ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Ashford’s Devontrez Blake is taking his football talents to LaGrange College.

Blake says he is excited to further not only his athletic career, but his favorite part about LaGrange is its nursing program.

The running back says earning a college scholarship means everything to him.

Right now he Is focused on strength training to make himself even more capable to play at the collegiate level.

“I know there’s a lot of guys faster than me so you can’t go down with just one guy,” Blake said. “It’s got to take multiple guys that are going to tackle me so really just strength training my legs and my speed.”

Blake is grateful to God, his mother (who he calls his role model) and former Ashford head coach Robin Tyra for pushing him to be his best.