Somewhere, someone will sign who wasn’t highly recruited. While other football recruits will get the glory, he’ll be thankful he gets a chance. He’ll fax his letter of intent to the one university who wanted him. It may not be the university of his dreams, but it is now HIS university. He might have a chip on his shoulder. He’ll definitely have something to prove. What he lacks in talent, he makes up for in heart. He’ll get up earlier and work later. He’ll go a little bit extra in everything he does. Academics will be important to him, because all facets of life are important to him. The recruit will give it his all. He’ll play hurt. He’ll play when he’s tired. He’ll be thankful he’s playing. And one day, he’ll outpace many of the five-star recruits who have flamed out. He’ll get the national press not because of his talent. He’ll be in the spotlight for what he does on the field. And while no one believed in him at the beginning, they respect him now. Not because of potential. Because of his results.
And one day, that someone who was overlooked and came out of nowhere will be named an All-American.
That’s why I love football.