Lee Hoagland rejected Hope College the first time his father suggested it as a possibility, but now he's glad he gave the school a second look.
The Boyle County kicker, who was Boyle's kickoff specialist last season, discovered that the Division III school was a good fit for him.
"(Boyle) coach (Chuck) Smith helped me make a highlight video, and we went up there over Christmas," he said. "I toured the place and really liked it. They were really interested in what I had to offer as a kicker."
Before his visit, Hoagland wasn't interested in Hope at all. His sister had considered attending the Holland, Mich., school and his father suggested it when he started looking at colleges.