Keifer Carmean won’t be traveling far for his next opportunity to play football.
The recent North Montgomery graduate will play football at Wabash College starting this fall.
“I chose Wabash because the first time that I talked to the coaches I knew it was the right fit,” he said. “They were always checking on how I was doing and made sure I knew I was wanted.”
Carmean says he has wanted to play football at the collegiate level since a very young age, but didn’t realize he had the potential until his junior year of high school.
“Football has always been there,” he said. “I really knew I wanted to play at the next level my junior year when I started to really put in the work.”
During his senior season, Carmean’s hard work started to pay off. He caught 33 passes for 349 yards and five touchdowns, while helping the Chargers to their first winning season since 2015.
“I believe my senior season I played the best football up to this point,” he said. “Myself along with all my teammates really bought into the program and realized what it was gonna take to win and be successful.”
Carmean believes that the culture at North Montgomery is similar to Wabash, and he hopes that will help him be successful as a Little Giant.
“This year we all bought into the culture and I really feel that’s what it’s like at Wabash,” he said. “You have the bell game (Monon Bell) for instance that is just such a crucial part of the program.”
“For me to be successful at Wabash I’m going to have to work even harder in the weight room and buy into everything the coaches tell us.”
Carmean will join fellow Charger teammates Jaron Bradford, Zach Waldon, and Kai Warren on the gridiron this fall.