Team Sports has been a part of my life since 1st grade. It has allowed me not only an opportunity to play a games that I love but be part of a community. Team Sports that I grew up playing has brought families together for competition and for relaxation. Now at the level that I am playing, I finally understand what my volunteer coach's were teaching me when I was in 1st grade. I am one that does not forget where I came from. Every game in high school I play in makes me appreciate those volunteer coach's that I had in grammar school. Every game makes me remember those teammates that I grew up with as we all learned this game of football. Being away from home and at a boarding school is not easy. I can say this, many of my early year coach's have traveled to my boarding school to watch me play. That is a relationship of memories that I will never forget. For my future in football, I do not know what it holds for me. I am enjoying my coach's and teammates at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. We all work hard as a team to help each of us reach our particular goals. We all have different goals but we stay arm and arm as we go on this journey together.
For me personally, I work hard to improve daily on and off the field. Academically I have a composite score of 31 on ACT (took as a sophomore) and a 1350 on SAT. Being at a Military Boarding school I have achieved the highest rank allowed by my grade each year and even the honor of cadet of the year. On a local Level I received a citation from a local Rotary club as the " Service Above Self Award."
Athletically, I improve with every practice. I am one of the most versatile players on the team because I can play every position on the O Line and D Line. My primary position that I want to play in college is Center, LS and PAT snapper.
My goal is to be the best and most reliable teammate a college school can have!
Wylie McDonald, IV class of 2021