Heritage's Cameron Hooley

Heritage’s Cameron Hooley signed his National Letter of intent with Manchester Wrestling.

CONYERS -- The first of four athletes at Heritage High School to sign their National Letter of Intent last Friday was wrestler Cameron Hooley, who wrestled at 152 pounds as a senior this past season.

Hooley inked with Manchester University, a Division III program out of North Manchester, Indiana.

"I've always dreamt about signing to a college and being apart of something special," Hooley said. "Being good enough to go to a college, I never thought I'd be good enough. But Manchester blessed me with that and I'm very excited."

Not only will Hooley have an opportunity to wrestle at the next level, he will also get the chance to follow in his father's footsteps. Randall Hooley, Cameron's high school head coach at Heritage, wrestled two years at Manchester University.

"I got in contact with them because my dad went there," Hooley said. "We went up there for a Michigan camp and passed by it on the way home. We were looking at the campus and talking with the coach. He seemed very interested in me and that's where it all started."

Hooley said one of his main goals will be to live up to his father's legacy at Manchester and reach his own milestones while there.

"It's crazy," Hooley said. "I've got to try and live up to his standards. He was an All-American there, so it's going to be hard, but it will be fun."

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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