Colonial Forge ATH Cade Bills (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Cade Bills commits to Christopher Newport University
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Colonial Forge slot receiver, defensive back and return man Cade Bills has made his college decision.
With scholarship opportunities limited at Division I schools because scholarship eligibility was extended by the NCAA, we’re seeing Division II and Division III schools scooping up a lot of talent.
In any other year, Cade Bills might have found himself heading to a Division I school. Their loss is Christopher Newport’s gain.
“The coaches are great. I love the location and I feel like I will be a good fit. It’s just great all around,” said Bills on Friday after his commitment. “They’ve said they would use me at slot, and they would definitely have me return punts and kicks. My path to playing time comes with going in and competing as soon as I get there. I have to be 100% on everything, and be coachable.”
Bills has shown himself to be a superior athlete and simply put, a winner.
His team was a one-loss team in his freshman year, a one-loss team in his sophomore year, and a two-loss team in 2019; his junior year. The shortened 2021 spring season found Colonial Forge on the outside looking in when playoff time rolled around because they went 4-2 and the tournament field was cut in half. The Eagles have been 28-7 in the last four seasons, reaching the state semifinal twice.
At a summer 2020 recruit757 Spotlight Camp, Bills ran a 4.0 flat pro shuttle. He was also a standout at the first August 2020 Clash of the Titans camp with recruit757. His speed, quickness, and agility will play well at Christopher Newport, and head coach Art Link should be confident that he got a steal.
“I want to thank the coaches at CNU for giving me this chance. They won’t regret it,” Bills vowed.
– Andy Hilton