Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. Star football player Alex Strickland will be playing collegiately this fall at UVA-Wise after signing on the dotted line last week.
Standing Papaw Lloyd McCoy, Niece Ivy Wells, Sister Kelsea Wells
Sitting Brother Makai Strickland, Mamaw Becky McCoy, Alex Strickland and Girlfriend Rikki Staniford.
Strickland played quarterback and defensive back and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 8-4 record a playoff victory over Magoffin Co. 47-6 before falling to eventual state champion Belfry 21-14 in the second round.
Strickland will be playing defensive back . Not for sure on a major but thinking pretty hard about going into education and also coaching.
UVA-Wise is led by Head Coach Dan Damron
Damron is a East Carter Graduate and Coached at Morehead, HS in Florida, Boyd County, Head Coach at Kentucky Christian University (Started program there), Eastern Kentucky University, and now the Head Coach at Wise. Great man and coach!
Coach Damron and his staff have made recruiting Kentucky a priority this recruiting cycle.
The Cavaliers went 5-6 last season and play in the South Atlantic Conference.
LCHS Head Coach Alan Short, Alex Strickland and LCHS defensive coordinator Zach Botkins
Lawrence Co. Senior Alex Strickland
“… I would say what attracted me was the connection the coaches try to get with their players . They stay very connected through the whole process and answer questions and help any way possible. I signed because I felt like it would benefit me the most and would be the best fit for me.”
“… Being a Bulldog isn’t just being a part of a football team or just playing football with a bunch of dudes because you have to . Being a Bulldog is being a part of a family . I feel like I could call any of those boys if I need anything and they would do anything they could to help me and I would do the same for them . And that isn’t just the players that’s goes for the coaches too . Being a Bulldog is just being a part of a big family and I am just blessed and thankful to be able to say I was apart of a great program like that and I wish nothin but the best for the rest of the team and the further bulldogs and now they just need to go and finish what we have started this year.”
“… First I want to thank god for him allowing me to be able to do this , my family for supporting me through anything and everything. My friends for always being their. Everybody I was blessed to take the field with everyday and my coaches who helped push me to be the best I could possibly be.”
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Alan Short
“… Very happy and proud of Alex for continuing his academic and athletic career at UVA-Wise. This is a great opportunity for Alex to compete and play at a prestigious NCAA Division II School. Virginia Wise is not only getting a great football player, they are getting an even better young man. I have no doubt that over the next several years Alex will make a profound impact on not only the football program, but also the school.”
“… Alex was able to produce a bunch of great stats and plays over the course of his career at Lawrence County, but the stat that sticks out the most to me, is the fact that our record with him as our quarterback was 12-3. He is a winner!”