Last updated: February 17. 2014 4:25PM - 640 Views
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“I’m feeling really blessed,” said Wyoming East’s Brian Whitt on signing day. “My dream is coming true.”

He is headed to Bluefield College, Va.

Whitt, who was part of a stable of running backs at WEHS, played a key role in the Warriors 9-2 season and a trip to the playoffs.

“He’s a hard worker and a great kid,” observed East coach Gary Poindexter.

The coach noted that Whitt became a primary cog in the Warrior running game when Jacob Summe was injured before the season started.

“He did a wonderful job,” Poindexter commented. “Later in the season he was injured and had to move to another position, and he was fine.”

Whitt’s favorite memory from his high school years is a comeback win against River View.

“We were down 12-0 and came back and won in the last six minutes,” he said.

He likes football because “it’s not all about one person. All 11 players have to be in the right spot for the play to happen.”

Bluefield revived its program recently.

“I loved the campus (when I visited),” Whitt commented. An assistant coach told him he could be a running back or on special teams.

“I’ll do what I can for the team,” said Whitt.

He looks forward to helping establish the program. “I want to contribute to rebuild the team,” he stated.

Whitt plans to major in physical education.

“He’s very intelligent and a wonderful kid to have in the program,” Poindexter remarked.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

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