While most high school and junior college student athletes officially signed National Letters of Intent last month, Madera’s Chance Nevarez — a junior college transfer — is already settled in at his new National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school.
Nevarez, a 2010 Madera South graduate, will compete for the starting fullback position this upcoming fall at four-year school Montana State University Northern (MSU-N) of the Frontier Conference.
With Nevarez, the Lights are getting a pure 5-foot-10, 235-pound blocking fullback in their recruiting class.
“It feels great to know that I could still play the sport that I love while getting an education because not many people get to have that opportunity,” Nevarez said. “I just want to say that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Without God blessing me with my abilities, the right mindset, and family along with friends that stand behind me — I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.” ...