After an all-state season as an all around star for Christian County (Ky.) High, "Bubba" Tandy finished his high school football journey by beginning his college journey and signed with the University of Kentucky.
"For the next four years, I will be attending the University of Kentucky," said Bubba as he removed a Marshall sweatshirt he wore to disguise his choice.
Tandy thanked a long list of people, including his parents, other family members, his teammates and his coaches.
"I'm very excited to go to Kentucky," he said.
As Tandy ended his announcement, the many students and staff members left the Christian County High library where Tandy discussed the decision process a little more in-depth.
"I'm very excited. A person like me coming from where I'm from. I never thought I would make it," said Tandy.
"I'm going to start off at receiver and see how I learn the offense. If I don't learn the offense, then I will move to safety and return kickoffs," he said.
Tandy agonized over his decision between going to Marshall or choosing Kentucky.
"It was real tough. I had to sit down and talk to my mom about it. I liked Marshall when I went up there. Then I went to UK – so we had to sit down and I decided to go where I had family members at," he said.
Tandy was also comfortable with Kentucky partially because of a former teammate who's already on the roster at UK.
"It wasn't a big deal. But having a teammate already up there makes me feel a little more at home. With Malcolm (McDuffen) up there, so it makes me feel more at home," he finished.
The 6-foot, 190-pound athlete had 81 carries for 653 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 676 yards on 42 catches and seven touchdowns. He also had 64 tackles and six interceptions defensively.
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