Anytime an area student-athlete can make it to the next level and play in college it is a big deal. When they get to play for a Division I team, it is a huge deal! Dalton Cole is a very talented player for West Henderson High School, playing for several years as a receiver and serving as the quarterback for his Senior year. He worked hard all season to get better, and he continued to show his athletic abilities as he played a big part of the West Henderson basketball team as well. That work and dedication to being the best was able to get him in the door at East Tennessee State University, a Division I school in Johnson City, where he will be a part of the team as a preferred walk-on.
I got to know Dalton before the season began and saw how excited he was about playing in his senior year but also looking for opportunities at the next level. So proud of him and this major accomplishment. He is going to do a great job playing for ETSU. I look forward to seeing him play there. Congratulations, Dalton!
I have added Dalton’s photo to my tribute wall of local athletes who are moving on to the next level. Be sure to check them out here.