During my time in school, it was always hard for me to learn, but I’ve found ways to become better. In 2nd grade, I had trouble reading on my level even counting and doing math was a downfall and I was very depressed during my elementary and middle school times because in 2nd grade I had gotten left back. That was a very sad moment for me and the kids that moved on to the next grade would always say “Tyrese why are you on the 2nd-grade hallway again, did you get left back”( in a playful/ joking voice). The things that the students would say would always break me down and I would hate how when I got home I would let it all out and cry in my room, I never wanted to go to that school or any school ever again. It not only bothered me but it also took a toll on my parents as well, they didn’t like how depressed I was and always getting bullied for it. As time went on when I got to middle school kids would still say “do you remember when you got left back” and I said, “yes, yes I do and you know what it helped me to become stronger than ever”. Me getting left back was actually a very helpful thing, it made me so strong to push through any and everything that’s in my way. In middle school, I had the opportunity to travel across seas to England, Weals and Scotland, and see what the world as to offer. It was the best experience I’ve had in my life, that trip opened up my mind more than ever. The grass over there was so nice you can lay in it and no insects would crawl or even be around you, it’s mighty clean over there as well, in England the food was so good and different, the streets are very clean and they also do not have trash cans on the sidewalk as in America. In middle school I really opened up and started to talk to more people that were in my grade, I became very popular in middle and a lot of people wanted to be around me. This is where my confidence kicked in and I wasn’t afraid of anyone or what anyone had to say about me. I played football, basketball and even ran track, middle school was my best and I had fun while it lasted. Me transitioning from junior high to high school was a big change, from waking up a little later than what I use to wake up for junior high. That part was a real big change. Another big change was having different people from different middle schools to come together to one high school, I made even more friends than I did in junior high. Having people of grades 9-12 in one of my classes, that made me think about when I was in elementary school and got left back it made me stop and think like, wow we still can be in the same classes together even though we’re in different grades than each other. I know that I am a great candidate because of my adversities I NEVER Quit, I keep pushing because I know I am capable. I was just selected to perform for Blue-Grey All -American Bowl. I was 1 of 60 senior recruits that were selected from over 6750 players who competed at the regional combines in 2018. My goal is to be the best (me) I can be. The sky is the limit.