which is a negative because it’s like a JV team but for college. That team plays on Sundays which isn’t ideal,” says Houston

Brashier is a very small charter school with a tight budget, so it would be very difficult to support the expenses of a football team such as a field and uniforms. Therefore, male students who attend Brashier, and have an interest in football,  play football at a nearby public school.

“I have played for Southside High School, but I am currently playing for Mauldin High School. I like Mauldin a lot better because they have a better coaching staff, opportunities, and I like the players more,” says Houston.

Houston has been playing football since he was five years old when his dad got him interested in the sport.

“At first I did not want to play [football] but the more I began to play, the more I [loved it],” says Houston.

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