By DAVID LOPEZ
Special to the NEWS
Wednesday at the San Benito Varsity Gym, Greyhound Defensive End Nicko Perez (#45) signed his Letter of Intent to continue playing football for McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas.
Perez said he loved the environment of the campus when he visited.
“As soon as I got there, I felt welcomed. They came to me with open arms like family and they took me in like family. They stood out more than other schools, and I just knew I had to go there,” Perez said.
Perez’s current success as an athlete is self-credited to his relentless work ethic.
“Honestly it’s the motor I have, I never stop,” he said. “When I’m working, I just gotta keep going. I wanna be the best. I wanna play with the best.”
After signing his LoI, Perez gave a short speech to all those in attendance where he became emotional when thanking his coaches and his parents, especially when recalling his leg injury his junior year.
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