ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Monroe's Quantavious Kelley has made the all-region team for wrestling every year since 2013.
He was awarded most valuable wrestler in 2014, and all of his hard work paid off.
The Monroe wrestler signed his letter of intent to Thomas More College in Kentucky.
Kelley has had a decorated wrestling career. He was the 2015 Panhandle Open Runner Up.
He plans to study biology to become a surgeon. Kelley said he can't wait to hit the mat out in Kentucky, but he ...and his new coach knows...hitting the books is more important.
"The coach stood out to me," said Kelley. "He was so interested, he stayed on top of me. This man texted me 9 o' clock at night asking me if I was studying. That's not something a college coach would do in these days and times. That's something that stood out to me. That showed me he really cared, he wants the best for me."