Whilst on campus, I had tremendous support from my coach, my housing director, my new friends, mother and sister, all of whom played a big role in easing my mind. I am also fortunate to be able to say, that I had an agent who was always there for me, even outside college time.
My greatest support came from Mr. McFarlane though. As my mentor, he spoke to me like a father would. He understood my journey so well, that I spoke to him about everything, even those times when I cried, smiled was angry or sad. For this, I wish to publicly say a special thanks to him for being such a great human being.
One of my main goals right now is to try and encourage more youths to work hard with whichever sport they choose, so that they too can leverage their sporting talent to pave a way forward via scholarship offers. Even if you are not into sports but good at a certain subject, my advice is to be on drive mode for it, as there are academic scholarship offers too. As my story demonstrates, in whatever you put your mind and body to do, please, give it your all because you never know who is watching and talking. All your hard work will never go unnoticed.