My Name is Whitt Sparks. I am 16years old and I'm in the 11th grade at DeKalb High School. I love the game of football. I love to study the history of the sport by reading and studying the great teams so I can understand better the game of football. I also read about and study current teams and programs on the internet, tv, and in magazines. I'm a sports feature writer for my local town's paper(Bowie County Citizens Tribune). I've been writing for the paper since the fall of 2015 and I love it.
I have played football for 9 years. 4 of those years were in little league(peewee) football. I received the top lineman award for my team every year I played. I was all conference 3 out of 4 years, and was given the outstanding lineman for the league in my final year(2014). In 2015 was my first year playing "school ball". I was the starting strong side tackle where my coach had enough confidence in my ability to run the ball to my side of the line over 80% of the time. My size along with my desire to win and improving skills has given me opportunities to excel at Football. In 2017, my freshman season, I was called up to the varsity squad the last three games of the season, where I started the last two games. I train 6 days a week doing cross training, mobility, agility, and strengthening workouts. These workouts have paid off as I have seen improvement in all these areas, especially in strength where I have made significant gains through 2019.
In addition to my athletic achievements, I am also serious in the classroom. I have a 4.0 grade point average(I have never had anything less than an A in any class I've ever taken). The skills I have used and work ethic I use on the field is also the same in the classroom. I want to be the best that I can be no matter where I am.
I love sports and want to be a part of it in some form or another in my professional life. I believe that as I grow and mature physically and mentally that I will have the tools to be a college football athlete. From there, I believe that I will want to continue to be a part of sports after my playing days are done, in either coaching, managing, sports business, or sports law.
While I have several schools that I cheer for, I want to be a part of a school that is the best fit for me. Where I can contribute the most to the team's success and that will help me reach my goals on and off the field.