Barons' Ham signs with Concord

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ST. GEORGE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Myles Ham first came to the Blue Ridge School, he was a tennis player. After signing with Concord University Friday morning, he leaves as a football player.

"I never seen this as something I'd be able to accomplish," Ham said. "Again, football was never my first sport. I've grown into the game and I love it."

Ham was a first-team all-VISAA selection as an offensive lineman as a senior for the Barons this season. He will play offensive line at Concord. Ham also was a second-team pick as a defensive lineman with the Barons this season.

"The players treated me like I've known them for four or five years, like they've been my brothers my whole life," Ham said of Concord University. "They've had faith in my abilities since early on, so I really appreciated that."

"Being there for four or five years, they're going to be my brothers for life," he added.

The brotherhood is something that Ham said was important to him when deciding on a college after experiencing that with the Barons.

"My brothers, they treat me like I've been playing forever," he said. "When I make a mistake, they cheer me up, so I love the brotherhood."