By COLLIN BROOKS
After going through a surgery that slowed down his college process, David Crockett’s Andres Huerta is just happy to be playing college football. That fact that it will be at the NCAA Division I level, brought a smile too bright to hide when the pen met paper on Wednesday, May 11.
Huerta accepted a walk-on position with Tennessee Tech.
“At one point, I didn’t know if I was ever going to play football again,” Huerta said. “I just kept praying and preparing and everything turned out good and I am blessed that I will get to play college football.”
The defensive backfield specialist said that being a Golden Eagle just fit with what he wanted to do.
“I really liked what they had to offer,” Huerta said. “I think this is the best fit for me athletics wise and academics wise.”
But even though Huerta has a spot on the team, he knows that he won’t be able to ease his way through to a spot on the field.
“I am willing to work everyday and try to make the team better,” Huerta said. “It’s just a blessing and and I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity.”
UT-Martin and Chattanooga also expressed interest in Huerta, but he said that he felt like Tennessee Tech was the best fit.
Going Division I was a dream of Huertas’, but David Crockett football coach Jeremy Bosken said it wasn’t a result that was given to him, he worked for it.
“We saw how hard he worked in baseball to do well, so we wanted that kind of kid with us for football,” Bosken said. “He has a hard nose, he was second on the team in tackles and an all-conference selection.”
Huerta is David Crockett’s fifth football signee this season. He plans on majoring in business.