One of the best senior football players in the Coastal Empire’s Class of 2021 has made his college choice official.
Savannah Christian quarterback Spencer Robicheaux accepted an offer to play football at East Tennessee State as a preferred walk-on.
“When we went on our visit up there, we met with coach (Bryan) Stork and coach and (head coach) Randy Sanders,” said Robicheaux. “We were just talking like we knew each other forever. I really felt a good connection.”
“I know that program has the best tools possible and I think I can add to that.”
Several other programs contacted Robicheaux, including Wofford, The Citadel and Mercer. Robicheaux said he did not get as much interest as he first anticipated, and had to wait until the last minute to get the offer that he wanted.
“It was definitely a struggle for me,” Robicheaux said. “Just seeing everybody signing and getting all these offers and stuff and me sitting in the background just waiting for my opportunity. I had to stay resilient.”
ETSU’s staff told Robicheaux that he would have the chance to compete for playing time as a freshman.
Robicheaux became one of the Coastal Empire’s most decorated football players, garnering a spot on the 2020 Blitz Border Bowl Team as well as taking home a share of the Finocchiaro Award, given yearly to the best high school football player in Chatham County.
The Raiders had Robicheaux under center for three years, during which he racked up more than 5,000 passing yards and 58 total touchdowns. Robicheaux saved his best performance for last, throwing for 25 touchdowns and just three interceptions his senior year.
Savannah Christian won its region and progressed past the first round of the A-Private state playoffs before falling to Wesleyan, 21-17, in the second round.