TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) - One week ago Chenango Forks running back Lucas Scott committed to play football at United States Military Academy West Point.
"I felt like it was time and it was the right decision, so I wanted to get it off my back," said Scott.
The decision was highly anticipated in his football rich community, Chenango Forks.
"Chenango Forks is a great community everyone is very supportive," said Scott. "So I've loved growing up here and playing football here, I've been very lucky."
Scott said once he stepped foot on Army's campus, the decision to become a Black Knight was much easier .
"The campus was beautiful, they play really good football and just having West Point on your resume when you graduate I feel like that sets you up really good in life to get a great job and be very successful," he said.
Scott is the first Section IV football player to attend army since Maine-Endwell running back Darnell Woolfolk, who graduated just two years ago.
"He was very real about everything and saying it's not easy but he thinks it's worth it and especially a guy from Section IV, texting him helped a lot," said Scott.
Attending Army brings Scott the opportunity to serve his country after graduation. He didn't have that on his mind until West Point gave him an offer.
"I have to serve for five years after and then you get stationed past off your class rank, so say I graduated top ten in the class they get to choose where you go," he said.
For now, Scott gets to enjoy his senior season while watching his future team enjoy being one of the top teams in the country.
"Tbe able to play on ESPN, Army-Navy game 4 times, I mean that is one of the craziest games in all of football," said Scott. "So it's a big plus for me and to be able to watch yourself on ESPN one day is going to be pretty awesome."