Bagatini to stay home; will play for Austin Peay
The Clarksville High School Wildcats football team had one player sign to play college football after graduation. Chris Bagatini signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Austin Peay State University.
Bagatini had a a senior campaign that saw him earn Region 5 – Class 6A All-Region honors and also was named to the Class 6A All-State Team.
Bagatini served as a team captain for both his Junior and Senior year and was picked unanimously for that role in both seasons.
“I think it is really neat for his family to be able to easily see him play,” said Isaac Shelby about Bagatini signing to APSU. “I think staying here he has some resources he may not have had elsewhere. He has a big group of people supporting him and that can continue.”
Bagatini signing to an NCAA Division 1 program marks another season of the Wildcats having a player going division one after Nick Edwards (’21) signed with the University of Tennessee and Jason Eaton (’20) signed with Eastern Michigan. Coach Shelby gave credit to the staff for this success.
“Just that the coaching staff especially Coach Stanley in the weight room is doing a great job of developing our home grown kids,” said Shelby.
While Wildcat fans may be accustomed to not wearing the color red, they may have to wear red and black on Saturday’s in the fall to support the newest Wildcat to become a Governor.