Andrew Jelks can now lay claim to the few, the proud as his Henry County (Tenn.) High School team edged Powell 17-14 in the Class 5A state championship at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech on Friday night.
Jelks, who was a finalist for the Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year, played a role in Henry County's 299 rushing yards with an average of 6.4 yards per carry in the title game. He also notched a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery while on defense.
The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder verbally committed to Vanderbilt over his other finalist, Tennessee, back on Nov. 11. His recruitment hasn't exactly come to a screeching halt in spite of his pledge as both the Volunteers and Commodores were represented by coaches at Jelks' final game.
To hear Jelks talk about becoming a state champion and give an update on his future plans, check out the video below from InsideTennessee: