Dalton’s Greenwade to play at Charleston Southern

Dalton’s Greenwade to play at Charleston Southern

Feb. 1 – Dalton High School’s Tyson Greenwade had to wait for the late offer that won him over, and the running back star kept a gathered crowd of teammates, coaches and supporters waiting to find out where he would be playing football university. .

“I’m going to spend my next four years at…” Greenwade began Wednesday night at school before pausing for a long moment and scratching his head.

“I’m just playing,” he laughs. “Charleston South.”

Greenwade pulled off a hoodie to reveal a Buccaneer-branded T-shirt, then put on a visor with the logo of his chosen destination, Charleston Southern University. Wednesday was National Signing Day, the start of a period where high school students can sign their national letter of intent to attend and play football for NCAA schools.

The NCAA Division I football championship subdivision school offered Greenwade a scholarship on Jan. 23. This year’s Dalton Daily Citizen All-Area Player of the Year, who has covered more than 1,900 yards as a senior, will now take his races to North Charleston, South Carolina.

“The coaches just made me feel like they wanted me and needed me,” said Greenwade, who held offers from other FCS Georgetown and Presbyterian programs as well as a handful of schools in other divisions. .

“It seemed like a great place. I went there and loved it ever since,” Greenwade said. “I also had a great time on the tour. It’s just somewhere you want to be.”

Charleston Southern participates in the Big South Conference. The Buccaneers finished 2-8 last season.

Greenwade helped Dalton turn around a 2-8 finish in 2021 to go 6-6 in 2022 and win a state playoff game for the first time since 2016.

“I will be working from now until I get to campus,” Greenwade said. “My number one job is to be the starter.”

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