Division I - Academic Status: Preliminary 10/7 Met? Yes
Division II - Academic Status: Final Qualifier (Early Academic Qualifier) January 4, 2018
I am a senior at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago Illinois. I recently completed my second year of varsity football. This year was partly favorable to us as a team; we made it to the State semifinals but took a loss that ended our run for the Illinois 7A State Title.
An overview of my high school varsity football career include my junior year playing as an Outside Line Backer and Tight End and due to player/roster changes I transitioned predominantly into a Defensive Line and Tight End role. The change was welcomed because it showed that I am not going to back down from a challenge and ensured that I exhibited mental and physical strength, agility and a good football IQ. Video of positions: http://www.hudl.com/profile/6009755/raashaan-wilkins-jr
My personal characteristics and beliefs that allowed me to become a good athlete include the desire to perform to the best of my ability at all times. The truth is I adopted the philosophy that “you don't practice until you get it right; you practice until you cannot get it wrong”. As a result, I showed up at every practice throughout my junior season and senior year I missed one practice, so I can take my SAT exams. The reason this is important is because it shows dedication to improving my individual skills, respect for all aspects of my sport, building cohesion with my team, and valuing our shared football goals.
Just as important and without any doubt in my mind any current or former coach would agree that Raashaan Wilkins Jr. regards obeying training and school rules in high esteem. This shows that I lend myself to be a coachable athlete and a good team member because in the end the team wins or loses as a unit.
The element of being universally a good citizen also can be seen within my academic forum. As a student-athlete, I continue to strive to be better than I was the day before. Athletics and academics encouraged me to improve my time management skills. Being a student-athlete definitely encourage me to push myself beyond what I thought I was capable of achieving and given me the desire to accomplish goals of becoming a college student-football athlete.
I am optimistic in finding a college where I can contribute to being an effective team member as a student-athlete; finding a place I can finish the next phase of my educational, athletic, and social life. Simply put – finding my future home.
Finally, I would like to thank you for reading my personal statement . If I peeked your interest and seemingly a good prospect that would fit and contribute with the uniqueness of your team, contact me via phone/text 630-660-6442 (evenings) or email email@example.com .
Raashaan Wilkins #85