HEMLOCK- Miller’s Kody McKinniss signed his letter of intent to play football as a running back for Hocking College this fall.
The Hocking College head football coach Al Matthews is looking forward to having McKinniss join his team, “We are excited to have him contribute to the team while getting a great education. We are always trying to recruit local talent.”
Last season, McKinniss had 182 carries for 1,682 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Falcons.
McKinniss chose Hocking College because it is close to home and is a small school. He plans to attend Hocking College for his general classes before transferring to Ohio University for a degree in Marine Biology.
“Playing for Miller was great. We didn’t start off very well but we worked our way up to where we are now,” McKinniss explained about how the Falcons went 6-4 and were only one game away from playoffs, “I think it has started a movement in the football program. I wouldn’t change my time on the team for the world.”
While playing for the Falcons, he was All-TVC, first team All-district, and honorable mention All-Ohio. He was also a member of the basketball, baseball, and track teams. This year he qualified for the state meet in the long jump after placing third at regionals.
“He is a great kid and athlete,” Miller head coach Sean Bartley said, “Kody has good work ethic and it was a pleasure to watch him turn into the young man he has become. I am excited to see what his future holds.”