The Coshocton County Beacon February 13, 2019 - Page 33

Coshocton’s Woodie signs with Ashland By Mark Fortune mark@coshoctoncountybeacon.com COSHOCTON - Wesley Woodie, son of Dusty and Michelle Woodie of Coshocton, signed his national letter of intent to play football for the Division II Ashland University Ea- gles at Coshocton High School on Wednesday morning, Feb. 6 with his parents, brother, coaches, teammates and friends watching. Woodie anchored the off ensive line in his three varsity seasons at Coshocton. He was named the 2018 Off ensive Line MVP, 2018 Team Captain and was fi rst team ECOL in 2017 and 2018. Redskin Athletic Director Tim Fortney said, “Wes- ley is a very big and powerful off ensive and defensive lineman. His leadership and physicality at practice and on Friday nights will be sorely missed. We all hope that Wesley continues his success at Ashland University.” “My favorite memory is when we played Wheelersburg and won the regional championship. I was a sophomore but I still started on the team, that was prett y awesome.” Mark Fortune | Beacon - Wesley Woodie Mom Michelle said, “I’m just really proud of him. He’s really excited and from the moment we stepped on the Ashland campus, I think he knew that’s where he want- ed to go. Ashland has a great football program. He really enjoys football and I just knew that he wasn’t done play- ing the game. So we’re really excited to go and watch him play at Ashland. We’re just really proud of him.” Dad Dusty said, “I’m just as proud of him as I can be. Th is is what he has wanted to do. It’s a dream come true for him. A favorite moment for me was watching him play in the playoff s.” Wesley Woodie, a three year lett erman with the Co- shocton Redskins football program, signed his national lett er of intent to play football for the Ashland University Eagles on Wednesday morning, Feb. 6 at Coshocton High School with his mom Michelle, dad Dusty, coaches and teammates proudly looking on. Among his achievements Woodie anchored the off ensive line in his three varsity seasons at Coshocton. that rubs off on the other kids. His expectation was that the younger kids were going to work hard and he set a great example. He’ll do a great job at Ashland. Th ey have a great program and win every year. Th ey have some great coaches. Th ey’re getting a young man that works very, very hard and has high character and a great work ethic in the classroom, weight room and on the practice fi eld. Th ey’re very fortunate. “Favorite memories were the wins he was a part of and he is a kid that is always happy for everybody else. He knew what his role was and seeing him in the locker room after games being excited was always a joy. He is a very fortunate young man and he knows that. Th at is a great family who has taught great character and all three of the boys - the older one has already been through the program and now the younger brother is a seventh grader - they all have great work ethic. Th at’s all because of his parents.” Wesley Woodie, who will be playing off ensive guard at Ashland said, “I’ve been in the Coshocton program since I was six years old. I’m looking forward to the con- nections I’m going to make. I think it’s going to be great and I’m looking forward to where it takes me for the rest of my life. I’m leaning toward a business degree but in my mind I think I’m going to try and become a college football coach after I’m done playing. “Th e amount of support I’ve received during this whole process is unreal. I want to thank everyone - es- pecially my parents for driving me everywhere - I went to 15 football camps over the summer trying to get a scholarship somewhere. I’m grateful for that. My favor- ite memory is when we played Wheelersburg and won the regional championship. I was a sophomore but I still started on the team, that was pretty awesome. “I love the Ashland campus, everything about it hon- estly. It’s a great school.” Redskin head football coach Jim Woodrum said, “Th is makes me feel great. I’m very, very happy for him and very proud of him. Our whole staff is proud of him. He’ll be missed. He’s a great leader and has a great work ethic NEW LISTING! 42722 U.S. 36, WARSAW MLS # 4056675 3 BR, possible 4th bedroom & TV room in unfinished basement. New metal roof, drywall, paint, kitchen, bathroom, living room with fireplace (check before using), room for office. Newer entrance doors. A lovely renovated home ready to move into. Frame utility 1,224 sq. foot building. Multiple uses. 20 by 22 detached garage. Beautiful flat yard in Snedekerville Allotment near River View Jr. High & High School. 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