Chief taking his game to Huntingdon

Published 8:24 am Friday, July 23, 2010

Another area football player has committed to playing football at the collegiate level this fall and will take his game north to Montgomery.

Austin Cooper, a graduate of Northview High School, has agreed to take his game to Huntingdon College where he will be an offensive lineman.

Cooper has been recruited to play offensive guard for the Hawks and has a strong shot at making their traveling team.

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The former Chiefs guard and tackle said the opportunity to play college football is something that has him excited, and added Huntingdon seemed like the right fit for him.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Cooper said. “I chose Huntingdon because it’s a lot closer to home than my other choices, and I really enjoyed the campus. The coaches really made me feel comfortable when I took my visit.”

Since he has chosen to attend Huntingdon, Cooper has already had the opportunity to hit the weights with his future teammates.

Cooper said when he worked out with some Hawks players, he found out how different it is from his days as a Chief.

“Working out at the college level is a lot different than in high school,” Cooper said. “It’s more high-paced and high-tempo than what I’m used to, so I’m going to have to get accustomed to how they work out.”

For more on this story see Saturday’s Advance.

Former Northview Chief Austin Cooper will be wearing a Huntingdon Hawks jersey this fall. | Photo by Chandler Myers