When looking back at my birth and childhood, it's not surprising that I have a love for football. It doesn't seem like I had much choice. I was born in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia on a Saturday morning in early December. Later that day the LSU Tigers would defeat the Georgia Bulldogs for the 2003 SEC football championship. My parents had traveled to Atlanta to attend the game with full blessings from the doctors, not anticipating that I would arrive two weeks early! As a child, I would spend hours at athletic events with my parents who were both principals at rival 5A schools in south Louisiana. I enjoyed watching all the sports but football was always my favorite. When I entered junior high my parents finally allowed me to play the game I had always loved. One of the greatest lessons I have learned is to cherish every moment. I missed nearly my entire 8th grade season due to a severe high ankle sprain. However, that injury opened up new opportunities for my future as I started the process of learning how to deep snap while I was unable to practice with the rest of my team. In a period of 3 months of full focus on long snapping, I progressed to be the Varsity starter as a freshman- earning First Team All District honors in the process. I work with Rubio Long Snapping and I am proud to say I am the 12th rated long snapper in the nation for the class of 2022. Still being relatively new to the skill, my goal is to progress to the top of the class rankings.
I have also set high academic goals for myself. I recently scored a 31 on the ACT. I would like to move it up to at least a 33 during my junior year. The plan is for my grades and standardized test scores to be high enough to earn myself entrance into any college or university. I would also like to establish myself as a National Merit winner while in high school. During my first two years I have earned 23 hours of college credit. I hope to earn enough credit while in high school in order to leave college with my Masters Degree once my playing eligibility is exhausted.