Hard work pays off for SA's Chrestman in signing with Northeast Mississippi CC

Starkville Academy's Colt Chrestman, seated right
Staff Writer

It’s been over six years since Chase Nicholson first got a chance to watch Colt Chrestman compete on a football field.
As an elementary student, Chrestman came out for a summer football camp at Starkville Academy and Nicholson, then an assistant football coach, worked with a young man that would eventually become a star for the Volunteers down the road.
Nicholson saw it then that he was dealing with a player that would be relentless. From his attitude at that summer to the end of his career at SA, Chrestman left it all on the field.
“I’ve watched him every year work and work and work to get better at anything he possibly could,” Nicholson said. “He bought into not only the football program and the baseball program, but he bought into the athletic department as a whole. He tried to contribute everywhere he possibly could.”
For more on Chrestman's signing, see the story by Starkville Daily News high school writer Robbie Faulk in Friday's edition.