Hobbton’s Bradsher signs with Mount Olive

Samson Bradsher signs his Letter of Intent for University of Mount Olive flanked by track teammates Houston Bouchard and Bradley Gurrola.

Hobbton track and field standout and former State Shot Put Champion, Samson Bradsher, signed a letter of intent to go to The University of Mount Olive (UMO) Friday afternoon.

Bradsher said, “After considering offers from Appalachian State, Pheiffer, UNC-Charlotte and the University of Mount Olive, UMO offered me the best of all possibilities. I will be close to home and they had the best financial offer.”

Hobbton track coach Jeff Klaves said, “Samson and I spent a lot of time looking at and visiting the institutions and UMO seemed the best fit for him.”

Klaves continued, saying, “I am very proud of Samson Bradsher working hard in both the classroom and out on the track! He has achieved a level of success throwing wise (Men’s Shot Put and Men’s Discus) that has never been seen at Hobbton while maintaining his grades. I look forward to seeing him balance both those aspects in college.”

“Mount Olive University will be getting a spectacular student-athlete that is held in such high regard in the local community!”

“One of many… I hope Samson Bradsher has started a new trend at Hobbton High school and will become one of many that use athletics to jump-start their education at the collegiate level.”

“To Samson, I wish you the best and hope you take advantage of the opportunity that lies before you. We both know we have some unfinished business here at the high school level (with the state championships coming up) but the sky is truly the limit as you embark on your college journey. Congratulations and continue to make the Hobbton community proud!”

The signing of Bradsher will undoubtedly greatly improve the UMO athletic program.