by Gary Andrews
Northfield senior Jared Kirtlan is headed for NAIA Kentucky Christian University next year. Kirtlan, a multi sport athlete at Northfield will be playing football for the Knights in the fall of 2013 after signing a national letter of intent Tuesday, March 26.
Kentucky Christian is located in Grayson Kentucky, which is about two hours southeast of Cincinnati. The Knights football program has only been in existence since 2008 and were ranked number 25 this past year. Kentucky Christian is coached by Gene Peterson.
Peterson said he recruited Kirtlan because he liked the way Jared ran his routes. Kirtlan said he hopes to see some playing time as a freshman, maybe as a returner then make the receiving squad the following year, if not before.
Kirtlan also said he chose Kentucky Christian because it was a small school and he liked the teacher to student ratio. Jared will be studying nursing, in which Kentucky Christian is one of the top nursing schools in the nation.