On to the next level… Elizabethton’s Cole Morganstern signs letter of intent to play at Air Force

Published 9:35 pm Thursday, December 17, 2020

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For most spectators, when they watch the Elizabethton Cyclones play football on Friday night, most of the attention is turned towards the action happening on each and every play.

Whether that may be a running back busting through a hole to get into the open field, or a perfectly thrown ball by the quarterback leading to a spectacular catch in the end zone by a wide receiver, there is one set of players that do not receive the praise and recognition of those athletes.

This group is called the linemen, the hogs, whatever you want to call them, and Wednesday marked a huge achievement for one of Elizabethton’s very own offensive lineman, Cole Morganstern.

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On national signing day, surrounded by family, coaches, teammates, and friends in the Elizabethton High School Commons Area, Morganstern signed his national letter of intent to play football for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Morganstern, who was a part of both the 2019 and 2020 state champion Cyclone team, was a leader in the trenches, helping pave the way for back to back titles and thirty consecutive games won.

Reflecting on these past seasons and how it culminates to a moment as special as this, Morganstern said, “Well to go out with a win in my senior season was incredible. And to add to that, winning two state titles was the cherry on top. It makes this moment so much sweeter knowing that I left a legacy here.

“The people that came before me, they paved the way. My family, those people that came before, all of the people that showed up to support me today, as well as all of Cyclone nation, is the reason I’m able to have this opportunity.”

A player that has been on the Falcons radar for a while, Morganstern said, “Around January Coach Eason, the assistant offensive line coach and the recruiter for this area, contacted and showed interest in me. Then during the summer, he called me and gave me the offer to play football at the Air Force Academy.”

“From that point, I had pretty much had my mind made up, and while I committed only a month ago, it was an easy decision for me to commit to the team and to the school.”

And while he is going to the U.S. Air Force Academy to play football for the Falcons, Morganstern will be receiving a top tier education and will serve our country after his football career is over.

“I’ve always had three goals after high school. I wanted to play FBS college football, receive the best education that I am able, as well as serve our country by joining the military. All of that is finally happening so today is a dream come true.”

A big-time player with big-time goals, the future is bright for Cole Morganstern with the United States Air Force.