East Jessamine running back Blake Hinkle is going back home.
Hinkle signed on to play football with Georgetown College last week; he grew up in Scott County.
“They’ve always been in my sights since I was a little kid; I grew up around the program,” he said. “What really drew me to the program is really the feeling you get when you’re on campus, the closeness and the atmosphere.”
Hinkle ran for an 86-yard touchdown in his first varsity game with East in 2010 and closed his career out with a 99-yard touchdown run against Wayne County.
He will settle into a familiar role in the backfield with Georgetown, and he said the coaches have told him he has a good opportunity to play his freshman year.
“It’s just hard work,” Hinkle said. “I’ve just got to prove to the coaching staff and the players that I can play, and I got to go in there and make the most of whatever role they give me.”
Georgetown plays in the Mid-South Conference in the NAIA and has been attempting to become an NCAA Division II school. Georgetown has three national titles and 15 conference championships in the past 22 years.
“It’s just a good fit. It feels good; it feels comfortable,” Hinkle said. “I just feel like it’s going to be a good school for me.”