New Chapter, Next Level
Every high school athlete has dreamed of or at some point, thought about receiving that big Division 1 athletic scholarship. In the case of Kadarius “KT” Toney, his dream has become a reality. Earlier this year, KT committed to the University of Florida on a football scholarship. He also lead the Mattie T. Blount Leopards to the AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association) quarter finals, where the leopards lost in a 51-54 thriller to Park Crossing. KT’s hard work and talent on the field is just as amazing as his academic work ethic off the field.
When asked if he showcased his same work ethic in the classroom, Toney Responded “Yes, you can't get nowhere without academics,”.
Because of KT’s academic achievements, he will be enrolling at Florida this coming January to get a jumpstart on his collegiate career.
“It feels good to get an early jump and take on life after high school and the opportunities I have to be successful,” stated KT.
Calloway Smith Middle School hosted a send off assembly where his previous teachers, coaches and players as well as family and friends spoke and encouraged KT on his new chapter. We asked Blount High School’s Academic Advisor, Tiffany Buchanan, what has Blount taught KT that she hopes he hold on too.
“I hope Blount High School has inspired him to be great,” stated Tiffany. “Hopefully he has learned that to whom much is given much is required.”
Ms. Buchanan went on to say, “I have all faith that he will continue the tradition that is indicative of Blount High School alumni and achieve success on and off the field all the while establishing his own footprints for others to follow.”
We send much success to Toney on all of his future endeavours and to never forget the pride, integrity and spirit Mattie T. Blount has taught him and many others.