Wesson signs scholarship to Huntingdon College
by LAVONTE YOUNG
May 15, 2012 | 2677 views |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SYLACAUGA – Cheston Wesson’s dream of playing on the next level came true on Monday morning when he signed an academic scholarship and committed to play baseball for Huntingdon College in the library of Sylacauga High School.

“It is everything that I hoped it would be,” Wesson said. “I have wanted to do this since I started playing ball. I am relieved that now that I know where I am going. It is going to be a lot of fun. I have known Coach Conville for a while and I am glad that I get a chance to play for him.”

Wesson said when he went to Huntingdon for a visit he felt like he was at home.

“I talked to some of the players and I visited the campus it reminded me of this town,” Wesson said. “I like the people, I like the teachers, and I like all the players that I met.”

The senior outfielder/ pitcher thrived in the classroom as well as the playing field. During his four seasons as an Aggie, Wesson recorded a .321 batting average with 83 hits, 77 runs and 45 RBI’s. He was also able to maintain over a 3.0 GPA.

“It is hard to keep your work up when you are playing sports,” Wesson said. “It is something you have to be dedicated to all four years during high school. You are a student-athlete you have to have that before sports and that is what I did. I am glad I got what I got and I am going to Huntingdon.”

Sylacauga head coach Michael Gibbs said he is proud of Wesson’s accomplishments.

“I am very pleased and proud of Cheston for what he has accomplished this year and over the four years he has played,” Gibbs said. “Anytime any of your players sign a scholarship for the next level you are extremely proud of them and it is good for your program. Cheston is a special player; he is a good student and good athlete. He has looked forward to this for some time. Not too many people love playing the game more than him. He is going to be a great student; he is going to be a good athlete. We are proud of what he has done this year and through out all the years he spent here.”

Wesson plans to major in education, but doesn’t know what subject he wants to teach as of yet. He said he plans to go down to Montgomery and do his best on the classroom and on the field.

“I am going to give it all I got in the classroom and on the field,” Wesson said. “I am going to do everything that I am supposed to do.”

In the last few weeks a few of Wesson’s teammates signed with Huntingdon. He said he is looking forward to spending the next four years with them.

“It is going to be pretty awesome playing with some of my teammates,” Wesson said. “Once they signed I knew it was going to fun.”