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Levi Teets signs with Grove City; 1st Warrior to play college football

MORGANTOWN — Levi Teets became the first football player in Trinity Christian history to sign to play college football on Tuesday as he signed with Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

“It was really awesome being able to go around and visit all the different colleges and see what they all brought to the table,” Teets said Tuesday. “Especially being from a small school, it was such a fun experience going to a college campus and seeing what life is kind of like there compared to a school with 90 kids in it.”

Levi first attended Trinity as a 7th grader after previously going to Covenant Christian School. He was a four-year starter for the Warriors, and due to the low numbers on the team, played nearly every single snap on offense, defense, and special teams. With part of those years being marred by COVID, TCS played a total of 34 games over that time.

In his 34 games played in four years, Teets accounted for 53 total touchdowns (31 rushing, 18 receiving, one passing, one pick-six and two punt returns) and he has accounted for 338 total points.

Offensively, he amassed 4,118 all-purpose yards in four years for TCS, including 2,168 rushing yards and 1,105 receiving yards. Levi was selected all-conference every year in both the OVAC and the Mason-Dixon Conference.

Following an honorable mention all-state selection his sophomore year, Teets was selected second-team all-state in both his junior and senior seasons.

A 4.0 student, Teets said he is excited to not only be on campus to play football, but also to attend a school with a great academic reputation. He plans to study business management while at GCC.

“The campus there is amazing and the academics overall are strong,” he said. “Along with football, I wanted to make sure the place I went was a good place for me to also attend academically.

“Football-wise, they started rough with their newest head coach (Andrew DiDonato) in his first three years, but in the past four years have won eight or more games so to see a program build, like how we had at Trinity building this program up, it was a right fit for me.”

As Teets mentioned, the Wolverines have seen success in ecent seasons, winning eight or more games in each of the last four, including a bowl victory in four straight ECAC bowls.

“I fell in love with football above all other sports early on, so ever since then I had the goal to play college football,” Teets said. “It held a special place in my heart and although I’ve always played other sports like basketball and ran track and stuff, football has always been the one for me.

“It’s going to be a lot different than attending Trinity — I’ll be able to focus on one sport — but my time as an athlete at Trinity definitely helped me stay in shape and work on things I could carry over onto the football field.”

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