County-Scottsville senior quarterback Chase Wilson inked to play college
football at Kentucky Wesleyan College Wednesday evening at the high school
“I’m excited about this
opportunity,” Wilson said. “Every kid dreams of playing in college. This is
definitely a dream come true for me.”
Wilson visited the Owensboro
college last fall and discovered that the small school and Panther football program
would be a good fit.
“I believe I can get a
good education,” Wilson stated. “I believe I will be around a lot of guys that
will really want to win. I like the coaches. There is a mixture of coaches that
have been around for a while and younger guys. They all have a winning mindset
and I feel as if I can relate to them.”
Wilson’s college choice
is the next step for a young man who has excelled as a four-year Patriot
After appearing in two
games as a freshman, Wilson started every game as a sophomore in the fall of
2015. By season’s end, Wilson had thrown for 1,231 yards and 12 TD’s. His
numbers would rise as a junior. Wilson completed 106 of 195 passes for 1,672
yards and 12 touchdowns in the first seven games. His year was cut short by a season-ending
Cruciate Ligament) tear on
September 30, 2016.
After months of
recovery, Wilson returned to the gridiron and shined in his senior season.
Wilson completed 156 of 277 passes for a single season school record 2,658
yards and school-record 32 touchdowns. Wilson averaged 241.6 yards per game.
Wilson finished the regular season as the Class 4A passing leader in average
yards per game and was sixth overall in the state in passing yards per game.
Wilson will graduate
AC-S as the football all-time leader in passing yards (5,750), touchdowns (58),
total completed passes (365), and total attempted passes (671). Wilson holds
the single game records for yards (373), completed passes (23), and touchdowns
thrown (6). The senior played in 32 games in four seasons and ends his high
school career with a career passing average of 179.7 yards per game. Wilson
threw for 150 or more yards in 16 of his last 18 games as a Patriot.
AC-S coach Brad Hood
believes Wilson will find success at the Division II level.
“I feel that Chase has a bright future because of his
love for the game and his arm,” Hood said. “Chase can throw almost any ball
needed to be thrown at the next level. With his arm and his dedication to
his craft, I feel he will continue to put up big numbers when his number gets
As Wilson prepares to embark
upon a college career, recovery from a second ACL injury will be the first step
to working his way into playing time for veteran KWC coach Brent Holsclaw.
“I tore my ACL in the
playoff game against Madisonville,” Wilson explained. “It was different. I
didn’t hear a pop or anything. I let it go for a couple of months and it kept
hurting. When it didn’t get better, I found out what had happened and that led
to surgery. Now, I’m concentrating on rehab. Hopefully, I can get back by the
fall but if not and I have to redshirt, I will be okay with that.”
Kentucky Wesleyan is an
NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
The Panthers finished the 2017 season with a record of 2-8. The 85-man roster
includes 13 players from the southcentral Kentucky area. Academically, Kentucky Wesleyan
College offers 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums. The
college’s student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. The college has an approximate
enrollment of 800 students.