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April 30, 2014

Brazeal a Brave

CCS' Sammy Brazeal signs with Ottawa University for football

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Although they hate to see their son move so far away, where it will be hard to catch all of his games, Brazeal's parents, Zip and Sherri, said they, too, believe God's hand was on the entire situation.

"It was God's doing," Sherri Brazeal said of her son's signing. "All of the circumstances were purposed by Him and we're OK with that. We wish they were closer, but everything that's happened with the scholarship, we know He's in charge."

The Brazeals, who met at Abilene Christian University, said they are still paying off student loans, so the fact that their son was able to get a full ride to college was nothing short of fantastic.

"We're more than proud," Sherri said. "We're excited, blessed, very thankful."

Sammy said he plans to major in education with the hopes of becoming a high school teacher and coach some day.

"I want to be able to do what [Horton] was able to do for me and make an influence on teenagers' lives," he said. "That's just something that made a big impact on me and I'd like to do in the future. Teaching is a passion of mine."

As for Sammy's cousin and CCS teammate Isaiah, he has decided to close the book on his football career, despite being used as a bargaining chip in Sammy's recruitment by many schools that wanted both of the talented cousins.

Isaiah plans to attend the University of North Texas on a full academic scholarship. He said he is considering walking on to the basketball team while there, as the Mean Green of the hardwood have shown significant interest in him playing.

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