Renton goes the military route

It didn't take much for The Woodlands linebacker Colin Renton to be sold on a college program. He already had the love and a plan. Once the official visit was over, Renton was in. He talked to TexasPrepInsider about his recent commitment.

With a couple of Division I schools in play and a handful of Division II, The Woodlands linebacker Colin Renton had a tough decision to make before National Signing Day. But after thinking about it, the choice was not so hard after all.

"I committed to Navy recently. They have been my No. 1 for quite some time and once I got the offer from them, I made my choice," Renton said. 

And while some athlete shy away from the military academies in particular cases, Renton has a plan all laid out. By choosing the Naval Academy, there are ways in which he can make his way to his ultimate goal.

"I want to go into the Marine Corp, and with the Navy, there is an option I can choose halfway through the program to go Navy or Marines," Renton said. "I have wanted to join the Marines for some time now and I will get that opportunity."

Of course there is a bonus as well, he gets to line up and play some ball also. The 6-foot, 215-pound Renton will continue play at linebacker for Navy, mainly outside. In his final season at The Woodlands, he had 45 tackles, three sacks, and four quarterback hurries.

The transition from high school to college is usually a challenge, but for Renton one particular factor remains the same.

"I love the defense they run at Navy. It is basically the same defense we run at The Woodlands," Renton said. "That will help out a lot with transitioning from high school."

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