High School Football

Lexington standout Nick Graves commits to Charleston Southern

Lexington defensive back Nick Graves.
Lexington defensive back Nick Graves. dmclemore@thestate.com

Nick Graves will play college football in Charleston after all.

After decommitting from The Citadel last week, the Lexington Shrine Bowl defensive back committed to Charleston Southern on Saturday after making his official visit.

“It has everything I want: a great coaching staff, family environment, academic opportunities and an ability to deepen my faith,” Graves said.

Graves had 38 tackles and two interceptions for the Wildcats, who advanced to the Class 4A Division II title championship game.

CSU is coming off its best season in school history and went 10-3. The Buccaneers finished ranked in the STATS FCS poll and No. 7 in the FCS coaches poll.