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Those idiots may eff it up for DS...

DS has a plan.
He will play varsity, get recruited for some podunk college, get a degree, enter the military as an officer, fulfill his commitment and then enter politics with a focus on reforming the educational system.

Here's the hitch.
Two seniors have decided they don't want to be running backs anymore and have moved to the line.
DS was told last year and all summer he would play line for varsity. He can't run very fast but can take down someone who weighs 100 lbs more than him.
So, he has been bumped because seniors just don't play JV.

The guys he has been playing with have lost a total of 3 games in 5 years. (they played city league before HS)

ExDH hopes it will all be worked out by the second game. But after Saturday's scrimmage he figures they will get their asses handed to them in those two games.

This does not bode well for DS (they are going to bench him). Without the wins and vids of hard plays who in the hell is going to recruit him?


Asked by feralxat at 12:52 PM on Aug. 26, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (12)
  • He can go to college that has an ROTC program for the branch he is interested in. Usually you go to basic at the end of your sophomore year but sometimes you can go before you enter college (Under the ROTC program) and he will get a small amount to help with college and go in as an officer.
    Start talking to them now.

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:06 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Not sure what to do about that situation, but if you need another plan - ROTC through college, they will pay for his school and then he can still go in as an officer after he graduates to fulfill his commitment.

    Answer by missanc at 1:23 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Are there past videos of him playing? Do like they did in the Blind Side- make his own highlights video & send it to the recruiters. Or letters of recommendations from his coaches. Hope it works out for him. That would be very frustrating.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • What grade is he in now?

    Answer by mommy_jules at 1:22 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • That sucks.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:57 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Pull a Tonya Harding (jk), I bet your DH is right, proof is in the pudding and high school, college or pros, coaches want a winning team, I bet he will be moved up very soon, and in the mean time, he won't get injured, :)

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 2:12 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Your son is learning. You do not get every thing you want in life. You can make plans all you want for your future. Something will always come up to change it. The saying "throw a wrench in it".

    Answer by louise2 at 2:40 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • A few- not enough.
    And there wont be any more so long as his butt is sitting on the sidelines : /

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 1:02 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Junior

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 1:23 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Yeah- it doesn't seem there is a whole lot we can do.
    If we had had this info over summer break we could have tried to get him on another team at another school. Now it's too late and the school would have to release him to play for someone else

    I will have to look into another avenue- was already considering ROTC...

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 1:43 PM on Aug. 26, 2013