Even if they fall short of being an NFL player they should always chase being the best they will be at everything they do as that is something that translates in life
They should never settle, always chase something better
It wasn't that comment I was referring to
The way I look at it that is the young adults choice, they decide how they pursue life as it's their life and no matter how low the odds are they should pursue their dreams, I think of this quote from a man who probably could forget more about football than any poster on here would have ever learned
"We will strive for perfection, we will not achieve it but in our pursuit of perfection we will achieve excellence"
Bringing facts to a conversation is not politics, my friend. Most high school football players will never even attend a college, either one that they play football at or a college they achieve academically at. The few that do attend colleges, primarily to play football, will never make it to the NFL. The very few that do make it to the NFL may play very little or not at all. There is extreme competition for positions and also injuries to consider. Only a small fraction of the college players that make it to the NFL ever have successful careers. The average length of an NFL career is 3.3 years. Add up all of the high school football players in the state of Florida. How many play football at the college level and especially at the D1 level. Then how many of those college players ever see an NFL stadium except from the bleacher seats. As for minorites that rely exclusively on football in high school as their path forward in life are deluding themselves. Without strong academics there will be no solid path forward. I think life itself has taught this.