One of our favorite players to evaluate when compiling the Takkle Top 200 Football Players in America was Manti Te’o. When you watch him play it is clear how much enthusiasm and passion he brings to the game.
We were pleased to see that Manti was honored by the Sporting News as their High School Athlete of the Year.
His quote about choosing a college was particularly interesting to us:
On his college status:“I have gone on two official visits, to UCLA and Notre Dame. I had great experiences at both universities, but I have a few more visits to go on — Stanford, USC and BYU — so I’m not really ready because of my lack of knowledge of the other three.”
NCSA encourages all of our athletes to take as many unofficial and official visits as possible to make their college decision. Not every athlete is in Manti’s position where he can make a choice at the last second, which is why encourage athletes to start taking visits as freshman!