- Sep 26, 2020
Similar things could be said about a lot of kids who aren't athletes, and the excitement and dreams that they and their families have when they head off to college somewhere , , , but then things don't pan out and the dreams are dashed. So very many drop out after, or even during, their freshman year for various reasons. Seen it a lot. And it's usually sad. That drive from school, back home, with all your stuff jammed in the SUV and roof carrier is a LOT different than that drive to school in the fall when you were embarking on a new adventure as an incoming freshman.I think about these the trajectories of most transfers, and it's really sad. Think of the excitement that greeted his signing, the acclaim he had among the fan base, and his promising initial play. But a change of coaches, a change of systems, some new competition comes in, and next thing you know you're having to transfer 'down the ranks' to try to get some playing time. These kids really love playing football.
Anyway, I wish this young man all the best wherever he goes. And if I ever met him, I would like to think him for his hard work and giving his best for our football program while he was here.