East Jessamine’s Hayden Tatman signed on to play football at NAIA powerhouse University of the Cumberlands last week.
“They’re good; they run stuff in the NAIA,” Tatman said. “I just want to play for a good team.”
After playing all over the field on both sides of the ball at East Jessamine, Tatman will settle into the defense at University of the Cumberlands, red-shirting as a freshman and hoping to get onto the field as a linebacker the following year.
Tatman said his teammates at East in previous years had helped him be prepared to move on to the college game.
“All the guys that I played with above me have all went on (to play in college), and they were all pretty tough and pushed me hard,” he said.
The Cumberlands football team went 10-2 last season, losing in the second round of the NAIA playoffs.