Lsje92 saidGreat video until the last minute of it... really... who says, "I wanna play D1 football, I know in my mind I am good enough to be a d1 athlete".... DON'T WE ALL WISH/THINK THAT...? Just because of all the media attention your getting don't expect a d1 school to contact you & feel bad for ya, wishing they say, "hey wanna play football of us"... like really. But in general I wish this kid the best of luck!!
I know it was just a 'highlight' reel, but based solely on his HS football highlights on YouTube, I suspect there's a D-1/FBS spot in his future, too, if he gets his act together and refocuses. He blows up a lot of running plays in the backfield and runs receivers down downfield.
But from the vibe I got from his interviews so far, he's convinced he was wasting his time at the Junior College level... and while we don't know how the coaches feel, I suspect that attitude has been sensed by the coaching staff in the short time he was there. It was likely that perception, not the perception that he might be smooching very adult men in his spare and not-so-spare time, that made the decision to cut him loose much easier.
He's literally rattling off names of schools already... Minnesota... Cal... Washington... to the media only weeks removed from getting kicked off the JuCo team, schools that by any accounts stopped scouting him after high school. Whether on the field or in the press box, I don't think he focused much on the JuCo team.
A lot of athletes at that tier feel like they've been overlooked and that the JuCo will be a stepping stone to a major program, that they're simply gracing the JuCo school by their mere presence. That's nothing new. But what the successful ones do is prove it by excelling on the JuCo field first (see Cam Newton @ Blinn College pre-Auburn), as a player and a loyal teammate. That's what draws the scouts' eyeballs, not this stuff. It's not so much that the coaches never gave himself the chance, moreso that the kid is squandering his opportunity without even getting in a game.
My guess is a year from now, he'll be on another JuCo roster, hopefully with his mind in the right place and some good counseling, taking advantage of the chance over a few semesters to prove himself worthy of big-time programs.