MILLER COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) — Just a few months before the kick off of college football, Miller County’s own Roland Godfrey signed his letter of intent to play for Reinhardt University which is in the NAIA.
Godfrey graduated with honors so the academics helped him make the decision.
“Reinhardt football was the only way out of Miller County for me, I feel like I’ll do a good job out there, it is a small private community and I feel like they are going to help me with my education as well. That is number one to me,” said Godfrey
Like any athlete headed to the next level, Godfrey will look to use what he learned from where he came from to be successful. And Miller County instilled a work ethic into Godfrey.
“Hard work pays off so if you work hard at it you can do anything, that is what they really taught me,” he said.
Miller county head coach, Nathaniel George, knows that when Godfrey gets to work, his goals will soon become reality.
“You know every college kid’s dream is to get on the field and play college ball. I trust and believe in him, he will work his tail off to get on the field. He will be successful,” George said.
Godfrey was born to play college ball as both his grandfathers played ball at the university of Georgia. But Roland is determined to create his own legacy at Reinhardt University.
“It has always been in my life and I hear it in the back of my head, til the day I die. Two grandparents played for Georgia. But that doesn’t defy me. I create my own path and I do what I want,” Godfrey said.
Godfrey was a do it all player for the Pirates, playing numerous positions on both sides of the ball.
Heading to Reinhardt he is expected to be playing at the slot receiver position.