PLAS C.J. Allen inks scholarship to play for Mercer University

first_img You Might Like Spring fling: Trojans hope to improve as a team and individually during 2016 spring practice Photo/mike HensleyCharles Henderson head coach Brad McCoy talks with the Trojans after practice on Wednesday. The Trojans will practice until… read more C.J. Allen signed an academic/athletic scholarship with Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in April. Joining him for the signing were his parents, Sue and Charles Allen, his brother, Austin, and sister, Kasey Brooks. Back, John Ramage, Sportsbooster president and Arlton Hudson, assistant headmaster, were among those who congratulated Allen on the scholarship award.Pike Liberal Arts School senior C.J. Allen signed an academic/athletic scholarship with Mercer University in Macon, Georgia at the school Thursday.Allen is an honor student at PLAS and captained the 2015 Patriots football team. He played center and linebacker for the Patriots but is being considered for the tight end and fullback positions for the Mercer Bears.Allen, who entered PLAS in first grade, said he is honored and humbled by the opportunity to attend Mercer University and play for the Bears.“I want to thank my family, my coaches, my teammates and teachers,” Allen said. “They all made this day possible for me.” Arlton Hudson, PLAS assistant headmaster and football coach, congratulated Allen on the scholarship award.“C.J. has reached his dream,” Hudson said. “He has excelled in academics and athletics, playing football and basketball. This scholarship honors both achievements.”Hudson encouraged Allen’s football teammates to “take heed” of the rewards of hard work and dedication to a goal. He challenged them to follow their dreams with the same fervor that Allen has followed his.” Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… PLAS C.J. Allen inks scholarship to play for Mercer University Latest Stories Print Article Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2016 Next UpAllen said he chose Mercer University because it offers the academic program that will best prepare him for his career in bio-medical engineering.“Robotics is where my interest in bio-medial engineering started,” Allen said. “My real interest is in the engineering of prosthetics. That’s my goal. It will take a lot of studying and several years but I’ll commit to that.”Allen said he is looking forward to playing football at Mercer, his birthplace.“I was born there but Troy is home,” he said. “My scholarship is mainly academic but it includes athletics. I’m excited to be going to Mercer. This is a great opportunity for me.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more