Ritchey signs with University of West Georgia
Let’s face it — offensive linemen don’t get nearly enough credit they deserve.
Of course, that proved to be the case Sunday after New England’s Tom Brady was sacked five times in a 17-14 loss to the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLII.
However, on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, Eastside senior offensive lineman Jordan Ritchey received the ultimate recognition — a full scholarship to play football at the University of West Georgia.
“We’re excited about having a member of the Eastside and Covington community join our football program,” said West Georgia coach Daryl Dickey.
Besides parents Don and Paige Ritchey, none could be more proud than Eastside head coach Rick Hurst.
According to Hurst, it will be Ritchey’s work ethic and attitude he’ll miss most next year.
“Last season Jordan really turned it on,” said Hurst, “and I thought he had a great year. He definitely anchored our offensive line. When you’ve got four seniors up there, you expect to be pretty good, but he brought another dimension.”
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