Andy Kirt out of Lee County was a recruit who remained under the radar heading into his senior season. He was a role player in 2016 as a junior, but the attacking linebacker was ready to take another step with his game and become a leader for his squad.
Both on the field and statistically the senior found a way, but there are always a few speed bumps on the path to success.
“My season started out a little rocky with a hamstring injury early on,” Kirt said. “So I had to split reps, but I ended up with a great season leading my team in sacks and fumble recoveries.”
Kirt worked really hard last offseason to get himself ready for his senior year. Since it was his last year playing ball at Lee County, he had big aspirations.
“I knew early on in the season that we had a lot of talented athletes on our team this year, so I had confidence that we would go further this year than ever before, but I was surprised how well we all came together by the end of he season. We played so well as a team and were able to pull off some tough wins to come out state champions.”
Kirt’s Lee County team won its first-ever state championship this year, and the senior earned 2nd Team All-Region honors in the process. He also earned WALB’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Week honors on arguably the best defense in class 6-A. Lee’s vaunted defense shut out Coffee’s offense in the second half of the Class 6-A state championship game and gave his team the advantage to win in overtime.
Now that the season is over, Kirt has turned his attention completely to recruiting. As of right now he has no visits set in stone, but he anticipates going to Avila, Valdosta State, Berry and Harding. He is hearing the most from the schools mentioned above to go along with Faulkner and Culver-Stockton.
We think the senior can absolutely make an impact at the D2 or NAIA level. He has good instincts reading the play and does a great job of getting a hat to the ball-carrier. His aggressive style of play and quickness can be very effective against spread offensive teams. Kirt plays with an edge to his game, and his speed can make an impact in both the run and pass. On every play the senior’s motor is going 200 mph.
After growing up in the state of Georgia, Kirt has dreamed of playing for a home state team. “I would love to be able to play in my state so I plan to pursue opportunities with Valdosta, West Georgia and Berry. My goal is to get an education while being able to play the game I love.”
Kirt holds official offers from Sterling, Central Methodist, Lyon, Faulkner, Avila and Culver-Stockton.
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