Cub signs Letter of Intent with Wayland University
Olney Cub football player - #56 Hector Hernandez - excels at football, with his position being center, and excels in the classroom as well. This combination student athlete is what attracted Wayland Baptist University to seek out Hernandez.
Hernandez is receiving a dual scholarship, which will be based half for football and half for academics. The final details were still being worked out at the time of signing the letter of intent. Credit also goes to the Olney ISD Football offensive coordinator - Greg Fortner, and head football coach of the Olney Cubs Varsity team - Jody Guy (who also holds the position of Olney ISD Athletic Director). Both coaches worked together sending out information to attract university recruiters to prospective Olney student athletes.
“I was surprised to be contacted by one of the offensive line coaches (Wayland University offensive line football coach) asking how I was doing. I was really excited when he gave me the opportunity through the text message,” Hernandez said. Hernandez was extremely excited and just wanted to tell all the kids that the Olney Cub Football players and staff are changing the culture here in Olney and anything is possible if you work hard. By signing the letter of intent, he is agreeing to attend the university that is recruiting him.
When asked how the recruitment process works at Olney ISD, Olney Cubs Head Coach and Athletic Director Jody Guy said, “Offensive Coach Greg Fortner heads our recruitment process here and we just start putting out names of kids that are graduating that have potential, after getting back information, we connect with those coaches and the coaches connect with the players to start the process.” Coach Guy says the prospective recruiters use tools like Hudl, game film highlights and school grade point averages to help decide if the student athlete will be a good fit for the university.