Evan Hester wants to see how he measures up against the big boys.
So the Danville senior will head to Eastern Kentucky next season as a preferred walk-on for the Colonels.
"I kind of wanted to start big, and if I don't like it I could work my way down," Hester said. "Eastern fit me, it's not too big and it's not too small. And, I know people up there."
Hester said he'd been talking to Eastern throughout the season, and made a visit to Richmond last month.
"Coach (John) Revere came down and we kind of sat around and talked and we set up a visiting day," Hester said. "And I went up there and visited the campus and walked around. And I just liked it a a lot."
Hester had a sensational senior season for the Admirals.
He earned All-Area honors as both an offensive lineman and defensive end. On defense, he registered 53 tackles, with 10 for losses, and had 3.5 sacks.