Former Lexington Lafayette standout Tobijah Hughley had some smaller school scholarship offers coming out of high school.
But he opted to walk-on at the University of Louisville and try to play his way onto the field with the offensive line unit.
Hughley has done that and more.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Hughley has worked himself up to the No. 1 spot at center on the depth chart and on Wednesday night was rewarded with a scholarship.
U of L coach Bobby Petrino said on Twitter that Hughley signed paperwork tonight in his office. U of L had a scholarship open up when reserve lineman Joe Manley left.
Hughley said earlier this week that he's "worked really hard" to try and get on the field. He's expected to start at center.
"I'm just trying to do anything I can to help the team," he said. "We have a good group and I just want to do whatever the coaches need me to do to help us win."
Hughley has never played in a game at U of L. He moved into the No. 1 spot at center late in spring practice when Jake Smith was moved to left guard.