Running wild: Cold Springs’ Cayde Elliott signs track scholarship with Lindsey Wilson College

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Josh McBrayer

Cayde Elliott, second from left in the front, flanked by his family, coaches and members of the Lindsey Wilson coaching staff

BREMEN – Clad in the familiar royal blue of the school where he has made a name for himself as a standout track athlete, Cayde Elliott strode into the Cold Springs High Scholl Library brimming with confidence, just as he does before each and every track meet. Only this time he was not getting ready for a meet, he was getting ready to meet his future. Just moments after he entered the library, Elliott sat at a table flanked by his father, mother and brother, surrounded by coaches and administration he has known his entire career at Cold Springs, to sign a track scholarship with Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, Kentucky), taking his athletic career to the next level.

“It just felt like home,” Elliott said of his decision to choose Lindsey Wilson over the other schools that were interested in his talents. “All the other schools just didn’t have the connection (with me). When I went up there and talked to the coaches, I really liked the coaches. When I went up there, they made that connection since day one.”

Elliott is a specialist with the javelin, which comes as no surprise with him being the quarterback for the Cold Springs Eagles football team. With all of the accolades Elliott has won in his relatively short time throwing, personal records and a state title, he is looking forward to the next chapter in his career.

“It is a blessing,” he said, when asked about the feeling he had knowing he had the opportunity to continue his athletic career in college. “God has blessed me and my family so much. It is truly amazing.”

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