North Stanly’s L.J. Rush signs with VU-Lynchburg

Published 5:58 pm Monday, March 25, 2019

One member of the 2018 North Stanly football team which set a number of school marks in winning both the Stanly Cup and the Yadkin Valley Conference will be playing next season in college.

L.J. Rush, a wide receiver/ defensive back for the Comets, signed last Saturday showing his intentions to attend and play football for Virginia University of Lynchburg.

The Dragons play in the National Christian College Athletic Association and are head coached by a former North Carolina Tar Heel in Bobby Rome.

Rush said he chose VU-Lynchburg “because it is a nice school. Their football program is amazing. Everybody on the team and coaching staff treat you like family.”

The North Stanly senior said he plans on studying business management and graphic design in college.

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About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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