COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Tavon Ross has been waiting on this day for as long as he can remember. Last year, his older brother, Carl Hall, led Wichita State to the NCAA final four.
Now, it's Tavon's time to shine.
"It's a blessing once again to have another son that's going to be having a free education," Jackie Fields, Tavon and Carl's mother, says. "He's doing something that he loves to do."
Ross played both ways at Bleckley County High School--quarterback and safety. He's a quiet guy but the kind of the guy who lights up the room when he walks in.
"He's one of those kids that's just a good ole' farm kid that loves to go hunt and fish," Benjy Rogers, BCHS Athletic Director, says. "But as you said, he brightens up the room. It doesn't matter where he's at or what event."
At least five big-time schools were after Tavon's talents, but in the end, he stuck with the school that's been after him the longest.
"They made me feel at home," Tavon says. "And home is where the heart is, you know?"