My Junior year was tough - new coaches, lots was changing and so was I. I struggled to put weight on, never getting past 220lbs. I struggled keeping strength and speed up. When you're trying to impress your new coaches and everything seems to be going backwards, it makes you question yourself and doubt yourself. My Dad has always told me, believe in myself and my ability to always give 100% and anything is possible. It may not be easy, but it is possible. Well, my junior year was not easy. I persevered giving it all I had - day in and day out - to be my very best. Keeping my studies up and all my practices and keeping a job was not easy. Thanksgiving 2018, after being out of football a few weeks, I hit the wall. It all came to a head. Dropping to 198 lbs in a little over a week, what my body had been trying to tell me is that I am now a Type 1 Diabetic. After 3.5 days in ICU for a near diabetic coma, instantly my body started reacting as it should. With the help of a nutritionist, I went from 198 lbs to 240 lbs and I'm gaining. I have added 40 lbs of muscle, strength is coming back, I'm gaining weight and my speed and agility are continually improving. I work with Warehouse Performance LLC, Coach Mike McCoy, in the mornings before school for strength and agility and working my Coach's program after school and during football. I love the game of football. I am driven, determined, and motivated to learn any and all I have to learn in order to be successful. In my house we either do or we don't, there is no trying. I will play college football, God willing. The big question is who will be fortunate enough to see my potential and offer me that opportunity. I guarantee whoever it is will not be disappointed. They will know they chose a committed, dedicated team player that will work tirelessly for perfection knowing I will not achieve it, I will achieve excellence. I look forward to this process and all the future holds. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and look at my film.