On Thursday at Augusta Christian, the College of Faith Warriors (Charlotte, N.C.) got a two-time state champion.
Tyquan Burns, a member of the Lions’ undefeated state championship football team in 2012 and the Lions’ 2014 state championship-winning basketball team, signed to play football for the Warriors.
While looking at other schools like Furman University and Fort Valley State University, Burns had a friend at College of Faith and decided to take a chance.
“I thought I should try to get in touch with them and see,” said Burns. “I called the coach and he talked to me and basically just persuaded me to go there. I fell in love with the school.”
The College of Faith athletic program touts itself as an independent institution which plays schedules against colleges and universities across conference and division levels.
In 2013, Burns, who expects to be an outside linebacker and play some at defensive back for the Warriors, racked up a total of 50 tackles. Lions’ head coach Keith Walton appreciated his senior’s efforts.
“Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, it’s paying off right now,” said Walton at the signing. “What an awesome opportunity to be the bridge for other players who want to come along and play at universities as well.”
Burns had a simple recipe for his success.
“I stayed dedicated and just kept working hard and pushed myself and got people surrounding me to help push me, too so I can do my best and succeed in what I try to do,” Burns said.