A+ Athlete: Nate Omayebu, Sherman

This week's A+ Athlete is Nate Omayebu of Sherman High School. Nate was first team all district in 2016, while running for 17 touchdowns and over 1,500 yards. Over the years, he has stepped into a leadership role.

"If he was a general, he wouldn't be the guy in the back telling you where to go," said Sherman head football coach JD Martinez. "He'd be in the front saying, 'Follow me'. So, it's fantastic to have such a good player, and such a good person."

"I'm just blessed," said Omayebu. "God has given me the ability to do the things I've done. I just thank him, and I thank the teammates that have helped me get this far."

But Omayebu doesn't just run passed the competition on the gridiron, but also in the class room. Nate is on the honor role, he's enrolled in dual credit classes, and has goals of one day becoming a surgeon.

"Academically, my mom is always on me about academics and how it comes before anything," said Omayebu. "You can always do better. So if I get a grade, and it's a good grade, I'm always trying to make it a better grade."

"I think he's an amazing student," said Sherman English teacher Martha Stephens. "He's an amazing athlete, and he's got a lot ahead of him. A lot of potential and a lot of success ahead of him."

The senior found the end zone 18 times during the 2017 regular season, which is another reason why Nate Omayebu is this weeks A+ Athlete.