Poquoson lineman Ethan Grondin (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Hard work pays off for Ethan Grondin
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Once again, we’ll say that this year has been like no other.
The recruiting process has been affected since March of 2020, and its impact will be felt for years. Prospective college athletes across the nation have been affected, and certainly Ethan Grondin (2021 OL/DL 6-1 270) is no exception.
The Poquoson lineman has paid his dues in the weight room, on the field, and on the camp circuit. We got the opportunity to see him at the 2020 recruit757 Senior Showcase and a couple of camps over the summer.
Perseverance (and hard work) has paid off.
— Ethan Grondin (@EthanGrondin1) January 10, 2021
“100% Committed. Thank you to all who have supported me,” said Grondin over the weekend as he shared his commitment via Twitter.
His commitment to Ferrum has him headed to play Division III ball in-state, which will allow him to continue his education and play his college ball with family and friends able to see most of his games when the time comes for him to hit the college gridiron.
“The recruitment process with COVID has been very tough, but I am very excited to say I have made my decision,” he said in his announcement.
If there is a high school football season this Spring, it’s very likely that Ethan will be around to compete with his Bull Islander teammates in an abbreviated schedule. Practices are set to start in February as long as the high school schedule can stay on track. Winter sports that are supposed to be competing now have been plagued by delays and by decisions that have some school districts shutting down competition for the foreseeable future.
We keep our fingers crossed that football resumes on time, and we wish the best for Ethan and his college future at Ferrum.
– Andy Hilton