SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County offensive tackle Casey Ulmer signed a national letter of intent on April 23 to attend Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.
The following is the result of a Q&A session with him:
— Why he chose Brevard: “I like that it is a smaller school and smaller classes. It seemed like it was a really good fit for me. I don’t like crowds.”
— Most memorable game as a Rebel: “The last one because it was the last game I played and I didn’t know that I was going to be signing with a college at the time.”
— What he’ll miss most about being a Rebel: “The coaches. I really like the coaches. They coach really well and we have become part of a family.
— What motivates him to be the best: “Be better than anyone else so that way I can’t say I didn’t try my hardest. I want to be able to outplay whoever I go against.”
— How he feels about playing college football: “It feels great. It feels like an award.”
Thoughts on playing in his first game as a college student-athlete: “I don’t pay attention to that stuff. I’ll be playing football and it doesn’t matter how big the crowd is.”
Thoughts from head coach Terry Holder: “His work habits in the weight room have rubbed off on others. He’s our strongest player on the year this year. He’s the kind of kid you pull for because of his work habits and he’s a quite type of leader. [As far as him playing college football] it’s important for him because he’ll have a chance to get school paid for. You can’t do it without good grades. It’s becoming harder each year to get into school because of the rules so that’s a testament to his work habits."