MINFORD — Minford's Seth Howard has joined a group of area players going on the play college football.
Howard signed a national letter of intent on Thursday at Minford High School to play for Kentucky Christian.
The 6-foot-1, 255-pound senior played center in high school and will continue to play on the offensive line in college though KCU coach Zach Moore said he wasn't sure what position.
Moore said the Knights were interested in Howard because of his attitude.
"One thing you always get from players in that area is a workman-like attitude," Moore said. "(Seth is) the kind of guy that we want here in our program."
Howard's high school coach, Brent Daniels, said the senior is qualified for the next level.
"Seth is a very hard worker and is committed to both his academic and his athletic career," Daniels said. "(KCU) is a place where he is going to be able to compete as a freshman right off the bat."
Daniels said Howard was an important part Minford's 8-3 playoff making season last year.
"Seth's leadership helped us with the season we had this year," Daniels said. "His offseason work ethic (was good) and he led by example."
The Knights are heading into their second full season of varsity football. In their inaugural season the Knights went 1-9 but lost four games by a touchdown or less and lost two of those games in overtime.
The KCU football program competes for championships at the NAIA level. KCU Football will begin play in the Mid-South Conference in the Fall of 2009.
Howard will join two other recruits from southern Ohio at KCU in Ironton's Chance Freeman and Geoff White.
"I think that it's important that people know that were going to recruit the tri-state area first," Moore said. "Especially southeastern Ohio because they produce good football programs."