Valley’s Adkins, Stanley receive collegiate offers
SPRING VALLEY — Will Adkins and Cody Stanley both received news last week they will have the opportunity to further their football careers at the collegiate level.
Adkins, a 6-foot-4 228l-pound, senior quarterback on Saturday was offered by Glenville State College in West Virginia.
“It is a dream come true. Every little kid who plays football dreams of playing in college, and now I have that chance,” Adkins said.
After transferring from Ashland after his sophomore season, Adkins became a secret weapon for coach Brad Dingess’ passing game.
“I definitely want to bring home a state championship this season. We have worked hard all offseason and all of us have the same goal,” Adkins said.
Adkins ability to throw the football could be a key success to Spring Valley’s offense in the upcoming 2018 season.
Stanley’s first offer on the books came Saturday as well from in state college Concord University.
“I’m blessed to receive an offer. That’s a huge honor and I couldn’t be more happy to finally have the chance to play at the next level,” Stanley said.
Stanley’s versatility plays a huge role on both sides of the ball for Spring Valley. The 6-foot-2 240 lb senior plays defensive end, defensive tackle and right guard.
Although Stanley contributes on the offense side, he says he has more of a defensive mindset.
The senior not only excels on the gridiron but the wrestling mats as well. Stanley’s junior season was one for the books with a second place finish after losing in the state finals to a nail biting points finish 4-3. He also finished fourth his sophomore season.
“We have the chance to be really good this season. We have all worked hard and believe in the program. All of our seniors want to make a statement and go out with
a bang,” Stanley said.
Glenville State and Concord compete in Division II football in the mountain state.
Both are apart of the Mountain East Conference with other West Virginia teams such as: University of Charleston, Fairmont State, Shepherd University, West Virginia
State and West Virginia Wesleyan.
Both Stanley and Adkins have suited up on the gridiron for 12 years, hoping to make their senior season one of remembrance for them, and the history books for Spring Valley.