Special signing day ceremony for area football standout

Mekhi Burdette honored at Madison County High School football sadium

Special signing day ceremony for area football standout

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - High school scholarship signings are a special moment for any student-athlete. The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered indoor ceremonies. Madison County High School decided to celebrate a football standout on his home football field.

Madison County High School honored Mekhi Burdette with a signing day sendoff. The current 2020 Madison County Tigers, fresh off a voluntary workout, came to show support along with family and coaches.

“It means a lot, I really love these guys,” Burdette said. “They’ve always been there. It’s a different type of relationship, it’s almost like family. And to see them before I go off means everything to me.”

After a great high School career, Burdette is headed to Faulkner University, where he will continue his football playing career. The remarks from his coaches during the ceremony were humbling.

“It means a lot to be recognized by these guys, Burdette said. “They’re hard on you and they don’t leave anything out. To be recognized as a good player and everything means a lot. It feels good to be out on the field again, it sucks we couldn’t hand out food or anything , and have an official signing, but, something is better than nothing.”

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