AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - This week's High 5 4 Kids spotlight is a standout on the football filed, and in the classroom.
Naquan Anthony is a four year-starter for the Josey High School football team, and he said his love for the game started at a young age.
"I kept begging my mother to play, but she didn't really want me to play. But I had to keep begging," he said.
Now a senior, he's been elected captain by his teammates, something head football coach Raleigh Roundtree said speaks volumes about the type of person Naquan is.
"It's always 100 percent. There's no other speed. We're doing walk throughs, it's 100 percent," Roundtree said. "You try to ingrain that in a lot of kids you have around here, because some guys don't know the difference between working hard and playing hard. With Naquan, it's always hard, no matter what. So, everything is done right, everything is done accordingly, you don't have to worry about him doing something wrong."
When he's not leading his teammates on the field, he's making the school's academic honor roll.
"He's always been into his math work and into his school work," said Kim Lovett, Naquan's math teacher. "From his freshman year up until now, I'm seeing the same individual as far as he understands what it is he's being taught prior to actually trying to work the problems and work the questions. So he's always had that work ethic in the classroom."
Naquan fully accepts his role as a leader for younger players, and younger students.
"I have to make sure that I'm on my P's and Q's so they won't do anything bad. If they're looking at me doing wrong, they're going to want to do wrong too," he said.
Anthony said he would love to play football in college, but if that doesn't work, he plans to study sports medicine.