With the end of the year for this current senior class – and the recent spotlight that was shining on the student/athletes, the one thing that is indeed very important at the end of the day is what happens in the classroom.
Getting a college scholarship is no longer an automatic thing, and for that reason, students are encouraged to hit the books more than ever before.
While some athletes believe that getting it done on the athletic field will be all they need to make it to the next level, they are finding that this is no longer the case anymore.
Because of the Pandemic that has gripped this world, nothing is guaranteed, and by controlling your own destining in the classroom, you are giving yourself a fighting shot when scholarships are awarded.
When you hear about the achievements that are made in the classroom by stellar athletes, it has to be a wakeup call for those who have not applied the effort to their studies, they are slowly finding out that the new norm will include making the grade in the classroom.
PLAYER: Joel Felder
SCHOOL: Coconut Creek
SCOUTING: When he made his way this off season from Boyd Anderson to Coconut Creek, very little was made about the transfer, and that is perhaps what’s wrong with the process in south Florida and around the country.
While many high-profile transfers have taken place in the late winter and early spring, and we hear a lot about them, this is one that should have grabbed the headlines.
In a new normal that may not have room for those who do not make the grade in the classroom, here is a versatile football talent, who also happens to carry a 3.2 GPA in the classroom.
This is the kind of player that will certainly lift the Cougars in 2020, and in the process, finally put himself on the radar.
Only playing the sport for one season, this is someone who will start opening eyes once the season begins.
If you watch his film from last year and check out his work ethic and talent level, you will see that this is going to be someone that will be a huge surprise for colleges who have not fully watched him perform.
In an area that more than has its share of elite football prospects, Joel Felder is going to show those who believe they recruit this hotbed of talent and have all the answers, a lesson on how to see more talent live, and at the same time, pay more attention to what’s going on in the classroom.
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