Obediah Stith, a tough guard for Matoaca picked up his first college offer to play at the next level. The offer came from Bluefield...

Obediah Stith, a tough guard for Matoaca picked up his first college offer to play at the next level. The offer came from Bluefield State College in West Virginia.

“It was truly a blessing,” Stith said. “Hard work does pay off.”

The senior played mostly point guard for Matoaca, but showed a touch for getting baskets, finishing second on the team in scoring behind junior and division I recruit Terrence Whitfield.

A tough guard with a good body for the paint, Stith displayed good toughness throughout the season. In addition to his skills off the dribble, he also possesses solid shooting capabilities.

After a period of time without many players entering the college ranks, things seem to have made a turn for the better under coaches Charles Payton and Michael Knight. Stith would be the second player in as many years to gain a scholarship, while Whitfield has drawn strong interest from Longwood. After a breakout season at wide receiver, Whitfield could play football as well.

Stith’s first offer my not be his last. Per his father, the senior had a visit scheduled with Frostburg State (Maryland) on March 28.