Totally agree with the last post. He is quitting because of the coaches, they
are out of control over there! Jordan football is not what the general public
thinks it is.
A big part of the reason he isn't playing football is the same reason he
quit his sophomore year. The coaches.
Mr. Hoop - your sarcasm isn't appreciated. Playing baseball at a division
1 program IS a great accomplishment. All my boys have played baseball, with one
playing at the junior college level and then on to a D1 program. When he is
finished he will have paid for his education by playing baseball and has had a
great experience in the process! Just because baseball isn't on par with
basketball and football, particularly from a fan-attendance standpoint, it is a
wonderful sport and Mason should be proud of his accomplishments.As
far as football, it is a violent sport and you are a blown-knee away from
potentionally never playing baseball again. With the scholarship money on the
line I know what my decision would be. . .
wow UVU baseball? That's amazing and he should make sure to practice
baseball. That's a tough league. And he must be soo good seeing as
he's going there that he should plan for the pros.
Why is this even newsworthy? Good luck to the boy, but this isn't big news
to anyone outside of Jordan High.
Play football. A truly great athlete can do multiple sports just fine. His
baseball won't suffer. It sounds like there is more to the story but one
can never tell. Specializing in sports is a mistake. If you study professional
athletes the VAST MAJORITY were multiple sport athletes. I know of two BYU
baseball players that got drafted in this past draft and one did two sports in
HS (football and baseball and was planning on doing two in college) and the
other did three in high school (baseball, golf and basketball).
While I'm not a Jordan follower, this is too bad, you only get to play high
school football once in your lifetime and it would've been nice to see how
Mason did his senior season. He was a very good player and with Jordan losing
all of their O line and D line he was one of the top kids coming back.
Hopefully for his sake he reconsiders and decides to play. Either way good luck
to you Mason!