Louisa County duo sign to play football at next level
MINERAL, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Since the moment Landon Wilson, Eli Brooks and Qwenton Spellman first put on a Louisa County uniform, putting pen to paper to continue playing the game of football was the dream.
"I haven't let it sink in yet, me and Eli and Qwenton [Spellman] when we were freshmen," Wilson said.
Wilson and Brooks saw their dream come to fruition on Early National Signing Day in front of family, friends and teammates. Brooks signing with VMI where he will line up on the defensive line and Wilson will play quarterback at the next level at Emory and Henry, while Spellman will sign at a later date.
Each was a four-year starter for the Lions, helping lead Louisa County to a 37-6 record and four-straight Jefferson District championships. Wilson led the Lions at quarterback, capping his career by winning Jefferson District Offensive Player of the Year. Brooks became a two-way force as a first team all-district selection on both the offensive and defense lines.
"It's amazing, I feel like as Louisa athletes we kind of set the standard," Brooks said, "We had four great seasons from freshmen to senior year and so we made a tradition of winning at Louisa and we hope the generation after us will continue it."
The trio will leave a big gap for Louisa County moving forward, but each will now live out the goals they set on the practice field years ago.
"This is something we've talked about for a long time," Wilson said, "We were hoping we could end up going to the same school, but God's got different plans and we ended up going to places where the coaches really want us."