Rashad Jennings set to take on Dancing with the Stars

Rashad Jennings set to take on Dancing with the Stars (DWTS/ABC).

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Rashad Jennings is ready to hit the dance floor Monday night on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

If the final decision was based on what his Liberty University running back coach says about him, he'll be holding the Mirrorball trophy.

A local dance instructor thinks Jennings' skill from the field will help him on the dance floor but says it would take an average person 6 to 8 weeks to train for a big performance like Dancing with the Stars.

One of Lynchburg's own is ready to hit the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars. A native of Forest, Rashad Jennings also played at Jefferson Forest High School, Liberty Christian Academy, and at Liberty University before becoming an NFL star.

His former running back coach at Liberty isn't surprised Jennings agreed to take part in the hit ABC show saying he likes to perform and try different things. "There aren't many people his size that can be as athletic as he is, so we're looking forward to seeing how athletic he is tonight," said Frank Hickson. "I tell you, I don't think you've heard the last of Rashad Jennings."

Hickson says he will be watching and cheering on Jennings along with many people in this area.

He says the running back will be fully prepared for the show because he doesn't do anything without being ready.

Be sure to vote when the show airs live Monday at 8 right here on ABC13.

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