For the past few seasons 2012 running back Shun Tribble has been the primary driving force for the Woodruff Wolverines ground game. Opponents knew that but had little success in stopping the talented back as he's broken a number of school records for the Wolverines. This week Tribble decided it was time to make a decision about where he'd be continuing his football career and education on the next level.
Tribble gave his verbal commitment to Georgia Southern on Wednesday and we asked him what exactly sold him on the Southern Conference power.
"They treated me like family down there. I love the atmosphere and the education there is great. They are known for winning conference and national titles and that's what stood out for me. They demand winners and settle for nothing less."
In fact, Tribble's most recent visit helped to seal the deal.
"I went for a visit last Saturday against The Citadel. It was a great game and they had another really great atmosphere since it was senior night and homecoming for them."
Tribble's team was undefeated during the regular season and received a first round bye in the AA playoffs but they host Newberry tonight. Don't expect any complacency or looking ahead by Tribble and the Wolverines he told us.
"We are 0-0. From here on out every game is a state championship game. Either you win or you're done. Everything now is sudden and final."
Having been a long season and now ready to begin the playoffs Tribble talked about what areas he saw the most improvement with his team since the season started until now.
"We are more of a family now! We care more about each other and honestly everyone has shown some type of leadership ability."
The Wolverines boast one of the most prolific offenses in the state regardless of classification and the 2012 prospect shared his thoughts on playing in an offense that helped him break more than a few records.
"It has been great. Playing with great athletes since 10th grade has been something to remember. In this offense every play can be a highlight reel which is always exciting to watch. Sometimes you have to be careful not to "watch" the game while playing."
A push for a state championship with the Wolverines should provide for more highlight reel material for Tribble. With his verbal commitment already made is there a chance he'll listen to other schools who may still try to sway him?
"Signing Day isn't until Febuary so I will listen to other schools if any come along, but as of now I'm a proud Georgia Southern Eagle!"