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PHS football senior Capshaw inks with OPSU

Evan Grice/Gazette
Piedmont football standout Matt Capshaw signed his letter of intent Tuesday morning with OPSU. Pictured are father Matt Capshaw Sr. and mother Lisa Capshaw at the signing.

By Evan Grice

Sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

For Matt Capshaw, it was never a case of when he was going to sign a national letter of intent to play football, but who was he going to sign it for.

Tuesday morning, he put all of those questions to rest as he put pen to paper, signing his national letter of intent to play football for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies in Goodwell, Oklahoma.

In front of a standing room only crowd of friends, family, classmates and coaches, Capshaw officially declared himself a college bound athlete, making him the third Piedmont football player to commit to the next level.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling to be honest,” Capshaw said about signing his national letter of intent. “At the same time though, it lets me know that all of my hard work has paid off. No matter what size you are, if you work hard enough, you can achieve your dreams. I’m living proof that hard work pays off and this is a great moment for me and my family.”

OPSU was the first school to offer Capshaw a chance to play at the next level, and after mulling offers from several other schools, Capshaw decided that the home of the Aggies was a perfect fit for him.

“OPSU has a great atmosphere in the football program,” he said. “They are really building the program down there, and that’s something I want to be a part of. No matter what they need me to do, I’m more than willing to do it so the program can become better.”

Capshaw will be joining former Wildcat teammate Tevin Mitchell as a member of the Aggies football team, where he will be primarily used on the defensive line, along with being used as a fullback on occasion on offense.

“Running with the ball is definitely going to be an adjustment for me,” Capshaw said. “But, it’s nothing I can’t handle with a little practice and time. I’m just excited about this opportunity and ready to go out there and show what I can do.”

Capshaw will be majoring in criminal justice while attending OPSU with hopes of becoming a police officer one day.

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