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CONVOY — Wade Sheet has officially signed to be a Falcon at the Air Force Academy. Sheets a standout for Crestview basketball and football will be heading to Colorado Springs in the fall.

Sheets is the son of Devin and Shay Sheets. As a four-year letter winner in football Sheets accumulated 124 receptions, 2,205 receiving yards, 35 touchdowns, 1,397 return yards and 17 interceptions. Of his 35 touchdowns, 25 are receiving, six are receiving, three are from punt returns and one was a kick-off return. Sheets is a two-time 1st team NWC wide receiver and defensive back, as well as a two-time 1st team All-District defensive back.

“They offered last summer and they were my first offer,” Sheets said. “I had a couple of other offers but nothing else stood out to me like Air Force because how prestigious it is and the pride and honor that comes with going there so I just stuck with it.”

His role for the Falcons, who play the Mountain West Conference, is still up in the air.

“I’ve been recruited as a receiver, but I’ve been recruited at a lot of different things,” said Sheets. “They also told me they want to mold me into a safety, so I can see it either way, but I’m just going to play whatever.”

Sheets prefers to play on the offensive side of the ball, though he commented ultimately he would gladly play safety.

In his four years on varsity the Knights football program saw their greatest four year stretch in school history, amassing 34 wins. He owns the record for interceptions in a season, career receiving yards and career touchdown receptions.

“It’s really been a pleasure for me to watch him grow up,” said Jared Owens the head coach for the Knights football team.

“I think he possesses a unique set of size, strength and speed that makes him able to perform at that level,” continued Owens. “Wherever they decide to play him I think he’s versatile, they can play him on defense or offense and he could be an impact player on special teams for them.”

Getting to go to school at Air Force is prestigious by itself as the Academy has just a 12% acceptance rate. The average GPA of first years at the AFA is a 3.88, with an average ACT score of 30.

The Falcons open their season on Aug. 31 against Colgate.