My Parents, the people I'm friends with, and my passion for the game of football, have shaped who I am as a person. I have had to prove to people that I am capable of doing big things, even though they didn't believe in me. Some people see my ease of dealing with adversity as not caring. I have been on some losing teams and some winning teams, but I take each snap as it's own and I do care.
I've been interested in football my whole life. I used to watch football on TV and thought I want to do that when I grow up. I didn't start playing until I was about 10. I have learned that football motivates me to be my best self, whether it's in the weight room, on the field, in the classroom, or at home. I am different from other top tier players because I am very coach-able. When I'm told there's something I can do to improve my game, I really take it to heart and work on it, whether it's from a coach or from another player.
As for my academic goals, I want to try to get As and high Bs throughout the rest of my high school years. I had a rough freshman year, but learned a lot about who I am, what I want, and how to ask for help when I need it. I went through an adjustment period with family changes, going to a new school, and realizing my strengths and opportunities for improvement. I know I will be well-prepared to take my academics, and my football, to the next level when I graduate from high school.