Jake Rose, Goshen football standout, has signed a letter-of-intent to play ball and study at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Ky.
“I like Thomas More because it’s a small campus and it’s local and it is a Catholic college,” said Rose who was a captain of the Warriors and a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star.
He plans to study in the field of medicine to become a registered nurse.
As a football standout he was rewarded by his school as the best defensive player and the recipient of the Warrior Award.
His parents are pleased with his collegiate choice.
"I'm very pleased. The school is small and convenient for him being near to home," said Jake's mom, Victoria Rose.
"He made his own mind up and he's comfortable with his decision and his mother and I are comfortable with his decision, too," said Jake's dad, Robert Rose.
With a fine high school football career behind him, Rose took time to reflect on personal grid highlights.
"The New Richmond game this year we made as big comeback to win. . . Against Batavia this year I really laid out some of them with tackles."
Rose is very appreciative of individuals who have been of great help to him.
"My parents have supported me in everything. Coach (Mark) Slagle), coach (Dallas) Rise, coach (Tony) Neimesh, and coach (Shane) Wellman and (athletic trainer) Mike Spilman were great support to me. Mike kept me healthy."
"Jake was important to our football program. He was a good ball player and a good leader," we will miss him next year," said Slagle.