TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur football standout Rondon Caesar will be taking his football career to the next level after signing on to play at The College of Wooster.
Caesar signed at a recent ceremony at the high school.
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college located in Wooster in north central Ohio.
Caesar was a slot receiver and a cornerback for the Bucs his senior season.
On offense, he caught eight passes for 47 yards and one score and gained 61 yards on 22 carries on the ground with one score.
On the defensive side at corner, he had 29 tackles including a season-high seven in a victory against Elkins. He also broke up five passes.
Caesar was also a star on the track and field team earning a trip to states with the B-U shuttle hurdles relay team.
“It means a lot to take my game to the next level,” Caesar said. “It shows I am stepping up for this level of competition. What I want to do is to go up to Wooster and prove to them that I can play as a freshman and represent Buckhannon-Upshur.”
Caesar said it was the Wooster staff that located him at Buckhannon-Upshur.
“They found me and gave me a call,” noted Caesar. “I was going through the process of looking at schools and they came to me and I fell in love with the place. The coaching staff is all for you. They will be with you 24/7 if they need to be. If you have a problem you can go with them directly. The players I met were that way too. When I arrived on campus for a visit I already felt like I was home. I had just had that feeling that this was my home.”
Caesar said that the coaching staff will likely play him at corner back.
The Fighting Scots are coming off of a 5-5 season and play North Coast Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division III level.
“It is always special for your program when a player has an opportunity to go to the next level,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head football coach Duane Stoeckle. “As a coaching staff we really stress to our players to give themselves an opportunity. First by working hard in the classroom, then by giving their all on the practice field, and their games. He had a very strong senior year on both sides of the ball. We really felt his senior year was his most productive. He really showed what he can do when he stays healthy. He had a strong season at corner, and scored both rushing and receiving touchdowns for us. He has great potential to be successful at the next level. Our entire staff wishes Rondon the best of luck at the next level.”