Football player commits

Ahmed Ibrahim signs National Letter of Intent


Senior Ahmed Ibrahim has competed on the Atoms Football team for all four years of high school.

Jude Nanaw, Sports X-tra Editor

It was the morning of Feb. 2 when senior football player Ahmed Ibrahim received an offer from Alderson Broaddus University to play college football in the coming fall season.

Ibrahim, who had worked so hard through every football season since his freshman year was ecstatic when receiving the offer.

“I was very excited and grateful that I am getting the opportunity to play football at the next level,” Ibrahim said.
Alderson Broaddus University had been in contact with the senior football player for months and made an athletic scholarship offer recently.

“I have been in contact with them [Alderson Broaddus] since December,” Ibrahim said.

Not only a football player, Ibrahim participated in wrestling freshman year as well as track for all four years of high school.

The participation in multiple sports complemented his play as a wide receiver and defensive back for the football team for all four years of high school.

The experience of high school football is set to prepare Ibrahim for football at the college level.

“Playing AHS football put me in an environment that gave me an opportunity to understand the value of hard work,” Ibrahim said.

“I learned to work through adversity and learn what it is like to be a part of a brotherhood.”

This was not the first time Alderson Broaddus made a football-related scholarship offer to an Atom’s football player as AHS Alum Jalen Jackson received an offer from the school last year.

Ibrahim looks to improve as an athlete before the start of the football season at college.

He looks to gain strength in order to be well-conditioned for next-level football.

“I hope to get stronger and faster to be more athletic overall,” Ibrahim said. “Improving my athleticism overall will help me at my position.”

Despite playing as both a wide receiver and defensive back during his final football season as an Atom, Ibrahim will most likely be playing as a defensive back, more specifically a cornerback, in college.

“One of my main goals is to continue to get better at my football position which is cornerback,” Ibrahim said.
“This is so I can help the team more overall.”

It is a challenge to earn a starting role on any college football team as a freshman as upperclassmen with more college experience are typically given starting roles.

However, Ibrahim is aiming to earn the opportunity to start for the Alderson Broaddus Battlers this upcoming Fall season.

“One of my goals is to start for when the college football season begins,” Ibrahim said.

The four seasons of rigorous practices followed by games against difficult opponents appear to have shown to pay-off to Ahmed Ibrahim.

The hard work year in and year out in multiple sports to stay prepared throughout allowed him to maximize his potential on the football field and the opportunity to compete at the next level.