CUSHING, TX (KTRE) - Although National Signing was in February, it's never too late to sign the dotted line and commit on where you're going to take your athletic talent next.
That was the case for Cushing's Isaiah Velasquez. The four-year letterwinner signed Friday to play football at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Velasquez was recruited as a running back and halfback.
This university will actually be getting a squad of Cushing players as four of his teammates also plan on going to SAGU. It was those teammates that swayed him towards going to SAGU.
"SAGU was close to home. I like their values when I went to the school. It felt like home," said Velasquez. "I'm going to be with my friends. They're signing as well so I think it's going to be great."
"He's very hard working. He's always one to stay after practice every day to work on other things. It doesn't surprise me that the same guys that want to stay after are the ones going with him," said Cushing head football coach Thomas Emerson. "Hard work pays off. He's a very good force coming out of the backfield running the ball, catching the ball and he paved the way for our running back this year to rush over 1,000 yards. He was a big asset to our team."
Velasquez said he plans on studying theology and hopes to be a minister one day.