My goal is to be the first person in my family to go to college, graduate, and provide a better life and example for my family and friends. I would love to play football at the highest level, but I am just as motivated to be a good student and make the most of my college experience. I have played football since I was in third grade. My first experience was playing Old Town Gators out of Baltimore and I liked the physical and mental part of the game. My entire family was there to support me and it brought us together. I learned what it was like to be part of a team and compete as a team. Over the years, I've been able to take that to the next level and be a leader and a motivator for my team even when things get tough. I love being a teammate as much as a leader.
Four years ago, I was given an opportunity to move out of Baltimore and attend a different school. When I first left Baltimore, I had always thought that I wasn't very smart and I hated school. Since then, my grades have gone up and I understand what is expected of me and although I can't say that I love school, I can say that I love doing well in school and getting good grades. So it makes the work worth it. I have always been fortunate to be a natural athlete, but I have learned that as I get older, there are a lot of natural athletes just like me so I have to continue to work and figure out what's going to make me stand out from the rest.
Overall, I am a hard worker, I know how rare the opportunities are that are ahead of me and I'm willing do whatever it takes to be part of a team. I respect my coaches and the people in my life who have given me these opportunities. Four years ago, I would have never thought college was possible so I'm not going to let that slip away.