S: Tiny Greatness
FC: Tiny Greatness | By:Solomon Ajayi
1: James went to High Point High School. It is known for producing great football players. James always wanted to be one but his height held him back. The reason James wanted to play football is because he only living with his mom. He wanted to help out his mom by getting a scholarship and for his love of the game.
2: James had dreams of playing D1 football. He was always told he was to short. The coaches Didn't think he was capable of being a good football player. He went home and thought that all he had to do was work hard and he would be good.
3: At practice all the coaches overlooked him like he wasn't even there. He played running back and loved running the ball but no coach wanted to give him the ball. They thought he was to small and not tough enough to hold onto the ball
4: James went home wondering why no coach wanted to give him a chance. Then he became doubtful about football. His mom talked to him that night and she said that he shouldn't give up and to work hard.
5: The next day at practice the same thing happened the coach didn't even acknowledge that he was their he felt invisible. When they ran gassers at the end of practice he got first every time.when they were finished the coach didn't even say good job.
6: When he talked to his friend ,nick, he told James to quit be cause the coach doesn't like him for some reason. He didn't understand why. James thought about quitting but then remembered that he is doing this to help his mom by getting a scholarship.
7: As the years past James continued to play but never got his shot to go in. Every year he would work out with the team and do all the workouts. His Senior year he went to a whole lot of college football camps. He worked out trying to get looks from colleges but no one was interested in him.
8: James went home and talked to his mom about quitting since no college was interested in him. His mother told him that if he quit that all of his hard work would have been for nothing. James went to bed that night thinking that he has put in all this work to be good and he can't give up now.
9: When James came to practice the next day the coaches noticed that he came in with a new confidence. James knew that if this was going to be his last year playing football. During practice the coach put James in on the first play he scored.Then James knew he was capable of greatness.
10: As The season progressed James became the starter. He averaged 2 touchdowns a game. He realized that this was what he had been waiting for. At the end of the year James became the state MVP.He also got a call from LSU head coach Les Miles and he offered him a scholarship.
11: James was happy that all of his hard work is finally paying off. He had finally made his mother happy by getting scholarship.He learned that you should never give up. James went to LSU and worked his way up and became the best player in the nation. He ended up going to the NFL.