Wiregrass student signs to play college football at Sewanee

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — John Luke Lasseter is a fourth generation Ashford High School Yellow Jacket and now he’s taking his football career to the next level.

In the fall, Lasseter will be suiting up for The University of the South.

“It was a real blessing,” Lasseter said. “I mean, I thank God for everything and my family for helping me get this far. I mean it’s just, it’s surreal at this point I really don’t know what to say.”

So far he knows he has a spot on the roster and hopes to play tight end.

Even though Sewanee, Tennessee is about six hours from home, he says he won’t feel too far away.

“It’s kind of like Ashford,” Lasseter said. “It’s kind of a small town feel and everybody really knows each other. It’s all right there together so it feels like I’m at home really.”

Lasseter says going through three coaches in his four years at Ashford has prepared him to join a new team.

“Big pick up, big loss for us,” Head Coach Robin Tyra said. “I wish I could reclassify him, get him for one more year because [he’s a] really good leader. Does a lot of things has a lot of great rapport with his peers. I think they believe in him and he’s one guy ya know, that does a lot for the guys around him as well too”

Sewanee’s Law School played a large role in the Yellow Jacket’s decision.

After he spends his undergrad playing on the football team he hopes to get his law degree.

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